Janet Jackson – R&B Junkie
Damn it, Janet. Dan Poliak on the complete madness of 2004.
Inga Humpe – Riding Into Blue (Cowboy Song)
1990: Inga makes another attempt at UK stardom and Trevor Horn has had a few cowboys in...
Electribe 101 – You’re Walking
A brief introduction to Electribe 101. Or, if you will, Electribe 101 101 *has mild hysterics*
Kim Wilde – A Miracle’s Coming
In which necessity is the mother of re-invention.
Frazier Chorus – Typical
Don't bore us, get to the Frazier Chorus.
Darren Hayes – Darkness
Had it, lost it, got it back on his own terms: here's Derek on the very wonderful Darren Hayes.
Kirsty MacColl – Terry
It's one of Kirsty MacColl's greatest songs. Terry's ALL GOLD.
Jody Watley – I’m the One You Need
Category is: dancefloor eleganza. Yes, it's the Morales-booster that is "I'm the One You Need".
Étienne Daho – Week-end à Rome
In which familiarité breeds contentement.
Bright Light Bright Light – Little Bit
Ooh-aah, just a Little Bit: the greatest pop moment of 2016.
Eg and Alice – Indian
1991: the year that wanted to sex you up. Possibly one of the reasons why Eg and Alice never troubled the charts.
Milla Jovovich – Gentleman Who Fell
Film star in Moomin-pop-courtly-love-quite-good-album shocker!
Kimbra – Cameo Lover
She's just some pop star that you used to know. As it turns out, a ruddy brilliant one.
Randy Newman – Falling in Love
Probably the best record ever made about the fuzziness of falling in love.
Spagna – Easy Lady
You're a mid-tempo, mid-eighties filth-fest, I'm a downtown, downbeat guy.
Blue Pearl – Running Up That Hill
Yes, it is that Running Up That Hill.
Alphabeat – What is Happening
Alphabeat exerted a certain fascination on the British public in 2008 - for precisely three singles. The fourth, annoyingly, was AMAZING.
Jagwar Ma – O B 1
Stewart writes about embracing the new, as long as it sounds a bit old.
Tracey Thorn – Joy
Christmas. It's for the grown-ups really, isn't it?
Billie Piper – Misfocusing
The entire pop career experience squeezed into a little under two years: it's the one and only Billie Piper!