#857 Alison Moyet – Singles

Alison Moyet has had several stages to her career, and I’m delighted that she’s still going strong, as evidenced by the fact that one of her more recent albums, Hometime, came up on the randometer back in October. This is her 1995 compilation covering her early 80s classics as one half of Yazoo with Vince … Continue reading #857 Alison Moyet – Singles

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#337 Noël Coward – Mad Dogs & Englishmen

This two CD compilation of over 40 songs still represents a drop in the ocean of Coward’s prolific output. It includes two live performances, at Las Vegas in 1955 and New York in 1956, and it’s clear from the audience’s rapturous reception and familiarity with the songs that he was as popular with the Americans … Continue reading #337 Noël Coward – Mad Dogs & Englishmen

#1116 The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Original Soundtrack

My first introduction to Rocky Horror was hearing a friend of a friend recite Frank N. Furter’s "come up to the lab" speech as if it was a Shakespearean soliloquy as part of his A level Drama Studies exam. I loved it, without understanding the context or having heard the music. I must have seen … Continue reading #1116 The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Original Soundtrack

#1142 Diana Ross & The Supremes – Number Ones

Not my usual listening matter, and consequently I’ve not picked this CD out of my collection for a good few years. You can’t deny their hit-making prowess, the biggest ‘girl’ group ever, rivalling the Beatles in popularity in the 1960s and at one point having five #1 singles in a row. Much of that is … Continue reading #1142 Diana Ross & The Supremes – Number Ones

#576 Goldfrapp – Head First

I love Goldfrapp. Muchly. There’s really no one else doing quite what they do, and they’ve carved a little niche of their own. This album, their 5th, is arguably their most straightforward - pure unashamed electro disco pop but, as much as I love them, my least favourite. Each of their albums showcases Alison Goldfrapp’s … Continue reading #576 Goldfrapp – Head First

#1281 – Tegan & Sara – So Jealous

Tegan and Sara are two identical twins from Canada. This is their breakthrough album from 2004. Ten years later they were responsible for a strong contender for the catchiest pop song ever, Everything is Awesome for the Lego Movie. A song which, once it’s stuck in your head, will burrow itself into your brain like … Continue reading #1281 – Tegan & Sara – So Jealous