Grammy Awards 2016 Nomination Predictions: (Not Quite) Halftime Report
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Grammy Awards 2016 Nomination Predictions: (Not Quite) Halftime Report

Over halfway through the eligibility period for the Grammy Awards 2016 I thought it was finally time to do some early nomination predictions. Continue reading

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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 2. Gold: Greatest Hits – Abba
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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 2. Gold: Greatest Hits – Abba

Heartbreaking, danceable, catchy, emotive and damn fun to listen to, these songs are the high standard that pop has been held to ever since. The writing here is second to none, Benny and Bjorn’s focus on melody allows every song to be a ‘moment’ which Agnetha and Anni-Frid take to this raw emotional place time and time again. Continue reading

The UK’s Greatest Hits: 3. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 3. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles

Sgt. Pepper’s changed everything and began the ‘album era’ of music, which coincidentally seemed to have ended a few years ago. The idea that you could listen from track 1 right through to the second side of the vinyl and have an experience must have been such a shock to the system for the listening public, it’s easy to take for granted as someone who was born in the 90s. Continue reading