Thursday 16 August 2012, 15:07
This week we found out Karen O was to appear on a star-studded soundtrack for the latest Tim Burton movie, Frankenweenie, alongside Robert Smith, Passion Pit and Flaming Lips which got us thinking, do we need a better excuse to celebrate this fantastic vocal talent?
Born in South Korea to a Korean mother and Polish father, she moved to New Jersey in her childhood and helped the New York scene explode with some fabulous artists in the early Noughties as art of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and alongside others such as The Strokes.
Ultimately, as always, it's down to you to help us pick the Ultimate Karen O Playlist to run this Sunday between 7-8pm, but to wet your appetite here's some ideas:
* Your favourite Yeah Yeah Yeahs tracks
* Some of the collaborations she's been involved with, or tracks from artists she's worked with like Flaming Lips, David Lynch, The White Stripes and Santigold
* People who inspired her which could range from Blondie to Patti Smith
* Other New York artists who kicked started the 21st century like Julian Casablancas and co, The Rapture and LCD Soundsystem
* Right through to breaking acts like Haim and Lana Del Rey who more than likely have a few Karen O records in their collections
Let us know what you fancy by commenting on this blog and on our Facebook page, Tweet us using #KarenO6Music, send us an e-mail or drag a track onto our collaborative Spotify playlist.
Thursday 9 August 2012, 11:50
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