Be sure to read my Annie Lennox review in the post below...
Scandipop Dept: I do not like BWO anymore. I just have to be honest. I think they must record a song each day in some closet and the new CD sounds like it. Sounds cheap! I also am not loving the September album Dancing Shoes, but Sad Song is great. There is a kneejerk thing each time one of these artists releases a song: It's brilliant! Sometimes true, but not always. Good enough is not good enough for me.
Should I be paying attention to Leona Lewis? Seems like a Mariah clone (circa 1989) to me.
Barry Manilow has covered Sailing. Just sayin' in case you might be a secret, closeted Barry junkie... not that I am. Really.
Natasha Bedingfeld's version of Ray Of Light is a shiteous mess, while Darren Hayes' version is sublime. My beloved-if-sullied-by-her-meh-solo-record Mutya Buena does a lovely Fast Car though. All for Radio 1.
Today I bought Natalie Imbruglia's White Lilies Island for a dollar (you know where I got this Brittle Lemon). What are the best songs?
Did anyone notice that Kylie X contains a Freemasons production? Praise Be To God.
Sophie Ellis Bextor's label is rushing a Christmastime Greatest Hits CD for which she is currently producing new songs. A serious disappointment for an album released only about 5 months ago that has like 10 potential singles. Why not update Love Is Here as a duet with Dan Gillespie Sells and do a kickin' video? Hello hit music! Booyoulabelwhores.
The Feeling have finished their album and are in LA mixing it with Spike Stent (isn't everyone mixing with Spike Stent?). Does not look to be a 2007 release though.
The Alicia Keys album cover is a disaster. I mean, when is the album released? November 1977?
Meanwhile, I hope this is not Alison Moyet's album cover. It's no better.