Just as the Internet has arrived to bring nations together in one big e-mailed chorus of "It's a Small World After All," the American record biz has entrenched itself in a phase of Brit-phobia more severe than in any other pop period since the one before the Beatles came over to snap us out of post-JFK-assassination depression. While Sweden pens pop ditties more mellifluous than our own and fluke Eurodance hits keep flying out of Denmark and Italy, England's still-mighty electronica and indie scenes routinely hit a Yank wall of UNI/WEA/BMG/EMI resistance. It was prerelease Internet buzz that catapulted Radiohead to... More >>>