http://www.youtube.com/p/3AE0AF21A7050ED7 Solange Knowles – Sandcastle DiscoI like I Decided and I like this new single too, but I don’t really see what all the fuss is about. They’re nice, catchy songs and I love the Motown style, but they’re not addictive like Umbrella or No Air or Bleeding Love or Irreplaceable or Just Dance or… Continue reading DP:UK

The Next Big Thing?

RoxShe may be the latest “new Amy Winehouse”, but she’s got a bit more claim to the name than most, since she has stood in for Amy in live performances of Valerie, and worked with Mark Ronson on her forthcoming album. She’s also worked with Nitin Sawhney, whose new single she appears on. I think… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?

New Pop on the Block

Chromeo – Momma’s Boy (Watch)This group have done pretty well with songs like Fancy Footwork and Bonafide Lovin’, but neither song became a huge hit in the UK, as I thought they had potential to, what with the success of Hot Chip especially. This is the first single from their new album, and it’s a… Continue reading New Pop on the Block


Which of these singles are best? Sugababes – Girls Avenue – Last Goodbye BWO – The Bells of Freedom Rihanna – Disturbia Jordin Sparks Ft Chris Brown – No Air David Archuleta – Crush Will Young – Changes The Ting Tings – Shut Up And Let Me Go Sam Sparro – 21st Century Life Marit… Continue reading Untitled

New Pop on the Block

Emilia de Poret – Pick Me UpI first discovered this Swedish singer when I visited Denmark in 2000, around the time that she released her first and only single under the name of Lia Andreen. It was a Britney-ish r’n’b-pop song, very catchy, and one of my first ever Europop discoveries. Sadly it failed to… Continue reading New Pop on the Block

International Video Challenge

Representing Finland: Kim Herold – Social ButterflyI started off thinking this was a misguided mix of the styles of Vincent and Kid Rock, but I soon found myself bopping along to its jolly tune. I like the whistling, the quirky video, and the amusingly odd lyrics. My favourite bit is when he sings “woke up… Continue reading International Video Challenge


http://www.youtube.com/p/97F05572DA0A483E Kidtonik – Aller plus loinHow exciting – I have just discovered the French version of S Club Juniors/8! They are a group called Kidtonik, and their debut single ‘Aller plus loin’ (which I think means Going Further) is currently no.4 in the charts. They were created on a show called Iap Iap (no idea)… Continue reading DP:UK

I feel cheated!

I was just watching the recent Teen Choice Awards, and Miley Cyrus brought onstage her best friend, a girl called Mandy. Mandy??? What happened to Leslie?????

The Xtremely Crap Factor

In my excitement about the new series of X Factor ft. Cheryl, which starts next Saturday, I decided to look up some of the foreign X Factor contestants. I already knew about Martin from Denmark of course, but I didn’t even know there was a Czech version of the show… and it seems Cowell and… Continue reading The Xtremely Crap Factor