#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’

#CrazyStupidAlbum: All Saints – ‘Testament’

If 'Red Flag', 2016's superb renaissance album (we don't like saying comeback, it doesn't seem right in this context) was the sound of All Saints rediscovering their musical identity, then 'Testament', its follow up, is almost certainly the sound of them taking that rediscovered, timeless sound, and running full tilt with it. Although even 'full … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: All Saints – ‘Testament’