Album: JJ, No 3 (Secretly Canadian)

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Funny how, within the space of a few short years, it can now be a band's USP not to have a Facebook or MySpace page.

Oh, and Swedish duo JJ (they prefer jj, but let's not even go there) don't like interviews much, either. But while their approach to, ahem, promotion might feel contrived, their music never does. The follow-up to last year's No 2 is no less lovely: ambient, poppy, and as in thrall to hip-hop as it is to the odd African rhythm or whistling solo. As impossible to categorise as it is not to be charmed.