The main reason for listening to this was for a blast of 'It's All Coming Back To Me Now', which ended up being on single song repeat for around two hours. This inspired a lengthy session in which we attempted to discover, once and for all whether Meat Loaf's version of this song is better than Celine Dion's. We can now announce our findings: yes, it is a lot better. We would also like to recommend 'Blind As A Bat' from this album — as we mentioned at the time, it's a pop ballad of Backstreetboysian proportions.
A surefire hit for anyone whose two favourite genres are pop music that sounds like dance music and dance music that sounds like pop music, 'Antigoneland' is a smart and sophisticated club record full of stylish tunes and a fair number of surprises. The hypnotic technological pop of 'Promiscuity' should please those left disappointed with the new Goldfrapp album while tracks like 'Mirror' and last week's single 'More Man Than Man' hit the spot in a brilliantly Roisin Murphyesque way.
'This Is Hardcore' (1998)
Considering Goldfrapp's blissful and totally self-aware drift into commercial suicide with 'Seventh Tree' we found ourselves pulled towards 'This Is Hardcore' in which Pulp, like Goldfrapp, realised that having perfected their pop formula with a previous album they could (and should) spin off somewhere new. They kicked it all off with a six-and-a-half minute comeback single which remains one of their best songs, and the album's still got some big pop moments on it. So well done Pulp.
God only knows why we ended up listening to this.
'Nobody Knows Anything / DFA Presents Supersoul Recordings' (2008)
This has a nice pink sleeve featuring a girl leapfrogging someone whose head is a bomb. The deep significance of this imagery may have gone over our heads but the double CD featuring various people you have never heard of spews out AMAZING SONG AFTER AMAZING SONG taking in electro, techno, Italo and general stuff like that. Our favourite song on this is Mogg & Naudascher's 'Moon Unit Pt 4', which isn't exactly going to be bothering the Top 10 anytime soon but that says more about the Top 10 than it does about Mogg and so-called 'Naudascher'.