The music of 2010… was terrible.

Well, it’s usually around this time of year and take a look through my extensive music collection, and see if I can find any music from this year which I’ve actually enjoyed. You may remember 2009 was a pretty slim year for me, with me only managing to blather about 2 songs. Unfortunately, this year, I’m probably going to struggle to get two.

It’s personally been an appalling year for music. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. Mine is that it was dreadful.

One song I did like was “Famous” by Scouting For Girls…

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Unfortunately, I can’t embed official video link. I first heard this song somewhere in the Great Ayton area, after winning an ebay auction for many 80s LPs.

Thankfully, I have jst remembered another song from this year that I liked, namely “Choices” by The Hoosiers. It’s another horrible video rip-off I’m afraid…

The official videos don’t like being embedded, unfortunately.

Overall, there’s one piece of music that’s had an impact on me this year more than any other, and although it was released in 2009, it deserves a place in this posting. I posted about this in April, so instead of duplicating it, I’m just going to link to the post…

The Golden Age of Video

A stunning piece of work.

It’s time now, for my “guilty pleasures” – the songs I’d never actually buy, but wouldn’t reach for the dial if they suddenly came on the radio. The first is ‘Alejandro’ by Lady Gaga. Yes, I know, I feel like scraping out my own eardrums for this, but I’d heard the song at least 20 times before I knew who sung it. I’d actually convinced byself that Ace of Base had reformed. For those of you who know the Lady Gaga song, take a listen to this and tell me they’re not the same song…

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My other guilty pleasure is “Raise Your Glass” by Pink. I probably shouldn’t like it, but I do. Sorry.

So, that’s it. My music purchases this year have been many and varied. Very little of it has been from this year.

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5 thoughts on “The music of 2010… was terrible.”

  1. I didn’t realise she had a new one out, though a quick google would suggest that she’s remade “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”. If this is the one you’re talking about, I would have to say that it’s… um… dreadful.

    Too much vocoder. If her voice had deteriorated to the point where they have to pitch-shift the vocals to make them listenable, maybe they shouldn’t have bothered.

    A drum breat, that sounds like it’s actually building up to something epic, then… er, doesn’t.

    I blame Cher for all of this shitty modern music. There, I said it.

  2. It was a good song, at least the version I had anyway. Interesting fact, it was one of the last ever 7″ singles I purchased new from a shop.

    Admittedly, it was one of their lesser known hits, but it came around the same time as “All That She Wants”. It might have even been from the same album, can’t remember.

  3. Following up on my own comment, on a post that’s not even on the front page anymore… those two songs do indeed share the same album.

    I remember now where I know the song from, it was bigger in Europe than it was here, and I remember hearing it whilst watching obscure European satellite channels. I don’t remember it getting much airplay over here, which would explain why you haven’t heard of it.

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