Skye Sweetnam - Noise from the Basement
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Skye Sweetnam - Noise from the BasementThe latest contender in the Canadian pop tart sweepstakes hails from sleepy Bolton, Ont. Unlike Napanee’s Avril Lavigne and Scarborough’s Fefe Dobson, 16-year-old Sweetnam didn’t hang out in shopping malls. But she still manages to have much in common with Lavigne and Dobson—namely boys, boarding (Sweetnam on snow, Lavigne on streets) and faux rebellion. Sweetnam even tackles the inevitable “Avril lite” comparisons on the frenetic “Hypocrite,” in which she declares “I will do what I want to.” So there.




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