Thursday, June 21, 2007

That's right, our love is overrated

Music I'm loving on other blogs at the moment (and as I write, it's expanded to just things I love on blogs in general):

You can never have enough Lena love, can you? You Don't Know Pop features Lena Philipsson, Helena Paparizou (if you like pop and haven't heard her music before, you absolutely must--start with "Mambo," "Gigolo," and "The Game Of Love"), and loads more.

Poplicious has a great song by Polish girl group Queens, written by a Swede; very catchy.

I know it's old, but the more time passes, the more I wonder: how did blog world not flip out over Dhany's song "Miles Of Love"? This is what dance music with pop sensibilities should sound like! The definition of a storming dance anthem. Find it at A Kind Of Love In.

I somehow missed the fact that Swedish artist Montt Mardié had a new (well, it's not even really new anymore at this point) album out, despite it being mentioned all over the place (including, most notably, on It's a Trap and Swedesplease) but I love current single "Metropolis," floaty pop with electronic influences that features one of the former members of Le Sport. Find it over at Swedesplease. With my love for the new Tough Alliance album and a personal Lo-fi-fnk revival going on, I'm thinking I may go through a mini Swedish indie pop phase.

Everything Don't Stop The Pop posts is a must-listen, but I have to single out the new Patrick Nuo song, even if only to give me an excuse to include a picture of him; catchy pop with guitars with chorus lyrics that, despite not being anything that should be particularly memorable, I love (note that the title of this post is not a coded message to these blogs; I just wanted an opportunity to quote the song).

Not actually mp3s, but I can't not mention Adem IAR's amazing post about McFly--you have to love his writing.

Why is everyone in the world not reading Thnairg's work? Some of my favorite writing on the Internet--well thought out but never pedantic. You know those sort of blogs where you know you'll at least search out samples of anything the writer mentions, just because of their writing and your trust in their taste? This is one of them.

The Zapping interviews up and coming Swedish singer Jonathan Fagerlund; "Playing Me" is still a great boy pop song I can't wait to hear the rest of.

Pop Unlimited must surely be one of the best blogs around. I was just thinking I wanted to hear more from the Tamperer when we get a post with three songs; I could go on and on and on about the great pop songs on this blog, but just visit it already! Poppy and international.

Great mini-reviews of a bunch of albums, including Just Jack, Maroon 5, Mika, and Mutya, over at XO's Middle Eight.

This news is ages old, but you absolutely absolutely must go listen to a clip of Darren Hayes's upcoming single "On The Verge Of Something Wonderful" over at Popjustice; it'll probably be a contender for my favorite song of the year when it comes out, based just on that clip. Still electronic, but so uplifting in a "wow, suddenly everything seems just that little bit better" way. Everything I could have hoped for from this album.

It's hard to know what's the best part of Chart Rigger sometimes--the pun-filled or blatantly honest titles? The writing? And you can't visit without reading the comments. Whether it's Shayne Ward in Sweden, Rihanna's new video for "Shut Up And Drive," or Enrique's single finally starting to rise up the U.S. charts, even if it's only still in the 20's, it's news with a slant--and that's a good thing.

Mobius has been writing about Jason Donovan's new single for a while now, and with good reason--it's really good! Definitely worth buying.

Worrapolava is back from France, bearing great songs like Christophe Willem's "Double Je" and a dance song by Tom Snare.

Ever wondered what it would be like to see Sahara Hotnights, Fibes, Oh Fibes, the Ark, Laakso, Laleh, Juvelen, Marit Bergman, Those Dancing Days, the Pet Shop Boys, Lisa Misokovsky, and amazing acts you didn't know existed yet in the space of three days? Read #1 Hits From Another Planet's report to find out.

Roxane's song "I Ain't Playin'" is so summery and so poppy! Featured on Pop Trash Addicts, which is also writing about drama surrounding Salt 'n' Pepa's "Push It," Sophie Monk, and Roxane.

Just in general, I'm loving Work Your Magic, a blog which loves Russian music and Dima Koldun, and EuropeCrazy, which loves European music, Måns Zelmerlöw, and Sebastian Karlsson.

The return of one of my favorite blogs--Digital Technique is back!


kevin (ru) said...

What a terrific review! THANKS!

J'ason D'luv said...

Every word here (especially about me) is true, you wicked little cupcake.

Digital Technique said...

Thanks for the mention - yours is definitely one of my favourite blogs too!!! :)

Claire said...

Oh no! We'll have to work harder to get a mention, we must have declined, ha ha.

Just kidding, I really just wanted to ask what you thought of Hafdie Huld?


Poster Girl said...

Aww, thanks, Kevin!

J'ason, how on Earth did you figure out my pet name?!

No problem--I'm glad you're back!

Oh, shoot--I knew I forgot something--I meant to mention how you all became trendsetters for the movie thing (here, here, and here, among other places)! The first time I heard "Tomoko" from Into The Groove, I thought it was OK, but watching the video--Hafdis is ace (why isn't there a better U.S. equivalent for "ace"?)! She'd probably be the most amazingly cool friend to have. I love "Diamonds On My Belly"--it's addictive.

Anonymous said...

You're too kind, Girl! Thanks again for the nod! Just listened to the new Patrick Nuo song, and you're right ... it's KILLER! My Virgin Megastore wish list is getting longer ... heavens, no!! ;-)


Adem IAR said...

Lovely, you are too kind. Thank you :)

Poster Girl said...

Oh no! We're such bad financial influences for each other ;)

Oh, but I mean it, Adem :) Always love your work.

mobius said...

Thanks for the heads up and for the link to the Darren Hayes track. Great song!

Poster Girl said...

It sounds great--I can't wait to hear the whole thing!

Aaron Moss said...

I Love (H)elena Paparizou.Her album "The Game Of Love" is a modern classic.

BTW, Have you heard her new song "To Fili Tis Zois", it is amazing