Anticlimatic 'Sound' off.

Do I sound baffled? That'd be because I am. I just don't get how, from the thousands upon thousands upon thousands of artists to choose from, and from the varied selections of its 134 "tastemakers," the BBC has chosen to spotlight a run-of-the-mill electronica artist in its number one spot. Granted, she's a rather attractive young woman, and uses some interesting music-making techniques, but there's nothing distinguishing about the music's sound or her voice.

I did happen across some home-shot footage of Little Boots playing Hot Chip's "Ready for the Floor" with a device I've never seen before called a "tenorion." (More on that later.) Is this the future of music? I certainly hope not, though I admit the device is pretty freaking cool. I want one. Now.

BBC News has finally revealed its number one "Sound of 2009" artist to watch in the new year. (If you don't know what this new music series is by now, click here, here, here and here.)

Thus far, we've seen 1984 throwback duo La Roux at number five, tongue-in-cheek electro party band Empire of the Sun at number four, sassy UK songstress Florence and the Machine (my personal favorite) at number three, and dreary alt-rock trio White Lies at number two.

The number one artist to watch in 2009, according to BBC, is Little Boots. What I want to know is, who the fuck got paid to name this artist the most promising of 2009? Little fucking Boots? The name is as bad as the music.

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