A tale of Two People: how a winning formula doesn't always, er, win.
I want doesn't get for Natalie Imbruglia's brilliant, searing break-up record.
From the file marked "Why Isn't This Person a Huge Star Yet?", it's the quite brilliant Florrie.
Tanita Tikaram releases absolutely brilliant song entitled "Stop Listening". Record buyers unfortunately take it as an instruction.
Crying at the discotheque: why adding a thumping great beat to a ballad is sometimes a really good idea.
In which Madonna's generosity knows no bounds (wait, come back!)
2008, and Cyndi Lauper hits the dance floor with predictably brilliant results.
Breathtakingly exciting giggly jazz-pop courtesy of Akiko and Swing Out Sister.
Niall asks the most important question in pop: what happened to Rachel Stevens' career?
Niall takes us back to the last days of disco, and Diana Ross isn't going down without a fight...
This isn't going to be standard confessional pop - if anything it's pop as evidence.
Another in our occasional "let's restart Emma Bunton's pop career" posts, this time courtesy of a très bon Vanessa Paradis number.
To quote Patrick Juvet, I love America. And to quote Madonna, I love New York. For a person from a small town in Scotland, it was a place I’d only ever […]
Derek Crook on the poetic pop of Prince protégée Ingrid Chavez. She co-wrote Justify My Love, fact fans.
We’ve already discussed, on numerous occasions, the sad demise of physical singles and bemoaned the loss of their many secondary pleasures. No more ruinously creased ‘giant’ posters folded countless times to […]
Raccoons: carriers of rabies AND amazing pop tunes.
Cast your mind back to 2008/09; 80s synth pop revivalism was at its height and it seemed every act (new or established) was trying on a shiny synth style in […]
Sometimes I really do wonder what goes on when record company types are trying to decide on what singles to pick from an album. It is, of course, a very […]
We exist in an odd time in the pop industry. In a post-recession world, money talks. Decisions at [insert record company here] are made with one eye on the bottom line rather than […]
This week, a good friend pointed out that I may just be the only person in the UK who even knows that Glee is currently playing out its final few episodes […]