The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 46)

It's midday, it's Thursday, and time as always for us to hop aboard our little musical pre-Y2K pop tardis we like to call The Story of Pop: 1999. This week: a second chart topper for a man who had one of the top 10 biggest selling albums for two years running... At the start of … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 46)

JLS: a retrospective piece on the 10th anniversary of their debut album

It's funny how much has changed in ten years. Not least of all The X Factor. Once the cornerstone and an unmissable powerhouse of Saturday night entertainment on ITV, pulling in 16m viewers at its peak, it actually once did what it said on the tin and produced stars. Nowadays, it's a pitiful and irrelevant … Continue reading JLS: a retrospective piece on the 10th anniversary of their debut album