Tag: Pop music


  • G.F.S.U. by Lolita Storm

    G.F.S.U. by Lolita Storm

    I found Red Hot Riding Hood sitting on the New Releases shelf at HMV in Glesga, waiting for me because no one else knew it was there. listed influences on MySpace sold them immediately. Betty Boo. Girls Aloud. Suicide. Shampoo. Even Sigue Sigue Sputnik, for God sake. What? I thought. How can a band this […]

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  • A Christmas Record (Ze Records)

    A Christmas Record (Ze Records)

    Ze Records was one of the hippest labels of the time. This was their attempt at a Christmas album. It’s…something.

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  • Lycanthropy by Patrick Wolf

    Lycanthropy by Patrick Wolf

    I saw Patrick Wolf very early on in his career at the original Stereo while he was touring Lycanthropy. The gig wasn’t very well attended, which made sense because Patrick was most definitely a cult artist at that point, beloved by critics and photographed for all the coolest magazines, who presented him as the coolest […]

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  • Alisha Rules The World by Alisha’s Attic

    Alisha Rules The World by Alisha’s Attic

    1996 was a vintage year for my CD rack. Keith Flint stood in a tunnel, monochromatic yet brighter and more colourful than anything else around. Britpop approached a zenith, Jarvis Cocker’s arse made The Brits relevant, Alanis made us reach for a dictionary to check the actual definition of irony, Ash arrived perfect and pure, […]

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  • Chemistry by Girls Aloud

    Chemistry by Girls Aloud

    One of my favourite hobbies in the early years of 2000 was trolling the pages of Channel 4’s Planet Sound music page on Teletext. Every week I’d write in and upset people with my eloquent displays of bitchy brilliance. Oh yes, I enjoyed it. My favourite technique was to write really long letters praising Girls […]

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  • Kylie In The ’90s

    There are two types of Kylie Minogue song. The type that work and the type that don’t. Being talented as she is, Kylie definitely has more in the former category rather than the latter. Really, an argument could be made that Kylie is the greatest indie popstar ever to work an independent label. Stock Aitken […]

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  • Hall Of Fame: Anniemal by Annie

    Hall Of Fame: Anniemal by Annie

    Hall Of Fame is the strand of this blog where I discuss my favourite things. It might be a book, an album, a movie or a video game. Pop music in 2005 was a foreign country and I’d lost my passport just like Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud. The borders in pop were vast, the […]

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