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OK, admit it.  We’ve all got musical crushes.  Whether you’re a preteen girl who looooves Tyson Ritter or you’re a hipster infatuated with Zooey Deschanel (and thus, jealous of Ben Gibbard), everybody knows some musician that they unabashedly adore.

Well, count me in.

The recipient of my newfound musical crush: Ellie Goulding.  With an album in the works for Polydor Records UK and tour dates supporting the most loved band on this blog: Passion Pit, Ms. Goulding is set to make big waves in the international pop scene.

And when I say pop, I mean good pop.  This is NOT Lady Gaga.  It has brains, soul, and some fantastic production to boot.  I’ve been spinning her single, “Under the Sheets,” all week and each time I listen to it I love it even more. People have grouped her in with other UK electropop acts like Little Boots, La Roux, and Marina & The Diamonds, but compared to them Ms. Goulding is far less pretentious. This girl is the real deal, and to quote a song from a recently purchased album: I have a total crush on her.

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