#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’

#CrazyStupidBook: Bananarama – “Really Saying Something”

Take yourselves back now, to a time when the Spice Girls were just a twinkle in their creator's eye, and when Little Mix were but mere specks in the pop constellations. The year is 1979, and childhood friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward have just moved from outside Bristol into the YWCA in London. Little … Continue reading #CrazyStupidBook: Bananarama – “Really Saying Something”

#CrazyStupidTV: Little Mix – The Search (BBC One, 26th September)

"Listen up, we're looking for recruits / If you're with me let me see your hands / Stand up and Salute". So sang the Little Mix ladies on their massive hit single from 2014. Now, almost 10 years after they became the first ever group to win The X Factor, they are launching a brand … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Little Mix – The Search (BBC One, 26th September)

#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’