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A reasonably well thought out Will Young analogy for a Tuesday morning.

Will Young has been churning out amazing singles with amazing videos with slightly alarming regularity recently. But the thing that is both Will’s blessing and his curse is that he really is basically the only successful solo male in pop. He’s sort of the new Justin Timberlake in that respect, except at least during ‘the time of Justin Timberlake’ – and a damn good time it was too readers – you’d get the occasional Robbie Williams album or record labels would try invest in one of ‘The Men’. (You could make an argument for Hurts at the moment I suppose but they are actually two men and also despite their gigantic budgets they aren’t actually all that successful apart from in certain random countries in Europe but anyway mentioning them sort of misses the point which I will now shut up and get to.) Continue reading

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The 11 Greatest Albums Of 2011

So, yeah. List Season is well and truly over and so with this being a hip and happening blog I really wanted to really shake things up and so I thought – prepare yourselves people – I’d rank last year’s best albums. What about that eh? The year’s best albums, in an objective numeric order? A month after everyone and their grandmother’s cat has done it? Unheard of! I shall set the trend, and that, of course, was my intention behind this late list all along.

(Yes, alright, sorry, I wrote most of everything a day after the singles one but couldn’t be arsed to write the rest. YOU CAUGHT ME. What do you want, a biscuit?)

As a bit of a forewarning all of the albums on this list are, at the very least, brilliant, otherwise they wouldn’t be on it. They are all worth parting with cash over. And readers, that is music well made. ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR THE LISTED ARTISTS PLEASE.

And on with the show. Continue reading

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The 41 Greatest Singles of 2011

And here they are.

So, 2011 has sort of happened hasn’t it? And quite a lot of artists released good singles in it, which can get a bit confusing in the day and age where LMFAO are the year’s biggest selling iTunes artist. So HERE ARE the best fourty one singles 2011 had to offer, in reverse order so there’s a poptacular drum-roll from the ‘fucking good’ through the ‘absolutely chuffing brilliant’ right up to the ‘OH MY BLOODY GOD’ ones at the end. Any problems? Of course not. Here we go. Continue reading

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