I had a dream i met Rihanna last night! It was the best day of my life. It happened with me being front row in one of her concerts. She came forward and picked me to go on stage. She sang to me. After the song we got to hangout and talk. She loved my personality! She told me she wishes to see me…
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Lykke Li gets all the attention. After ABBA, what the hell happened to Sweden?
Nothing. They’re still making music, doing the damn thing, pimpin’ hos and clockin’ a grip like they name was Dolemite.
That’s a fairly clever joke, believe-it-or-not.
But this Lykke bitch has stolen the parcel of hipsterdom allocated for the poor, perfect Swedes, where no one uses condoms because the homogeneous and wide middle class is disease and disaster free.
Well, there are areas with rampant Catholicism.
Here are three Scandinavian (Norway’s Mr. Little Jeans made the list and really fucked things up for us) who are as beautiful, as good, and as
Kissey Asplund: Really, dude? You’re going to laugh at her name like that? She can’t help it, she’s SWEDISH, bro. Kissey’s soul hued, tender voice box will smack your libido backwards and make you lay the pipe on some xnxx.com shit, and that’s track one on her debut Plethora.
Little Dragon: This Swedish group is comprised of three dudes and singer Yukimi Nagano, the half Japanese, half Swedish-American brass horn. Influenced by classic R & B (think rhythm and blues, not Luther Vandross), she made the small club I saw them in sound like a speakeasy. Afterwards, she signed the shirt I bought, granting my request that she write, ‘Swedish girls do it best.’ Damon Albarn (Blur) worked with her on two songs for Gorillaz’s Plastic Island album. Kitty kat has the ineffable vibe that makse a man go crazy. And you lap it up.
Mr. Little Jeans: Norwegian Wood, remember that? She grew up at a house so rural it didn’t have a numerical address. At 14 she visited London and by 18 had taken up full residency there. Like you, she waited tables. After a manger found her, Monica Birkenes appropriated the name of the Indian man from Rushmore, or Mr. Little Jeans. It’s cool, I’m a major fan of his and also didn’t catch that reference without help. Maybe it’s a translation thing. Her tunes have found underground success. With attention from RAC and Hewlett Packard, MLJ is getting all the love her 5’ frame can carry. The weight of our expectations is already quite the load.
Miike Snow: are the honorable late mentions on this list. Production duo Bloodshy & Avant, Swedes, named their side project for a mutual friend. ‘Miike’ as a spelling is a homage to Japanese director Takashi Miike, both prolific and avante garde. They’ve so far proven to be neither, having released their debut in 2009 and recently announced work on a new one. Their singer, Andrew Wyatt, is American and has a particular falsetto which sounds like it might offend some. Yet, their production is so spectacular (they won a Grammy for Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’) that even someone trying to dislike them will be hard-pressed. Just let it happen, man. It’s totally natural.
-Julian Belvedere of (King Hamburger Pimp And) The Sundance Kid