There's been a lot of scuttlebutt this summer about the lack of a breakout seasonal single. Unlike in past years, there's been no ubiquitous jam--no "Crazy" or " Umbrella" to accompany the sounds of splashing in the pool or cracking open a cool one. Contenders like Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love," Lil Wayne's "Lollipop," or Kid Rock's "All Summer Song" have each had their moment, but failed to lodge themselves alongside The Dark Knight or insane gas prices as summer 2008 touchstones. Given that it's already the middle of July, perhaps it's time to move on. There is no song of the summer.
But maybe we can all find something else summer-related on which to agree. Below are my picks for the ten least summery artists. I don't think any of the following acts are necessarily bad--some of them are long-standing personal favorites--but they're guaranteed to wet-blanket a backyard BBQ faster than an empty keg.Read More »from Summer Bummers