It is likely that few Americans were familiar with the artist that Cornershop's "Brimful of Asha" paid tribute to on their breakout single in the U.S. But the funky, hooky beat and the repetitive lyrics made it seem like a hip love song. Which in a way it was. Honoring Asha Bhosle, the great Indian film music singer (who, with over 12,000 songs, is also the most recorded artist on Earth), the boys in Cornershop managed to make the whole of Indo-British culture seem cool. In line with their strong anti-racist politics, the band seems to constantly project its ability to surf on top of the great sea of London culture, pulling elements from a variety of musical styles, as well as honoring the odd, old, kooky, and geeky elements all around them. "Brimful of Asha" shows a band that had grown to the point where such sampling no longer seemed random or messy, but deliciously full and chaotic, while still tied around a central laid-back groove.