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I Cry When I Laugh by Jess Glynne

Published July 4, 2021

I Cry When I Laugh by Jess Glynne

I have had a bit of a thing against Jess Glynne in the past for no other reason than I think there was one period of time where she was everywhere and I got a bit fed up of hearing her voice every time some music was playing. Not her fault, of course, but it made me think that I didn’t like her. However, I can’t deny that since then every time she comes out with a new song, I like it!

Love Stuff by Ellie King

Published March 20, 2021

Love Stuff by Ellie King

I really enjoyed this album, it was different to what I was expecting. Ellie’s gone for more of a country route recently, and whilst there is certainly plenty of country influence on this one, it also has a lot of pop and elements of rock. It’s not a coincidence that Apple list it as alternative. A few of the more up-tempo songs have a Jade Bird feel about them, Ellie singing with that raw throaty voice that must cause sore throats at the end of a studio session, surely? A really nice mix of songs, well worth a listen.

American Beauty/American Psycho by Fall Out Boy

Published February 6, 2021

American Beauty/American Psycho by Fall Out Boy

As someone who has spent quite a lot of time in Les Mills classes, I’m familiar with a lot of Fall Out Boy songs. It’s almost impossible to listen to this album without finding yourself doing bicep curls on auto-pilot. And that shows just how inspirational and uplifting it is. Great beats, great vocals, I just love the whole thing.

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.

Communion by Years & Years

Published March 28, 2016

Communion by Years & Years

Enjoyed this far more than I thought I would. I like a couple of their songs but wasn’t sure my enjoyment would stretch to a full album. Good, interesting melodies with some fun rhythms – perhaps not groundbreaking but certainly fun to listen to.

Storyteller by Carrie Underwood

Published March 14, 2016

Storyteller by Carrie Underwood

A good album, some songs are far better than others, but none are the weakest link. Brilliant stories for some of them – Choctaw County Affair and Church Bells being two specific examples. Storyteller is an apt name for this album.

Chaos and the Calm by James Bay

Published February 22, 2016

Chaos and the Calm by James Bay

Another artist I judged too quickly, but realised I did like Hold Back the River. Turns out the whole album is fantastic, it’s all in the vein of the river one, and thus I loved every song on it.

Get Weird by Little Mix

Published February 15, 2016

Get Weird by Little Mix

Truly love this album – stacked full of pop with great beats and catchy hooks, plus some good messages too: be weird, who cares? First half better than second, but all very good.

White Light by The Corrs

Published January 25, 2016

White Light by The Corrs

Lovely to hear their voices again, bit disappointed that it started out strong but descended into epic easy listening by the end.

A Head Full of Dreams by Coldplay

Published January 18, 2016

A Head Full of Dreams by Coldplay

Very poppy, quite an 80s feel, but really – who are these people and what have they done with Coldplay? It’s almost oppressively optimistic. Unicorns and rainbows all the way.