#CrazyStupidAlbum: McFly (@mcflymusic) – ‘Young Dumb Thrills’

15th November 2010. That was the last time, almost 10 years to the day, that McFly last released a full studio album. Said album - Above the Noise - is probably still up there with Spice Girls' Forever and The Human League's Crash as a potentially brilliant but wonkily executed tap into an unexpected territory … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: McFly (@mcflymusic) – ‘Young Dumb Thrills’

#CrazyStupidAlbum: Little Mix (@LittleMix) – ‘Confetti’ / Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue) – ‘Disco’

There are many things about 2020 that we'll all be quick to try and forget about once it passes. But one positive thing is that for the first time in a very long while, where pop music is concerned, it has caused everyone involved to pull their socks up a little. In short, this year … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: Little Mix (@LittleMix) – ‘Confetti’ / Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue) – ‘Disco’

#CrazyStupidAlbum: Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) – ‘Heartbreak Weather’

Now here's the thing. Under old circumstances, this review would have been up when this album came out three months ago. Alas, with its release coming just as the world literally stopped, old circumstances have given way to new ones since then. Ones that I haven't really coped with all that well on a wider … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) – ‘Heartbreak Weather’

#CrazyStupidAlbum: Westlife (@westlifemusic) – ‘Spectrum’

If 2019 is going to be remembered as the year of anything music wise, it'll be of those unexpectedly brilliant pop comebacks from bands and artists that many thought were lost to time forever. Busted? Delivered the best album of their career. Jonas Brothers? One of the catchiest modern pop singles of the year with … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: Westlife (@westlifemusic) – ‘Spectrum’

#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’

#CrazyStupidAlbum: Dido (@DidoOfficial) – ‘Still On My Mind’

If there's one thing you can be guaranteed of with Dido, it's that you're usually in for a long wait for new material. 2013 was when we last heard from her, with her fourth studio album 'Girl Who Got Away'. And the album before that, 'Safe Trip Home', arrived in 2008, a whole five years … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: Dido (@DidoOfficial) – ‘Still On My Mind’

#CrazyStupidAlbum: Busted (@Busted) – ‘Half Way There’

There are some utterly delicious moments in the human experience that can't quite be accounted for in words alone: bare feet sinking into gloriously soft shagpile carpet, the smell of bacon frying on a Sunday morning, and the sound of your favourite band or artist releasing the album they were born to make. It's the … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: Busted (@Busted) – ‘Half Way There’