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Tag: Popvoid

Kylie Minogue – Your Disco Needs You

Question: can you have a hit so gay it irrevocably changes your career? Even damages it? Answer: yes you can. Case in point: Go West by Pet Shop Boys. Back in 1993 Neil Tennant was yet […]

Frida Sundemo – Snow

I’m often puzzled by the way record companies go about their business. If you were running a shop and had an exciting new product, would you leave it in the […]

All Saints – Chick Fit

When the Spice Girls‘ cooler rivals made their 2006 comeback with Rock Steady and reached the heady heights of number 3, they seemed nailed-on to conduct an assault on the […]

Saint Etienne – Nothing Can Stop Us

If I had a lab and made a pop group in a sort of Weird Science-y way, Saint Etienne is what I would come up with. When I chanced upon Foxbase Alpha in 1991 I […]

Scritti Politti – Perfect Way

One of the most interesting developments in pop music in the digital age has been the homogenization of the world pop charts.  Because everything now is instantly downloadable or accessible […]

Ruth Lorenzo – Dancing in the Rain

This may be an unpopular viewpoint, but something went terribly, terribly wrong at last year’s Eurovision Song Contest. While it was amazing in all kinds of ways that Conchita Wurst triumphed on […]

SoundGirl – Don’t Know Why

“Right guys, it’s 2011. LOL-pop is over, and we need a new sound. You’ve got 15 seconds. Go.” “Well, I’ve got this song. It’s basically a pop-reggae interpolation of Carly […]

ABBA – When All is Said and Done

Knowing when to leave a party is a trick that not many pop stars have learned – realising that the lights are about to come up and making a dignified […]

Mylène Farmer – Désenchantée

We return now to the realm of French pop and its undisputed queen, Mylene Farmer. Were you inclined to put Madonna and Pet Shop Boys into a blender and blitz on full power […]

The Other Two – Selfish

There are perhaps no words in pop more terrifying than Side Project. A side project occurs when one or more members of a successful band form another one in between […]

Talk Talk – Living in Another World

No-one could ever accuse Talk Talk of selling out for short-term gain. More than any other band of their time they appeared to be on a very specific journey, one that […]

Summer Camp – Fresh

If you’ve ever wondered what Modern Romance fronted by a Nolan sister would sound like, look no further. Channelling 1981 to quite spectacular effect, Summer Camp‘s Fresh is a wonderful dollop of supperclub […]

Tegan and Sara – I Was a Fool

This is the record that answers the question no-one was asking: if Barbara Dickson and Elaine Paige were lesbian twin sisters from Canada, what would they sound like? The answer […]