Right, I crashed Word and finished a whole bottle of Merlot Cabernet, so am heading to bed. #10 will be up when I wake (and correct my drunken typos). Behave yourselves, and try not to rate any unearthed Heidi demos from her Atomic Kitten days.
Shady troll Filler (6) as always finds humour in the wrong places, “Look, I was rooting for them too, but I can’t help but suspect a 1.0 reunion makes more sense as a sort of belated comedy punchline to the final chapter of the Sugababes than an actual thing in practice. This is thrice the score I’d give Bastille’s best song, if that’s any comfort.” It’s not!
Finally, Chanex wants y’all to know that they gave it a 3 after I was aggressively baffled by their original 2, but the miniscule score upgrade and explanation are still dumbfounding and just plain wrong, “OK maybe objectively it’s a 3 but it was truly one of the most disappointing single releases of my life and I actively hate it. No song title has ever been more appropriate. It’s a dreary, dismal dirge, and a pretentious one at that. It’s trying so hard to be indie, as if to prove it’s more legit than the latter-day sugasound. The backing vocals after "wave" really grate, they’re so sloppy and uninspired. And that terrible video. I was so perched for this when I first played it and it was truly one of the biggest disappointments of my musical life. Loved “Swimming Pools” though hehe!”