Pop: one of the few career choices where quitting early can actually do you a favour.
In which we look at Pompous Pop and habitual doorway-leaners When in Rome.
My beautiful dark twisted fantasy of four top ten hits from a Brandon Flowers album.
Never be the Next Big Thing.
Do something else. Do my eyebrows.
A fun discussion when ABBA fans get together is "what singles would YOU have chosen from 'Voulez Vous'?" Before you know it 37 years will have passed and no consensus will have been reached.
Or: How I Learned to Stop Fearing Martians and Love Synthesisers.
Fun fact! This was probably the song that started off the whole Into the Popvoid concept. I've been bitter about Turn it Into Love's non-single status for 28 years.
In which bubbly pop princess Debbie Gibson attempts to grow up a bit and is roundly rejected because we are all TERRIBLE PEOPLE.
One of those bands that made you feel a bit clever for liking them, Red Box made a classic debut album which flopped terribly - and, as it turns out, quite unnecessarily. Thanks, record label types!
In which Kate Bush makes us all want to tuck into a bowl of Fruit 'n Fibre with our BARE HANDS.
30 years may have passed, but I'm pretty certain I could say "everybody Wang Chung tonight" out loud and most people would know what I was talking about. Right?
In which Belle and Sebastian turn into Dollar for four perfect minutes.
Not many bands really get better with age, but a-ha managed it.
In which we ask the question: why did nobody admit to liking Matt Bianco at the time, when they were in fact dead good?
That peculiar time when Debbie Harry became Deborah for a bit, roped in PWL for a remix and very few people cared. Sigh.
Paul Simon - probably the first artist who made me sit up and think "this music lark is definitely for me".
Chaka plays pop.
Sort of a discussion about how versions are very important to die-hard pop fans, but mainly about how brilliant "Out of Touch" is.
You've had your chance, now we've got the mandate. If you've changed your mind, I'm afraid it's too late.