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Singles and Downloads 7 | reviews, news & interviews

Singles and Downloads 7

Singles and Downloads 7

Retro-pop, high-definition dubstep, indie tweeness and much more...

The recently peroxided Mark Ronson, uncertain yet as to whether blondes have more funSony

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl, The Bike Song (Sony Music)

There are ways and ways to make novelty retro-pop. Mark Ronson, for example, has absolutely nailed it here. This song, with its almost unbearably sunny Lovin' Spoonful-styled harmony vocals slathered over an early-Nineties pop-hip-hop breakbeat with jaunty raps from Spank Rock, should be awful – should be so calculatedly faux-naif it makes you hurl – but it's just done with so much invention, so much out-and-out glee and such great hooks that it's completely irresistible and delicious.

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl, The Bike Song (Sony Music)

There are ways and ways to make novelty retro-pop. Mark Ronson, for example, has absolutely nailed it here. This song, with its almost unbearably sunny Lovin' Spoonful-styled harmony vocals slathered over an early-Nineties pop-hip-hop breakbeat with jaunty raps from Spank Rock, should be awful – should be so calculatedly faux-naif it makes you hurl – but it's just done with so much invention, so much out-and-out glee and such great hooks that it's completely irresistible and delicious.

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