I completely missed this one when it came out last year. In fact I missed the Kate Nash boat all together until I saw this interview with her recently on Drowned in Sound. I hoped over to YouTube and checked out some of her videos and was quite impressed with what I heard so I asked the nice folks at Guestroom to order her two CDs for me and picked up My Best Friend Is You last Friday. And all I can say is wow.
My Best Friend Is You is a fantastic pop record that mixes elements of doo-wop, dance, and indie pop behind Nash’s luscious British voice. The album opens with exceptionally catchy “
” which is followed by the equally catchy “Kiss That Grrrl,” both of which set the mood for the album. The albums first single, “Do-Wah-Doo” is a brilliant take on 50s doo-wop filled with lush harmonies. There are a few moments on this CD that don’t work – “I Just Love You More” and “Mansion Song” come to mind – but those don’t take away from the rest of the record. Paris
Great for fans of Lily Allen and The Pipettes.