The best thing about the EU expansion…

…is hearing a lot of music from the Baltic and Eastern European countries on the radio. Just minutes ago, I heard a track from an Estonian group whose name I missed, but they’ll be in the Eurovision Song Contest this year. OK, so that’s not much of a recommendation, but despite being a EuroSong contribution, it actually sounded great, with all the hallmark touches of Finno-Ugric music: powerful female voices in daring, harmonies, with a touch of accordion. If that is Estonia’s trashy pop music, I would love to hear the more authentic stuff!