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Call Me Up – Standard Fare

29 Feb

This has been in the works for far too long, as I had completely forgot that I had started on this post, only to see it sneak up in my drafts! So, without further ado, here comes a bit of encroachment on Michael’s UK-indie territory with Standard Fare, a lovely trio from Sheffield:

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The State of the UK Top 40

11 Feb

The Top 40 represents everything that is wrong with our commercially driven music industry. Fact. It’s full of Simon Cowell-influenced clones that don’t have a modicum of integrity between them. Fact. There’s no creativity, just monotonous pop. Well, is this true? I thought it might be interesting to examine the Top 40 in more detail and come to a conclusion on whether we can gain some inspiration from the most popular tracks in the country.

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