FT – Comments

Dec 19

CHRISTINA AGUILERA – “Beautiful” (12 comments) My experience of this was always filtered through reading an interview with Perry talking about Xtina's album, Stripped, just before… Shucks Mahoney

Dec 19

RICKY MARTIN – “Livin’ La Vida Loca” (50 comments) A different side of Ricky: rallying the people of Puerto Rico out on to the streets this summer to… Mark M

Dec 19

PET SHOP BOYS – “Hey Headmaster” (11 comments) refrigerator water filter Water filters that remove lead, chlorine and contaminants with NSF certifications www.readyfilters.shop samantha gov afroz

Dec 19

KENNY ROGERS – “Lucille” (70 comments) nobody comes out well in this dreary passive-aggressive narrative - least of all Kenny Rogers or the UK singles buying… lonepilgrim

Dec 19

ROD STEWART – “I Don’t Want To Talk About It”/”The First Cut Is The Deepest” (41 comments) both of these performances suffer from a surfeit of good taste - top session men and the best arrangers provide… lonepilgrim
DENIECE WILLIAMS – “Free” (52 comments) the full version is as ICG says at #51 "lovely hot bubble bath of a record" - the edited… lonepilgrim

Nov 19

CORNERSHOP – “Brimful Of Asha (Norman Cook Remix)” (82 comments) Different brains interpret things differently. If you've got a Sick P1g brain you interpret it as you like women with… km

Nov 19

GIRLS ALOUD – “Sound Of The Underground” (34 comments) julie "prostitutes should be shot" burchill is not even remotely insightful, brave, wise or well considered in her arguments and… mae

Nov 19

BOB THE BUILDER – “Can We Fix It?” (25 comments) [stork-boy] Well, technically, this was the UK chart-topper when I was born, the Irish chart-topper that week was Eminem… Stephen Emmett
MADONNA – “Like A Prayer” (147 comments) Whenever I re-read this particular piece, one phrase leaps out at me: "that long 'home' in the intro". I think… Ospero

Nov 19

Kingsmill Bread Is Rubbish (32 comments) Where I live the Warbrton deleivery is after midday, it is 50% more than nay other bread, I found… Adam Bolton

Nov 19

MANHATTAN TRANSFER – “Chanson D’Amour” (53 comments) Youtube has clips of the group performing this on the Old Grey Whistle Test AND on a US variety show… lonepilgrim
LEO SAYER – “When I Need You” (28 comments) I find the arrangement on this performance a little too clinical and precise - Leo gives little hints of emotion… lonepilgrim
THE LOVE AFFAIR – “Everlasting Love” (93 comments) Great video and song I think the Chaplin girl was Austrian but I don’t know who the other lady was… Jack Stephenson

Nov 19

THE FLYING PICKETS – “Only You” (47 comments) This entry is my personal candidate for "most dissonance between tone of the review and final mark". This so doesn't… Ospero

Nov 19

DAVID SOUL – “Don’t Give Up On Us” (45 comments) as a fan of Starsky and Hutch I was disappointed with how soppy this sounded - it definitely sounds like… lonepilgrim
JOHNNY MATHIS – “When A Child Is Born (Soleado)” (47 comments) not a fan of Christmas schmaltz - give me bleakness or jollity lonepilgrim
PUSSYCAT – “Mississippi” (120 comments) I had no memory of this from the time and would have most likely found it irritating but now quite… lonepilgrim

Nov 19

ELTON JOHN AND KIKI DEE – “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (90 comments) I tend to enjoy EJ's faster paced songs better than his more 'meaningful' works so I'm more favourably disposed towards… lonepilgrim
My Thoughts Big I Just Can’t Define (THE VERVE – “Bitter Sweet Symphony”) (14 comments) Great piece, Tom - love the different sense of engagement coming from you writing about a culturally dominant #2 rather… Kit