It's certainly worth a look for anyone who enjoys new music and a variety of styles. (BBC's Sound of 2009 Special Feature)
This year seems to be in danger of becoming the 'Year of the Synth' - with a lot of 80's inspired synth pop music being featured and touted. La Rous (whom I've posted about before here and also featured her 'Quicksand' video over on my radio_infinity blog last week) is so 80's it's heard to believe it's actually a new track with a 19 year old singer - especially as the video takes so many 80's cliches and colour schemes.
Little Boots topped this years poll - and she is very talented (even though I think she looked WAY better with black hair - but then, I guess, I am biased :p) - but one artist who is getting a lot of attention and buzz (and not only from actualsean who seems to have developed a major crush on her) is Florence and the Machine who came third in the listing. I've posted her current single. "Dog Days Are Over" on radio_infinity just now but thought I'd post her debut single, "Kiss With A Fist", from June 2008 here.