Christian Hoard's "Christian Rock" new music pick this week is Kate Nash's My Best Friend Is You. The 22-year-old British singer's 2008 album went platinum in the U.K. and showed off her cockney accent, witty piano pop and general English cheekiness. The new album is more expansive, confident and simply better. Nash is a tuneful hurricane of TMI, flipping between insecurity and chutzpah as she sings about stinky feet and threatens to do bad things to a boyfriend if he makes out with another woman. On one of Hoard's favorite tracks, "I Just Love You More," Nash tries out a heavy PJ Harvey vibe. Though she gets compared to Lily Allen, Nash doesn't make political statements like Allen did on her most recent disc, and seems kookier in general. Hoard argues Best Friend may be the most tuneful album we get from the U.K. this year.
To read Nash's take on making the record check out Kate Nash Talks My Best Friend Is You.