Cool cover by Thief.
Of all the boy bands, *NSYNC was my favourite by a mile. I wasn’t obsessed or anything, but yea. Cool!
Justin Timberlake’s teased ten seconds from his upcoming release, ‘Take Back The Night’, and it sounds like we’re going back to the old-school JT sound with a dance floor pop anthem (which is pretty cool with me). We will see.
Last night on Now Playing on BBC Radio 6, Disclosure was revealed to be the most blogged artist in the world this year during a special Half Year Music Blog Zeitgeist in collaboration with Hype Machine.
The top 20 so far this year are below:
4. James Blake
5. Daft Punk
6. Youth Lagoon
10. Lana Del Rey
12. The xx
13. Ms Mr
16. The Strokes
17. London Grammar
19. Grizzly Bear
20. Say Lou Lou
I know it sounds a bit old school to write about buying CD’s from a record shop, but whatever. One of my few pleasures is buying physical albums from HMV. It always makes me feel like a kid, and there’s something fun about looking forward to opening the case up.
Anyway, I brought myself three albums this weekend. Three of the most anticipated pop albums of the year, and they were all as good as I expected them to be. So here’s each one, with an album track that I particularly enjoyed. What a dorky post… Anyway, try and buy a CD every now and again. It would be a shame to see them go…
Laura Mvula – Sing To The Moon
In theory, this is the sort of album that wouldn’t warrant more than one listen every now and again. But Laura Mvula’s album has been on repeat all over the weekend. The way she writes these songs… Sublime…
Woodkid – The Golden Age
THE most anticipated album on my list this year for sure, I was ridiculously excited to finally hear this. Epic and orchestral and stunning.
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
Think what you like about Justin Timberlake but this guy always delivers slick production on his records. There’s a rumour he’s releasing a follow up album before the end of the year.
I’m really feeling this new one from Justin Timberlake. There’s nothing new or edgy about it, it’s just good pop. I guess a little Timbaland isn’t so bad in 2013.
… I’ll be honest, I still can’t fully embrace this Suit & Tie track. I think more than anything, it wasn’t what I was expecting from Mr Timberlake.
But there’s no doubt that it’s a pretty sleek piece of pop. So I’ll keep giving it a chance. For all we know, the next single might be what we were expecting…
I wondered why Timbaland went all quiet on the world for some time. He’s been working on Justin Timberlake‘s comeback, and this is the first solo single since 2007’s ‘Lovestoned’, featuring featuring Jay-Z. Personally, I doubt this song would have got a chance had it not been Justin’s, although it’s sleek enough.
But it does get more infectious with every play (minus the outdated Timbaland indulgence that doesn’t end til forty seconds into the song). His third album will be out later in the year and is titled ‘The 20/20 Experience’.
Justin Timberlake’s ‘My Love’ has to be one of pop’s sexiest tunes. Here you have a Bear//Face reworking that is perfect for a Sunday evening. Now all we need is someone to hold…
Right then, this one I’m predicting will blow up big time within the next year. Signed to Lava/Universal (the same label behind Jessie J), and with a random track featuring Lady Gaga titled ‘Luv U Sum’, CJ Holland is being primed to be the next Justin Timberlake (or something). And from experience, knowing how hard it is to currently track a decent picture of this guy, or a decent video tells me there’s some big bucks being thrown around behind the scenes. Which is exciting. Check out here.