Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Music Monday... On A Tuesday!

Hey Guys...
So I haven't done a new music monday post in awhile... but I've been sitting on some songs that aren't exactly worthy of their own post... so I'm just going to compile them all in one for y'all!
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Euroband

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Eurovision is less than a month away now and the artists are busy promoting their singles across Europe, doing interviews, releasing videos and performing for anyone who will listen.

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When I first heard Icelands entry I wasn't immediately sold on the song. It seemed too much like a generic dance track from the early 90's. But I've gone back and listened to it again and I'm LOVING this song. It's everything that's perfect about pop music. It's fun, cheesy and extremely polished. Euroband is made up of two Icelandic singers who truly love Eurovision and everything it stands for. Both singers have tried to enter Eurovision in the past as solo artists and this year they finally get their chance.
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Will the song win Eurovision? No... but it's definitely going to be a bright spot in the competition! I just listened to the song 5 more times since writing this and I love it even more now.
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Also if you haven't seen their HILARIOUS music video for this song you need to look it up on youtube right now!
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Euroband - This Is My Life





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Varsity

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I had hoped that US record labels had finally given up on creating new teenage boybands, but just when you thought it was safe 'Varsity' have hit the scene. Their record label has tried extremely hard to set themup for success. They've recorded songs from Timbaland and Ryan Tedder (Of OneRepublic). I find their songs to be too "safe" and a little boring. If you're going to make a new boyband at least try and give us something a little different. They're nowhere near as good as bands like Busted/McFly/Phixx/V. Also their outfits remind me of Steps if Steps were a boyband and trying to be cool. What's with all the matching bright colors? I'm sorry but these guys just don't do anything for me at all. The songs are extremely bland/boring/un-inspired/American.

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Varsity - Future Love
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Basshunter

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Jonas Altberg, AKA. Basshunter is a perfect example of the opportunities that have opened up for artists because of the internet. Jonas started to produce music from home back in 1999 and in 2004 he released his own album via his website.

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Before long he was receiving job offers from clubs across Europe and eventually won a record deal with Warner Music. His music is best described Eurodance and he's had considerable success throughout Europe. His big hit was of coarse "Boten Anna" which eventually became the english hit "Now You're Gone."
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Basshunter is currently trying to build on the international success by releasing a cover of 90's dance hit - Please Don't Go.
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Basshunter - Please Don't Go

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New Kids On The Block

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Does anyone really care that New Kids On The Block are back? I vaguely remember songs like Step by Step and Hang Tough, but I guess I'm too young to really appreciate their reunion? I think the problem with NKOTB is that their songs really aren't timeless and don't really mean anything today. I think the band realises this as well and this is why the band are really focusing on their new material which they say is the reason they're back together... the songs were simply too good to pass up.

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A few songs have leaked onto the net including 'Click Click Click.' I have to say this one really grew on me. I'm really interested to see what the rest of the album will sound like. I've always had a soft spot for Joey McIntyre and I really like the way their voices sound together on this track. So time will tell if the new album stands up to all the hype they're trying to create around it.

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New Kids On The Block - Click Click Click

3 comments:

Paul said...

oh my gosh - i love Euroband. More music that same difference should be recording :) Instead of Varsity, check out VFactory, who are from the same stable as Simon Curtis...

Giannis PPM said...

I truly love this song! I voted for it, but there was no way it would win! :-(

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