The British Are Coming

It seems to me that the next wave of great pop stars on american soil will actually be british. Have you heard any of the new(er) stuff from Lily Allen or Kate Nash? It is ridiculously good! Not only do they do great pop, but a plethora of djs and hip-hoppers have done remixes of their tunes, creating some great dance numbers as well. With MIA, The Streets, Lady Sovereign, Dizzee Rascal etc. coming at us as well (and reaching pretty high praise and popularity from critics) we are experiencing another british invasion. These artists all have in common a much smarter and interesting approach to their genres. Musical compositions are in more interesting, lyrics more intelligent, even when dealing with equally mundane subjects as any american artists. For 2008, look to the UK for hopefully much more interesting and exciting music.