Re: A list of artists always in the Clearence Bins of record stores
Apr 06, 2012, 00:31
Hunter T Wolfe wrote:
Moon Cat wrote:
Yes, I can understand the pleasingness of the popness of Beautiful Garbage album - I am a total sucker for immaculate pop. I just thought there was something about it that sounded a bit disparate and incomplete somehow. A band refusing to play to its strengths, something that can sometimes lead to something else altogether more interesting, but in this case, IMO, sounded like avoidance for avoidance sake and thus you (well, I really) got a slightly diminished Garbage. And Shirley Manson as a blonde...even she didn't seem happy. It's not a BAD album, it's just missing that thing that makes it a KILLER pop album (see Robyn) or a good Garbage album. But again. that's just me.
I did love the unfolding rose sleeve though, that was fab.
As far as I know, I've never actually heard anything by Robyn. I should probably investigate. My knowledge of mainstream pop flounders completely after about 2005. Although prior to that I was partial to a bit of Girls Aloud (Biology being a particular fave).
You must, you must, beyond all mustness, if you have the remotest desire to quaff on an elixir of near perfect pop, get the 2007 s/T Robyn album featuring "With Every Heartbeat". "With Every Heartbeat" is the most brilliant, heartbreaking, electro-pop thing ever to make you want to die beautifully on the dancefloor; a thing that does not actually have a proper chorus and yet it's still a genius number 1 single. And the album is amazing. So's the album after actually.
Robyn is fucking brilliant, and way, way beyond all the quirk-pop pretenders!