I may have been too busy pursuing ridiculously wholesome French film students, escaping the clutches of long-haired jazz enthusiasts and not doing any work whatsover, but I have not forgotten about Dirrrty Pop or pop music in general. Here are some of the best songs that have soundtracked my last two weeks:
Siobhan Donaghy – Ghosts
I would love to know what this says when played backwards, as I presume that’s how it was created. Managing to make such a beautiful song backwards just shows how amazingly talented Siobhan and the people she works with must be. I can’t wait to hear her new album. If it’s half as good as this or her previous one, I know I’ll love it.
Everything High School Musical
The film and its soundtrack are far from new to me, but have been having quite a revival on my mp3 player as the phenomenon has taken hold in the UK. The songs don’t seem that amazing on first listen but give them a chance and you may find, like me, that they make you feel all warm and jolly inside.
Jamelia – Get Up, Get Out
I don’t know why, or if my opinion agrees with anyone else’s (although I don’t really care anymore – I like my new solipsistic approach to music reviewing), but this is the track on Walk With Me that I’ve found myself repeating. With its fierce sweary chorus, Robyn would be proud and so am I.
Beyoncé – Irreplaceable
I doubt I’ll ever be shouting from the rooftops about a Beyoncé track (except Crazy In Love of course) but I was very pleasantly surprised by this new single. I didn’t really get the appeal of Ring The Alarm, unless it was “B” going bonkers, but this I can certainly get on board with.
Regina Spektor – Fidelity
I saw this once on TV and liked it, then a few days later I was in a shop and it played and it just brightened up my day so much I’ve loved the song ever since. It’s the only one of Regina’s songs I’ve listened to more than once, so I’m promising myself to delve a bit deeper soon. Any recommendations?