20 May, 2008

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Time is flying by with the sun shining high. Here are some appropriately seasonal pop numbers to enjoy through summer.

Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys and LA producer Boom Bip have put a whole new spin on the the term concept album with their debut collaboration under the moniker Neon Neon. Its called Stainless Steel and its an 80s themed mix of rap, snyth pop and bubbly pop. Think Back to the Future...

[mp3] Neon Neon - Raquel

A singer-songwriter of sickly sweet, synth topped pop gems, its no surprise that upcoming starlet Lykke Li is a Swedish export. Her album drops in the US in the next couple of weeks and single 'Breaking it up' is one of many highlights.

[mp3] Lykke Li - Breaking it up

White Lies are a living, breathing, shoe-gazing reincarnation of legends Joy Division. Think keyboards, organs, dreamy vocals and 2 note baselines coupled with some mighty fine production.

[mp3] White Lies - Unfinished Business

The Mystery Jets don't get the credit they deserve. Granted the first album was a little straight and narrow, but their second LP 21 oozes with charm. Young Love was an impossibly cheery pop hit and 'Two Doors Down' sparkles with revamped 80s pop gleam.

[mp3] Mystery Jets - Two Doors Down