Now, hold on. I know that headline looks shockingly opportunistic given the fact nobody has yet been found guilty of anything following Rihanna’s alleged beating at the hands of R&B Chris, Chris Brown.
However, even before this alleged event I suspected the expressionless Barbadian beauty would be better off with me. It’s not rocket science, guys. Check out what I can offer after the jump, and VOTE IN MY POLL.
Triffic music website We7.com has put together a poll to try and find out the most underrated album ever, and ’tis an hon and a priv to be asked to contribute to the list of nominees. ‘Tis also very difficile to try and narrow one’s underrated albums down to just two, but done it I did.
You can check out my two picks below, see what eight albums other music peoples have selected here and vote for one of the mothers here.
Charlotte Hatherley – Grey Will Fade
“Wasn’t she the guitarist in Ash?” everyone asks. Yes, she was, but as her debut album Grey Will Fade attested, there’s a lot more to Charlotte Hatherley than a few pretty harmonies and some strumming.
Like The Go! Team? Junior Senior? I Monster’s “Daydream In Blue”? Chances are you’ll love Sonny J then. But the album itself – Disastro on EMI – has received mixed reviews, with the Guardian giving it two stars and calling it “tune-free and joyless”. The album is certainly mixed, with some tunes that just don’t work, but I’m finding it hard to resist the energy of some of the tracks – even if the formula does seem to be very familiar by now. Old 60s tunes, re-worked with some electronic noises and catchy beats – it’s all here, appealing to that part of our brain that thinks Hair is a great musical.
But is that really so bad? I mean, I bet most of you sing along to “Drinking in LA” even though you know deep down that it’s a second rate bit of sub-Eels summer fun. Well, now it’s time for you to decide. Check out the videos over the turn and tell us if you think Sonny J is the new soundtrack for the summer or if it’s OMC’s How Bizarre happening all over again.
You know Wu-Tang Clan, right? They’ve nicked a bit of the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and turned it into “While The Heart Gently Weeps”. Have a listen below – what do you think? Is this sampling culture one step too far (despite it being an “interpolation”, not a sample)? Or are Beatles songs fair game? VOTE! VOTE NOW!