It would be remiss of me not to return with a post detailing some of the music I encountered in my two weeks abroad. So here now for your pleasure is a three-song set of the best (worst?) of what I heard. I don't think I need to tell you that this whole exercise is dedicated to the resplendent Lewis Michael Beesley.
Hurra Torpedo - Total Eclipse of the Heart
This is without a doubt the best appliance-core cover by a Norwegian band of an '80s pop song that I heard in my entire trip.
Los Colorados - Hot 'n' Cold
We don't have to move too far afield to get to our next number. The best part is that they're all from Ukraine.
Horkýže Slíže - R'n'B Soul
It's Slovaks ... rapping! I don't want to say these guys are enormous in Europe, but this particular song inspired at least one out-of-focus LEGO music video. Embedding is disabled; watch the original video here. And, yes, all Slovak women are that hot ... until age 30. Then they all look like this.