Sunday, July 08, 2007

This week's playlist: oldies ahoy!

Been digging through the vaults this week....
Strength to Strength - Hue & Cry: Intelligent late 80s brassy pop. One of their forgotten gems.
Woman's Eyes - Weekend: With the long-awaited release of Young Marble Giants' "Colossal Youth" on CD, a timely reminder of what Alison Statton did next. And it was good.
Blue Highs - EMF: They may only be remembered for "Unbelievable", but I remember the "Stigma" album fondly and this was my favourite track from it.
Dressed To Kill/Love Shadow - Fashion: Forgotten (but not by me) New Romantics from Birmingham who weren't Duran Duran but were way cooler. Edgy electro-pop which sadly didn't get the success it deserved.
Slip Inside This House - Primal Scream: "Screamadelica" classic.
Heavyweight Champion of the World - Reverend and the Makers: Still refusing to budge from my playlist. One of 2007's best, and I can't wait to hear what else they've got to offer.
Crying At The Discotheque - Alcazar: Total classic. As the band (or whatever remnants of it) prepares to reunite, remind yourself of just how good they were. (And that was even before Magnus....!)
Cara Mia - Måns Zelmerlöw: Dare we say that he lost the Melodifestivalen battle but won the war? (And this from someone who loves loves loves The Ark!)
Shine - Booty Luv: Hail to the dance divas for yet another week in the playlist. Massive summer tune at EC HQ.
Nouveau Francais - Amel Bent: Very strong comeback which deserves another week on the playlist.

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