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THE BEES  "sunshine hit me" cd, 2002

from the box of cds I was given last year
UK indi-pop duo
debut album
too simplistic pop-pap for me, something 12 year olds might appreciate.
im allergic to bee stings
im also allergic to crap music
I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM



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I may have posted this clip here previously but my aged memory fails me.
There’s a link between music and eye-candy today that often sees more creativity invested in the visuals than the music, sometimes like in this example spectacularly so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99ZMmCtF...freload=10

Then there are sometimes examples that hit the market where the music and the visuals are equally brilliant and fully in tune with each other. This take on an old Simon and Garfunkle tune is frighteningly brilliant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t...e=youtu.be

Some bubble-gum pop (Disco?) from the early 80’s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUJhpbB8MsQ
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JENNY MORRIS  "shiver" cd, 1989.

Kiwi singer
second album of six.
her biggest seller, multi-platinum in Australia/New Zealand.
only one I own plus a compilation, I should own more.
the numero uno Australasian female pop/rock vocalist IMO.
most tracks co-written with Farris Brothers (INXS) or with Paul Kelly.
a classy album of catchy pop/soft rock tunes.
I LOVE THIS ALBUM



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GLORIA ESTEFAN & THE MIAMI SOUND MACHINE  "let it loose" cd, 1987.

their tenth.
its funky, R+B, soul, dance orientated pop.
super catchy tunes.
nothing not to like about this album.
nice change from guitar orientated music ive listened to of late.
I LIKE THIS ALBUM

favourite:



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JESSIE J  "sweet talker" cd, 2014.

UK pop singer
third album of five.
previously posted the first two, love 'em.
she 'pops' like Gaga.
she 'ballads' like P!nk.
enough said.
another classy album from Jesse.
I LOVE THIS ALBUM

favourite wasn't even a single:



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THE HOUSEMARTINS  "the people who grinned themselves to death" cd, 1987.

UK indi-pop band
second album of two.
I own both.
songs have a light jingle-jangle happy feel to them but the lyrics can be quite sarcastic.
lots of social conscience messages also.
some controversy with some of the lyrics in the UK surrounding their criticism of the 
Royal Family.
the band only ever intended to release two albums and split regardless of how successful 
they were. one of the band members, Norman Cook, ended up changing his stage name to
Fat Boy Slim, the others formed a band called Beautiful South.
I LOVE THIS ALBUM

the singles:

Five Get Over Excited  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGYofWnTueQ  video

Me And The Farmer   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLOyF50wlBU   video

Build   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMPMiLddsuE   video

favourite:





lyrics:

They smiled so much and waved their flags
As she saluted to the military band
Most of the people failed to see
She had a broken bottle in the other hand
And she took them by surprise
When she took them by the throat
And said "My friend you're not allowed to vote"
But they shook it all off
With a nervous laugh and cough
"Next time," she said "I'll let those people choke"


The people who grinned themselves to death
Smiled so much they failed to take a breath
And even when their kids were starving
They all thought the queen was charming


She polished all upon the wall
And ran her hands right through her hair
So if the lady took the time to call
All the houses on the street would not compare

And she thought it really funny
That she hadn't any money
But those she looked up to, they had
But they shook it all off
With a nervous laugh and cough
And when they took her riches it was sad


The people who grinned themselves to death
Smiled so much they failed to take a breath
And even when their kids were starving
They all thought the queen was charming
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PRINCE  "the very best of prince" cd, 2001

always hard to pigeonhole this dude IMO.
pop/dance seems to cover him okay though.
Geez, had no idea the dude released 39 studio albums!
seventeen track compilation
obviously not definitive but adequate as it does contain probably his best known 
hits up to that point so I guess you cant be disappointed when listening to it.
I LOVE THIS ALBUM

I don't think I have a favourite track by him so heres a random one I picked:



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LIONEL RICHIE "back to front" cd, 1992

his first compilation.
seventeen tracks, some solo, some Commodores and three new ones.
was never a huge fan of him or the Commodores even though im a huge Motown
fan, he has always just irked me for some reason.
a couple I love on here, the rest are a mix of like/dislikes.
I LIKE THIS ALBUM

a no brainer for best track IMO



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TAYLOR SWIFT "1989" cd, 2014

her fifth of seven.
im sure you can all correctly guess how many I own LOL.
transition from country balladeer to pop sensation now complete.
at this stage she is now officially the current biggest selling artist in the world.
these songs are of a personal nature like most of her stuff.
dealing with love, heartache/heartbreak, trust/mis-trust etc.
very good solid collection of toe-tapping pop, as good any pop album made.
her favourite of mine.
I LOVE THIS ALBUM

could have picked any one of the handful of mega hits off this one
but ive gone with the single that wasn't a huge hit but I still love it:
cool live version:



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