Push The Button perfectly sums up the period in my childhood when I was about to discover the joys of pop music. It should definitely be top 10.
mrdonut (5.5) brings up something called the A*Teens: Are they a parody band? What does the * signify?
Thanks! I wish I could have but really didn't have the time. I'm having a BLAST rereading the results though, even when I disagree with them. (But I can't and won't complain cause I didn't vote.) Your write-ups are amazing!Haha didn't notice your pictures were backdated. Would have been great to have you on board this time though!
“She's A Mess” reproduces the terrible autotuned and gutter bassline of “Miss Everything” and pairs it with even worse terrible lyrics.
I suppose it’s an achievement that it’s just a totally forgettable song, as opposed to an unlistenable and offensive wreck. But yeah, this was scraping the bottom of the Roc Nation barrel with particular vigour.
Actually, let’s let its self-erasing qualities take effect right now (now, now, nowww)
It received an unbelievably terrible video, where the girls in drab discount wallpaper dresses are cloned a thousand-fold to dance in an abandoned hydroelectric dam complex while three of them (it’s unclear if these are the original non-cloned versions) are inside the power reactor facility (with faulty lighting) dancing in front of giant projections of the objets de luxe they are singing about.
I have a soft spot for it, mostly the chorus being anthemic and Mutya's verse showing a bit of vulnerability, but it could go around the half way point and I wouldn't be mad. I mean more like Obsession and Joy Division!
Obsession was such an odd choice of cover. I like it (and I still gave it a high score) but I don't see how it fits on Taller given that it still sounds as '80s as the original. I blame Dallas Austin.
I also blame Dallas Austin for Ugly and It Ain't Easy. Frankly the only thing they should have kept from Dallas Austin's work on Taller is the production on Push The Button.