2012’s Best (And Worst) Trends

Oh boy, there was some stuff in 2012. And lots of that stuff can stay the hell in 2012. Ubiquitous four to the floor tracks, annoygin vocal ticks and Emeli Sande got on our writers' nerves this year. But as ever we liked a lot, too. In fact, 2012 was a bumper year for trends. R&B's landscape was redefined, artists returned second albums that didn't suck (easier said than … [Read more...]

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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...]

Will Justin Bieber Ever Achieve That Number One?

Why can't the biggest male pop star in the world fill a position previously held by the Baha Men?  … [Read more...]

Checking in on the iTunes charts

Increasingly all the music to which I listen is fairly old - and therefore boring (for blog purposes) - so I ventured into the iTunes top 10 for you guys today. Here's what I learnt: … [Read more...]

10 Things I Love About Pop

Welcome to 10 Things I Love About Pop: 2012! Or, 10 Things I Loved About Pop In The Year The World Was Supposed To End. Whatever works for you. Let's have some good news anyway, shall we? Michael and Jonah have both returned to the blog: Good for fans of Drake and indie bands respectively (more news from them later) and great news for Henry's energy levels. There's only so many … [Read more...]