1. Charli XCX - “You’re The One”

    It started with this mixtape, which features her singing over “Dreams Money Can Buy”, but now I’m definitely sure I have a crush on Charli XCX now. Fans of Austra and Grimes should definitely check her out.

     
     

  2. I defended Austra’s Feel It Break, Dirty Beaches’ Badlands, Smith Westerns’ Dye It Blonde and Yuck’s self-titled debut album in National Post's album of the year readers' poll. I think the top ten albums will be announced early next week, but in the meantime, feel free to read my comments and the picks from the rest of the Arts & Life staff. I'd also like to let it be known that I do not support the inclusion of Adele and Lady Gaga in this long list.