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Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul

Published January 25, 2020

Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul

Firstly, I don’t quite understand why Apple have classed this as a dance album - it’s surefire pop through and through. Just because Abdul was a dancer doesn’t mean she’s making dance music.

Rattle and Hum by U2

Published October 5, 2019

Rattle and Hum by U2

Before listening to this one, there was a little debate over whether it counted in the album game. I have weird rules that bend and mutate over time, but the fact that this album contains a significant amount of previous songs was an issue. They’re live, so that’s different, and in the end I allowed it because this is clearly an album that they have worked and crafted as a piece of art.

Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A.

Published January 18, 2016

Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A.

Loved this so much more than I thought I would, good beats, angry ranting, and a great sense of camaraderie.