The Best Debut Albums

Michael: While some artists have gone on to do bigger and better things than their debuts, most of those that pull off great debuts plunge into mediocrity (or worse). But for today, we'll freeze these artists in time, at the peak of their powers. Heads up: Commercial success does not justify a good debut so don't expect Tom Odell and Bastille featuring. Henry: Yup, and while … [Read more...]

Adele Gives Birth To Baby Boy

So Adele has had quite a big couple of years I guess? Pretty much single-handedly, hands down, any other hands cliche you can think of, Adele has become the top female pop star in the world. She runs this. And now, she has a baby boy. … [Read more...]

Rolling In The Deep – Hobbie Stuart

A real treat today. Hobbie Stuart is a 20 year old singer/songwriter hailing from Brighton, UK. While the music that he writes himself also makes for an amazing listen, it was his cover of Adele's Rolling In The Deep that truly shoved his many talents in my face. … [Read more...]

1 Thing I Love About Pop

This is a rather sad column today. Firstly, I have flu so looking at this laptop screen is about the 177th I would like to be doing right now. Secondly, the great blues singer Etta James passed away yesterday. She died from complications from leukemia at the age of 73. There aren't many ways to say 'I'm really upset about this,' and sometimes simplicity is key. Thus: I'm really … [Read more...]

The Year In: Chart Toppers

Ah, pop music. I hope 2011 was as good for you as it was for me. We've had hits from Rihanna (somehow managing to string singles from Loud while releasing new material from Talk That Talk), a few hits from KP and one massive Party Rock Anthem from LMFAO. As per, DJ Earworm has releaseed his end-of-year remix, featuring some of the year's 25 biggest tracks. It may be a fairly … [Read more...]