Friday, March 28, 2008

Jukebox Friday: Positively Un-American.

I get so bored with American (and even British) music sometimes. The new stuff just gets so stale so quickly. International acts have been a lot more interesting to me lately, even those who seem to be leaning toward a more Anglo-American sound. Here are some examples.

"Zock On" is the newest single from Japan's Teriyaki Boyz. It features Pharrell and Busta Rhymes, so the sound is about as mainstream American hip hop as you can get. Still good, though:

On the other end of the spectrum, also from Japan, is Boris with their blistering rock screed "Statement":

Yelle, from France, obviously has an affinity for the '80s, from her fashions to her Euro-synth inspired sound. This is her latest, "Je Veux Te Voir":

How about some Bulgarian hip hop? From 2006, this is "Tochno Sega" by Azis and Ustata:

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