At last the moment arrived which I’d been waiting for for 13 months: I got to see Alphabeat perform live! They are at that crucial time in their career when they are about to become either huge stars or has-beens, so it’s an exciting time to see them. To be honest I didn’t get the… Continue reading DP Review: Alphabeat & Palladium Live
Month: January 2008
Thank you Popjustice
For reminding me that I must inform you of the greatest r’n’b single of 2008 so far. OK it’s only been two weeks but this song is surely going to be a huge hit. You might remember a guy called Taio Cruz who had 2 great electro-r’n’b singles out last year, Movin’ On and I… Continue reading Thank you Popjustice
It’s just a twist of fate
In 2006 the Swedish DJ Basshunter had a huge hit around Europe with a song called Boten Anna, but it had absolutely no impact in the UK. Thank goodness, it was awful! But now it is he who will knock off Leon from no.1 this week, rather surprising considering his previous lack of success and… Continue reading It’s just a twist of fate
Who would have thought?
That this young lady would nine years later inspire a front page headline: Britney Will Kill Kids. It is indeed a very very mad world.
DP Review: Private – My Secret Lover
I’m going to do a bumper review of the very many CDs I received between my birthday (22 Dec – remember it cos next year I’ll be 21!) and Christmas once I’ve listened to them all enough to give accurate opinions, but the process has been slowed down somewhat by my current obsession with this… Continue reading DP Review: Private – My Secret Lover
New Pop On The Block
Hot Chip – Ready For The FloorApart from the obviously great Over and Over, I’ve never quite ‘got’ Hot Chip, but at last they release a song as good as people said their previous ones were. It was apparently written for Kylie (explaining the “you’re my no.1 guy” lyrics perhaps), so its quality is no… Continue reading New Pop On The Block
D-D-Don’t Stop The Alphabeat
My 2008 has so far had one musical theme: Denmark. Last year’s favourite Danes, Alphabeat, are featuring in most of the 2008 prediction lists, which is obviously fantastic news for the fantastic 6. And I personally have spent most of the first four days of this year dancing about my room to my recently acquired… Continue reading D-D-Don’t Stop The Alphabeat
Obviously the Queen hasn’t got her finger on the pulse
Since it seems she has the misguided notion that David Jordan is likely to be successful any time soon. However, I’m not displeased by the apparent aim to turn the Royal Variety Performance into Eurovision. Embarrassingly, I don’t think this would even get to the second round. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_3dWi-PW8E&rel=1]
My top 100 of 2007 in full
Rihanna ft. Jay-Z – UmbrellaKleerup ft. Robyn – With Every HeartbeatAlphabeat – 10,000 Nights of ThunderE-Type – True BelieverMargaret Berger – Will You Remember Me TomorrowMåns Zelmerlöw – Cara MiaBWO – Chariots Of FireMiley Cyrus – See You AgainBWO – Save My PridePatrick Wolf – The Magic PositionMarion Raven – Break YouYoung Love – DiscotechRobyn… Continue reading My top 100 of 2007 in full
2008: The Year Of…?
Last year I did pretty well with my predictions of success, listing Mika, Just Jack and the Klaxons as tips for the top. Others such as New Young Pony Club and Jack Savoretti did reasonably well, while Alphabeat have moved from an extremely outside chance in 2007 (my interview with them in January revealed no… Continue reading 2008: The Year Of…?