#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’

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#SongoftheWeek: Emma Bunton – ‘Baby Please Don’t Stop’

ARTIST: Emma Bunton SONG: Baby Please Don't Stop SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? If you read this here corner of the interweb with any regularity, you'll know a couple of things. Mainly, we love us a good girl group. And perhaps even more so than that, we love us a … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Emma Bunton – ‘Baby Please Don’t Stop’

Spice Up London: the 90s girl power pop exhibition that’s giving you everything

Nostalgia. It's a powerful - and underestimated - thing isn't it? How a smell, a taste, a sound or an image can bring thousands of memories flooding back. The best nostalgia trips thrive on an assault of all these senses. For whilst a few thousand people were descending on Hylands Park in my home city … Continue reading Spice Up London: the 90s girl power pop exhibition that’s giving you everything

Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2017: Day 5

ARTIST: Spice Girls SONG: Christmas Wrapping ALBUM: Goodbye (1998, Virgin) I mean. The Waitresses' original version was amazing anyway, but this Spice-y version - the B-side to their third Christmas chart topper in a row with 'Goodbye' - is equally brilliant. It even finds time to name check their world tour and assorted pregnancies from … Continue reading Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2017: Day 5