Pixie Lott Lay Me Down

Single review: Pixie Lott – Lay Me Down

Finally following up ‘Nasty’, Pixie Lott returns with this summer-tinged pop number that, though lacking the distinctiveness of that first cut, has enough pop-and-dance energy to carry it. The Calvin Harris aping and simple, repetitive chorus feel tired but the post-chorus production helps make up for it. It’s not going to be the song that […]

Pixie Lott

Pop success, it’s all in the name

Who remembers David Sneddon? David won the BBC’s talent show Fame Academy, a pre-cursor to X-Factor, in 2002. His subsequent debut single went straight to number 1, and then he kind of vanished. So what happened? You might put it down to the possibility that perhaps he wasn’t that talented, or the show itself was […]

Chromeo single Jealous

Best Songs of 2014… So Far (Part 2)

It’s now time for the second part of my top 50 songs of 2014 countdown – see part one here.   25) Röyksopp & Robyn – ‘Do It Again’ Released: 28th April 2014   Charted: #75 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCbDVSwr_E4 A collaboration that no one was expecting, this is the best song in Robyn’s back catalogue and the most […]

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World Cup Songs 2014: The Goal, The Bad and the Ugly…

The four-yearly World Cup is not just confined to what happens on the pitch. It’s also about the fans at home and in the pub – no to mention the artists that have crammed into the recording studios or back bedrooms of Great Britain and abroad to record their own tribute to the beautiful game. So, […]

Top 100 Songs of 2012 – Part 4

The final part of Philip Lickley’s top 100 songs of 2012 – see his top 25 below. Follow these links for the previous entries in the top 100: Part 1 – 100-76 Part 2 – 75 – 51 Part 3 – 50 – 26 Top 100 Songs of 2012 – Part 4 It’s time to […]

This weeks single releases – 4th March (part 2)

Part 2 of this weeks singles, from Philip Lickley. If you want to contribute to All-Noise, send your stuff to [email protected] Nero – ’Must Be The Feeling’ [rating:1.5/5] Buy Must Be The Feeling Having enjoyed some of Nero’s previous releases, ‘Must Be The Feeling’ is a disappointment to me, being far too repetitive for its […]

This week’s single reviews – 29th Jan

Philip Lickley is back with this week’s single releases. If you would like to contribute to All-Noise, send your reviews and blog posts to [email protected] DJ Shadow feat. Little Dragon – Scale It Back [rating:3/5] Buy Scale It Back Never judge a book by its cover as the old proverb goes and that’s certainly the […]