Friday, August 22, 2008

81 Days And Counting


Mark these days down NOW! On November 17th (The Day before my birthday) Same Difference will FINALLY release their debut single. Then on November 24th they will follow it up with their debut ALBUM!!

This is the best news of the year from the best new band of the year. It's been a long journey for the band and there was never any real certainty that they would actually get to release a full album.

This is a true test to see if the public are willing to spend money on good old fashioned pop music again.

Support the little guys and BUY their album when it comes out.

If you have no clue what I'm talking about and don't know who Same Difference are then watch this!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Just Dance!

So it took me awhile to finally jump on the Lady GaGa bandwagon... but I can't resist anymore and I'm loving 'Just Dance' finally. The song has been floating around the world since April so I'm a little behind the times here but better late than never! The song is already an international hit single reaching top 10 in various countries across the globe.

If you're behind like me check out the track...

Speaking of dancing the new Infernal album was released last week. I'm actually not as impressed as I thought I would be with the album... after listening to the entire album I really only felt like I wanted to keep the two singles. So if you're on the fence about purchasing the album I'd say hold off.

I usually post about established artists but sometimes you need to give some love to the new up and coming talent. If there's an act you need to keep an eye out for it's 'The Ultrasonics.' Their debut single - Perfect Girl is being released digitally in the Uk on August 25th. If all goes well you should be hearing more from them soon. Their style is probably best described as retro electro-pop. The track hasn't been released yet but you can listen to it online. Lemme know what you think

The blog has been overrun by the girls lately... so I think the next post will be all about the boys!

Monday, August 11, 2008

When I Play... I Play For Keeps

Ugh Today is a great day for Pop Music! Seriously where would we be without Sweden? It's hoenstly the only country left in the world that produces serious pop music that is still popular in the mainstream.
Today we celebrate 3 fantastic tracks from 3 Swedish super dance divas!
Let's Begin...

Agnes Carlsson

The winner of Swedish Idol is back for her 3rd album! If you're a regular reader here at YDKP you'll remember that her last album had some killer tracks on it. Well she has finally released the first single from her forthcoming 3rd album and she has really upped the ante! When I first saw the track had been released I assumed it would be either a cheesy ballad or an attempt at being 'cool' with an R n B based track. She's done us proud though by going with a BIG epic dancey pop track.

This is a MUST download...

Agnes Carlsson - On and On


Hot off the heels of her dissapointing placement in 'Melodifestivalen' earlier this year. Velvet isn't giving up and delivers her best offering to date with this track from her new album to be released soon.

Velvet - Take My Body Close


Elin Lanto

So I will admit I HATED her song in 2007's Melodifestivalen. 'Money' was bland and her performance was rotten. But she sold me with 'Speak N Spell' which was a favorite of mine earlier this year. Her latest single isn't as good as Speak N Spell... but it's not bad!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

New Music Monday... On A Tuesday!

To make up for my lack of updates I have some hot new tracks for you to evaluate!

Talk about a departure from their last album! Their first album was very in your face pop music but with their first two singles Infernal have really come into their own. I find their new songs to be a new brand of sophisticated dancey/pop music. I'm really excited for the album now which will be released next week!


This years American Idol runner up finally delivers his debut single - Crush. I think the guy has a great voice... and sure the song is easy to listen to, the chorus is catchy... but its soooo TIRED! I've heard this song a billion times! It's been done over and over and over. It's a safe and boring single choice... not that I expected anything else from him. I just find it all a little boring.

It's funny how a slight tweak to the beat can make a great song even better but they did it with this slight remix! Check it out.

We Should Be Dancing... But We Chose To Fight

Hey guys!

First off... apologies for my lack of updates lately and thank you for continuing to follow my adventures in pop. I'm going to try to update more regularly... otherwise I'd have to shut down and I don't want to do that. I've considered sharing posting duties if someone wanted to join the YouDontKnowPop team.

But enough of that let's get back to the music! BWO have released a 3rd single in the Uk with - Lay Your Love On Me and although they've managed to garner some radio support this time, they single entered the chart this week at #69. But that isn't necessarily bad news since the physical single still hasn't been released!

I read an interview with Alexander where he was asked why Uk radio has suddenly jumped on board and started promoting the new single and this was his answer which I LOVE:

"I think what they like is that we're not manufactured. We've had too many Idol winners and too many boybands and too many girl bands. I hate manufactured music, I like music that's organic and real. With BWO it's obvious we're real because a major record company would never put together a group featuring a 47-year-old man, a 43-year-old woman and a 26-year-old guy who looks like he's brought mum and dad on stage with him."

So to the Uk record buying public... please go out and purchase your copy of - Lay Your Love On Me this week and get BWO into the top 20 where they belong!

To celebrate I'm posting a song i just recently discovered from the band! One of my favorites since the first album I have to say!