Tag Archives: pop anthem

RIP Donna Summer

24 May 2012

Hard to believe that Donna Summer has just died of cancer, aged 63.  The Queen of Disco was probably the first disco artist i was truly moved by, when she had a top twenty hit covering Jon & Vangelis’s 1981 … Continue reading

Grimes, Visions

15 March 2012

Montreal’s Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, released her third album, Visions, via British indie stalwarts 4AD on Monday.  It’s a small leap forward from previous albums Geidi Primes (No Pain In Pop) and Halfaxa (Lo Recordings), her kittenish vocals embellished by much sharper … Continue reading

Joyce, Keep The Lights On

27 February 2012

Can’t get enough of this cover of Wave Machines‘ mini-smash by new British pop chanteuse Joyce, who is apparently so fresh off the starting blocks, she doesn’t even have a web presence at the time of writing this…   And yet, … Continue reading

Django Django, Waveforms

30 January 2012

Strikingly inventive live outfit Django Django‘s eponymous debut album was released today by French label Because Music. Half the quartet have Scottish roots (Edinburgh/Fife), they met at Edinburgh College of Art and, although various attempts were made over the last … Continue reading

2011 Killers

25 December 2011

Here’s a Hobbesian Top 50 for the year (of sorts), downloadable in three parts here, here and here, to help get your party started this festive season.  I’m not really a massive fan of charts but did quite enjoy reflecting on some of my … Continue reading

  All rise for the return of Cee Lo Green, the singer who fronted/partnered Danger Mouse in Gnarls Barkley and set the world on fire with crossover smash Crazy five years ago.  Apparently a more club-friendly version of this song … Continue reading