‘Thank ABBA for the Music’ at 20: a defining pop moment of 1999

We have a small confession to make, dear readers. Regular viewers of our retro pop series of posts titled The Story of Pop: 1999 (back this Thursday at midday as always) will remember we featured a lovely if lesser recalled top 10 hit from Catatonia two weeks ago. The reason for this might have seemed … Continue reading ‘Thank ABBA for the Music’ at 20: a defining pop moment of 1999


#TweetHeeHee (Easter Special 2019)

Happy Easter one and all! Hope you're enjoying the lovely weather and long Bank Holiday weekend. We couldn't pass up an opportunity to bring you some laughs today, so if you're fancying a small break from the mini eggs and hot cross buns in the form of some social media hilarities, then you're in the … Continue reading #TweetHeeHee (Easter Special 2019)

#SongoftheWeek: The Veronicas – ‘Think of Me’

ARTIST: The Veronicas SONG: Think of Me SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? Cast your minds back if you will, to 10 years ago. Remember 'Untouched', the barnstorming electro rock masterpiece from sisterly Aussie duo The Veronicas? It was absolutely huge that spring, peaking inside the UK top 10 and achieved … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: The Veronicas – ‘Think of Me’

#CrazyStupidAlbum: Emma Bunton (@EmmaBunton) – ‘My Happy Place’

The covers album seems to be that most frequent hot potato to bash where pop music is concerned. Somehow, years of elitist rock critics have had open season, pouring scorn on such releases for being a mark of coasting on a 'safe' or more commercial banker at the expense of being 'cooler' or more worthy … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: Emma Bunton (@EmmaBunton) – ‘My Happy Place’