Today is the 3rd anniversary of this blog! It’s amazing that I have been able to consistently post regularly for a whole 3 years. People often ask me how I manage to stick with it, but I can’t really say. I just love writing about music and never run out of things to say!
In celebration, here is a review of the last 12 months of Dirrrty Pop:
June ’05 – I did a great Robyn review for Stylus, reviewed Nizlopi 6 months before it hit no.1 and thought Gavin Degraw was going to be famous.
July – I hated Jessica Simpson but loved Melody Club and summer dance-pop singles.
August – I went to Sweden (where I saw BWO! AMAZING!), got this lovely luminous layout, loved the t.A.T.u album and debated downloading and reality TV in Popping The Question.
September – I moved house, made Poptastisk issue 1 and got extremely excited about Andy Bell, Darren Hayes and Will Young’s new singles.
October – I got cross at Rachel’s chart failure, loved X Factor, saw the BSBs live (brilliant!) and was obsessed with Hung Up.
November – I hated Westlife, opened Video Killed The Radio Star (must update more, but no-one ever comments!), loved Will’s album and went to the super-fab Krakow in Poland.
December – I celebrated my top singles of the year, loved Poland and the GA album, and cheered when Andy didn’t win X Factor, when Westlife weren’t Xmas no.1 and when it was in fact a Swedish song, albeit a rubbish one. I also started planning my part for when BWO won Eurovision. Maybe next year!
January – I celebrated a Decade of Poptastic No.1s, awaited the Swedish conquest of 2006, loved YouTube and applied Nietzsche’s philosophy to pop music.
February – I sobbed at Smash Hits closing, loved Bad Boybands and (confusingly) All-American Rejects, watched Melodifestivalen and American Idol and awarded the real Brit Awards.
March – My BWO obsession reached new heights when I heard Temple of Love, made Poptastisk issue 2 and squealed with joy as Infernal were on UK radio (and they haven’t left since!).
April – I adored the Delays, hated Sandi Thom (grrr!), went BWO mad and saw Darren Hayes live for the 7th time!
May – Pipettes became my new faves (and everyone else’s), I launched DP:UK, took terrible photos of The Ark and wanted to throw things when Kate Ryan didn’t win Eurovision.