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One Touch by Sugababes

Published July 11, 2020

One Touch by Sugababes

The very first Sugababes album and thus it is them in their first iteration - featuring Siobhan, Mutya and Keisha. A couple of these songs are stand out brilliant, I love Overload and Run For Cover, but all of them have stood the test of time.

Weather by Huey Lewis & The News

Published July 11, 2020

Weather by Huey Lewis & The News

I really loved this album. It’s so heartbreaking for someone to have music taken away from them, and that’s never more clear in this cut short album that only has a handful of songs on it. The crew never quite got to finish due to Huey’s hearing loss, but at least they can know they’ve gone out on a high.

Greyhound

Published July 10, 2020

Greyhound

Loved it. I actually only had a vague idea going into this what it was about - a Tom Hanks project, about the war. I didn’t realise it was written by him too, which is actually an impressive feat considering how much naval jargon is in there. It was so good. A great little story, told well, in a short space of time.

7500

Published July 5, 2020

7500

This was a surprise, it was really good. I don’t know if I was expecting much as I’d never even heard of it before it popped up on Prime, but it delivered in spades. It starts off quiet and unassuming and gradually the tension rises until the hijackers leap into action and then the drama starts.

Forgiven, Not Forgotten by The Corrs

Published July 4, 2020

Forgiven, Not Forgotten by The Corrs

I really liked this one. The nice blend of traditional Irish vibes alongside general pop goodness is great, and Runaway is obviously a stand out that leads the way. I listened to the most recent Corrs album and it felt very middle-of-the-road, but back at this time, their debut album, it has that feel like they had the option of going down a unique and interesting route.

Women in Music Pt. III by HAIM

Published July 4, 2020

Women in Music Pt. III by HAIM

Been looking forward to this album for such a long time, and whizzed through it twice (and more!) very quickly. It’s classic HAIM, a unique kind of alternative pop that stands out from the crowd but also blends in nicely.

Hamilton

Published July 3, 2020

Hamilton

The music was brilliant and the staging really good, if a little bit busy at times. But I don’t know anything about history or politics and was too stupid to follow the story when it was being told so fast. So by the end, I still didn’t know who this Hamilton guy was, what he’d achieved, or why we should care about him. He didn’t seem like a particularly nice guy.

Irresistible

Published July 2, 2020

Irresistible

I saw a handful of bad reviews before watching this so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I can sort of see why people don’t like it, it sets out to confuse and betray you from the start but I don’t think it’s a bad film particularly. It’s quite clever and the twists are good.

The Musical. The Series. The Music.

Published June 28, 2020

The Musical. The Series. The Music.

When Disney Plus first launched, my only focus was on watching episodes of The Simpsons and devouring The Mandalorian as quickly as possible. Hearing of a TV show based on the High School Musical franchise, though, my interest was piqued. And when I heard that it was a docu-drama style show about teenagers who go to the actual school where the movies were filmed and then decide to put on a production of the musical based off said movies and all of this called High School Musical: The Musical: The Series?

Ride Like a Girl

Published June 27, 2020

Ride Like a Girl

This film gets off to a really bad start. We try not to but find ourselves judging movies by their idents (bit like books and covers) and there were a lot. And then there was about five minutes of documentary footage which made me feel like I’d bought the wrong thing. When the movie part actually gets going, it’s good.