I like how Pop Muse called Roisin Murphy "the new Grace Jones." Although "Ladies and gentleman, here's Roisin!" does not have the same effect.
My post on Scritti Politti got a record number of comments for this blog. WHO KNEW? Anyway, I just noticed another Scritti post at Modern Music (I've linked to the 80's posts).
ElMarvelOso just did a post on Beyonce's bad lyrics and it made me think of a wonky lyric on the new Kylie CD. It's on a song I love, All I See: "There's nothing that can break us apart in two." Err, yes, "apart" or "in two" will suffice. Just sayin'...
It's hard to believe The Feeling are about to release a CD. They seem to have disappeared. Their website has not been updated for a month.
Expanding on Alison Goldfrapp's recent comment that everything's artificial, Robyn tells The Times this week that "We have artifice and then we have ‘real’. We’ve lost the in between.” She's coming to America, by the way. More on that Friday.
Sasha Frere-Jones writes a Kate Nash review in The New Yorker this week. He offhandedly labels Adele an "unbearable neo-soul singer." Reee-ight. While he does write a nice description of Nash's single Foundations, he later talks about the "juvenilia" on the record. Right again, dickhead, she's 19.
Lost In The 80's isn't really dead, it just moved to Jersey.
Access Hollywood did a piece on Jennifer Hudson's album and the music sounded terrrrrible. The production team in the bit was The Underdogs, who are nothing special, to my ears anyway.
Born Again 80's did a post on Hojo's mid-80's classic Like To Get To Know You Well. I think I had the 12" of that.
The B-52's are sure lookin' fresh! It's inspirational. Skinny pants help, take it from me. Modfab did that post on their upcoming return and I totally agree that they influenced the Scissters, not the other way 'round. If anyone has an MP3 of their version of Yoko Ono's Don't Worry (from the vinyl version of Whammy!), please send it to me. It's a longtime fave and I cannot find it anywhere. Update: thanks to the lovely person who sent me an MP3!
Sia's new CD has a lush version of I Go To Sleep. She adds a string arrangement that seems perfect for the song. More on that record soon. It's got some stunning songs, but is a little heavy on the ballads.
Amy Winehouse is a yellow blonde? Holy shit. My tears won't dry on their own. sorry, bad pun
Where in the world is Shirley Manson? Come back to the five and dime, Shirley Manson, Shirley Manson.
Finally, Philly, I am checkin' up on you this weekend. I'll bring my own disco string section and pray I encounter Miss Patti.