spun – “NOW 90’s” (EMI/SonyBMG TV)

28 10 2009


Rating : ***

The eyes blinked when I got this, for a second it was “NOW 39” ….

… and then realised it was yet ANOTHER cashin from EMI’s compilation powerhouse, “Now That’s What I Call Music!” They’ve done the 80’s, they’ve done the decades, they’ve done dance – is there anything that “NOW” haven’t done (hopefully not pigs anyway!) Up until this point “NOW” haven’t touched the 90’s, but with this mediocre effort it’s passable!

As a 90’s “NOW” follower (i’m sure most of the readers here are) isn’t really a big representation of what “NOW” was then as only #1 singles are touched, and to put 60 of them across 3CDs is a bit of a slap on the face for the record buying public.

We really advise buying “101 90’s Hits” from last year a similar EMI/SonyBMG cashin but with 5CDs and more variation, sums up the 90’s for us instead of an obvious attempt at. We dare to think what “NOW 00’s” (released on the 2nd of December) will provide us with, maybe a slap on the arse or that awful Gareth Gates Righteous Brothers cover from 2002… ERK!!! Hint for Mr. Abram and EMI – release NOW 2, 3… get it over and done with!




A Face Says A Thousand Words!

24 09 2009


.. and that face says slap me with a wet fish repeatedly then fuck me over a bin! Yes Britney Spears is releasing yet another greatest hits collection (shudders) called ‘The Singles Collection’ and there’s the cover for you all there. The hits collection will have the brand new single “3” released from it which is due to air on the radio in the coming weeks! “The Singles Collection” is released on October the 26th through Jive. Oh why can’t she just die!



Single Of The Week – 21/9

23 09 2009

Beyoncé –

Broken-Hearted Girl (Columbia)


It’s been some year for Beyoncé’, an award winning video, an over done Halo, bunch of bad dreams and a sore hand (to say the least.) But Beyoncé’s back again and aims to finish 2009 with a bang with the 5th single from her platinum album “I Am Sasha Fierce”, “Broken-Hearted Girl.” Expect to hear this all over the radio in the coming weeks as it’s another ballady Beyoncé’ one! A little Beyonce fact for you all incase it comes up in a pub quiz, all the singles from ‘Sasha Fierce’ so far collectively have sold 1.7 million copies collectively (impressive!)

For us clubbers the remix package for ‘Broken-Hearted Girl’ is nothing short of spectacular with mixes from Alan Braxe, Olli Collins + Fred Portelli and a return for Gareth Wyn who’s remix of Duffy’s 2008 #1 ‘Mercy’ smashed up in clubs all over the world! ‘Broken-Hearted Girl’ is available to download now and is out physically on November the 2nd as well as the Platinum Edition of Beyoncé’’s 3rd album ‘I Am Sasha Fierce’ which includes a bonus DVD and brand new artwork – whoa-uh-oh!

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Super 7 – ‘Sugababes’

21 09 2009


(above : if looks could kill… said Keisha)

Well, we didn’t see this one coming sad news hit us today that the last of the original remaining members of the Sugababes, Keisha Buchanan has been axed from the line up only to be replaced by Eurovision starlet Jade Ewen… HA! Never fear though she’s still going to be recording as a solo artist on Island records anyway, but that means… NO MORE ORIGINAL SUGAS *sobs*

So in tribute it’s time to kick off our new regular feature ‘Super 7’s.’….



As if by magic this Dr. Luke written pop gem arrived with us in late 2007, quintessentially our favourite Sugababes track.

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Single Of The Week – 16/9

16 09 2009

JLS – ‘Everybody In Love’ (Epic)


.. and my arse won’t meat again – no that’s not how it went that was just me on a drunken haipney one night which was fun! Anyhoo hasn’t been that long ago since X-Factor runners up JLS reached the top slot with their debut single ‘Beat Again’ but the boys are back and HUNKIER than ever with their new single ‘Everybody In Love.’ No it doesn’t remind us of that terrible Usher song ‘Love In This Club’ either…..

For the clubs remixes come from the ultra uber cool and lovely man Cahill and fresh new talent P Money, expect this to blow up all over the radio in the coming weeks! ‘Everybody In Love’ is released on November the 2nd through Epic, followed by the ‘JLS’ album on the 9th! Everybody in love.. g’oan put your hands up.. ##

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