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Thankful by Kelly Clarkson

Published May 31, 2020

Thankful by Kelly Clarkson

Ah, lovely Kelly Clarkson. You can tell that this, being her first album, isn’t exactly her style - mostly because she’s trying out a few styles along the way. There are elements of Christina, and Alicia, and others, but of course you can’t get away from that great Kelly voice.

Dangerously in Love by Beyoncé

Published May 24, 2020

Dangerously in Love by Beyoncé

Here’s a weird thing. In my head, I feel like I’ve long since fallen out of love with Beyoncé whilst still acknowledging that she is an incredible woman. The music of recent times hasn’t been to my taste and her other choices are her own to make, obviously.

Parachutes by Coldplay

Published May 9, 2020

Parachutes by Coldplay

This is an album that has associations for me so it’s taken quite a while to pluck up the courage to get through it. But it’s such a good one, it was worth it. I really love it, the more wistful, melancholy and inventive side of Coldplay, back when they were just starting out.

Faster Than the Speed of Night by Bonnie Tyler

Published May 2, 2020

Faster Than the Speed of Night by Bonnie Tyler

What’s not to like about this? First it has the absolute powerhouse that is Total Eclipse of the Heart on there, but second, the other songs stand up just as well. It’s that pop/rock/opera style that Meatloaf does so well too, and I really loved it.

Three. Two. One. by Lennon Stella

Published May 2, 2020

Three. Two. One. by Lennon Stella

Loved this. I was one of many who knew Lennon from her sister-duo on Nashville, and was intrigued to see her branch out into pop music on her own. But she’s not just gone straight up pop, this is individual, smooth and sophisticated music that showcases her talents in songwriting and vocals alike.

Never Been Better by Olly Murs

Published April 25, 2020

Never Been Better by Olly Murs

I used to like Olly Murs more than I do now - I think he’s gone a bit middle of the road. But this album features one of his best songs, with Demi Lovato. Up is just such a tune, it stands out as the real hit of this album.

200 KM/H In the Wrong Lane by t.A.T.u.

Published April 10, 2020

200 KM/H In the Wrong Lane by t.A.T.u.

The concept of t.A.T.u. is a bit gimmicky, but if you brush aside the novelty act they were going for, this is still actually a really good album. I like the songs, the way they are put together, that sort of on-the-run, the-worlds-against-us vibe, it draws you in.

Heartbreak Weather by Niall Horan

Published April 10, 2020

Heartbreak Weather by Niall Horan

Such a good album! I was expecting good things because I really, really love Nice to Meet Ya but actually the whole album stacks up against it. It’s some good guitar-style pop, well crafted and sung well, what’s not to like?

Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa

Published April 5, 2020

Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa

Great album! I’m loving how the current state of pop music is firmly rooted in the 80s, and Dua is a perfect example of that. She’s embracing the vibe and running through it from start to finish. You can tell that she’s grown up a little for this album and has some things to say. Boys Will Be Boys is a great song that a lot of girls are going to relate to.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Published March 29, 2020

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

I climbed aboard the High Flying Birds train on Who Built the Moon, so was interested to see how it all began for Noel and his new band. I really enjoyed this album, actually, it’s got echoes of what I love in the third studio album but is its own thing - and probably closer to the old Oasis days.