Thursday, 12 April 2012

Could This Be The Greatest Album Of All Time? (Or Just A Test Post For The New Spotify Embedding Thing)

Floorfillers Classics, 2006

The Known Facts:
  • Out of 17 tracks, 15 surpass the all important 'good' barrier - that's an 88% hit rate. (Sorry, Byron Stingily and Goldtrix. You do have good names though.)
  • 11 are better than 'very good' - 65%, something 'Bob Dylan' will never manage.
  • At least five - 'Dreamer', 'Set You Free', 'Finally', 'Two Can Play That Game' and 'Pretty Green Eyes' - are genuinely incredible.
  • Bobby's got a brand new swing.
  • You should listen to it. All of it. (If you have Spotify.)

In conclusion: yes, it probably is.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Just An Idea

It's surprising that no-one seems to have done this already really: a 'Power Of Love' EP featuring covers of the songs of the same name by Huey Lewis, Jennifer Rush and Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

Artists that could do it:
  • The Sound Of Arrows - They've already covered the Rush version, so why not the other two?
  • Little Boots - Unlike some artists, has the requisite versatility for all three versions.
  • Leona Lewis - When 'Glassheart' is pushed back another twelve months Leona is going to need something else to tide her through X Factor season. This EP would repeat the trick she pulled last year with the 'Hurt' EP, and that went brilliantly, right?
  • And probably some others.
So come on, 'The Record Industry', get on with it. Some people charge thousands for this kind of consultancy work.