Here are my top 30 songs of April: 1. Alphabeat – 10,000 Nights (UK release)2. Private – We Got Some Breaking Up To Do3. Yelle – Je veux te voir4. LadyGaga – Just Dance5. BWO – Barcelona6. Charlotte Perelli – Bullet7. Cassie – Is It You (UK release)8. Annie – Girlfriend9. Taio Cruz feat Estelle… Continue reading Top of the Poptastic!
I was a bit disappointed when I heard that Madonna’s new album would take an r’n’b direction, and involve Timbaland, because although he’s made a few pretty good songs in recent years, I’d like to hear something a bit different from Madonna. I also really liked the style of her last album, especially Hung Up,… Continue reading First Listen: Madonna – Hard Candy
The Clique GirlzOK, this is scary: one of them was born in 1996! When you also know their names are Destinee, Paris and Ariel, you’ll be forgiven for being very dubious, but this group’s songs are not too bad compared to some Disney acts. Their rock sound is at least a little more convincing than… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Representing Iran/Jamaica: Arash ft. Shaggy – DonyaArash seems to be heading somewhat towards international success, since his current single features Shaggy and his next one features Eve and Lumidee. They seem strange choices since I wouldn’t really say Arash was an r’n’b artist, and I can’t see his Europoppy style becoming successful worldwide, but who… Continue reading International Video Challenge
It’s not so often these days I’m so excited after a gig that I have to write about it the moment I get home, but this is one of those occasions. Tonight I saw Popjustice’s Wonky Pop tour, starring Frankmusik (girl drummer with great hair), Leon Jean Marie (no-one cheered for the single :() and… Continue reading Dirrrty Pop Review: Popjustice Wonky Pop Tour
Firefox AK – Once I Was Like You (Audio)Swedish female electro-popper Firefox AK is a bit like Norwegian favourite Bertine Zetlitz, but her songs often have something of a melancholy side to them, and therefore she’s never made anything quite level with the likes of Ah-Ah, Fake Your Beauty or 500, for me. This new… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Ace YoungIt’s this time of year, when American Idol approaches its exciting climax, that even its most forgotten alumni take their turns at achieving success. OK, so Ace isn’t quite the most forgotten (how could I forget his amazing name?), but I hadn’t thought of him for a while, and I doubt many people are… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Vanessa Hudgens – Sneaker Night (Audio)Of all the HSM-ers, Vanessa’s the one who’s released the most serious music, actually placing herself in competition with acts like Rihanna and Cassie. I think this is very much in the vein of Jamelia’s 2nd album, or Robyn’s 3rd. I like it a lot, but she had 2 better… Continue reading New Pop On The Block
In June a Disney TV movie called Camp Rock will be released starring the Jonas Brothers. No surprise there, but I just read that Joe Jonas (I would laugh, but I do have a friend called Kristjan Kristjansson) is playing a character with a “bad boy rocker image”. Considering his membership of the Jonas Brothers,… Continue reading Hilarious news of the day
Sara Bareilles – Bottle It Up (Video)I posted Sara’s single Love Song on Into The Groove back in August 2007, and since then it’s gone on to be a deservingly huge hit in America. This is her follow-up, but I must say I’m not half as impressed. It’s not infectious at all, just sounding like… Continue reading New Pop On The Block