Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Hannah's Single of the Week

We have learnt, over the past few weeks on WL, that release schedules are hardly the most reliable things in the world. Therefore, going solely by the BBC's listings, here are this week's picks:

Honourable Mentions:

Big Brovaz - 'Yours Fatally'
It's the return of the Brovaz. The last WE saw of them was in the rather disappointing Scooby Doo 2, with a rather disappointing song. Seriously, the only GOOD thing about that movie was Seth Green. Anyway, they're back, with a song that seems to be capitalising on the success of 'Favourite Things'. It's slick, piano-based and a light alternative to most of the stuff that's out there at the minute. Even if it's about Bunny Boilers. Much fun, but not as good as it might be. 3/5

Also check out The Streets and Deep Dish.

Single of the Week:
REM - 'Leaving New York'

This WAS a download exclusive, but it now appears to be getting a full single release. It deserves it. The song begins haunting and eerie, yet still sounds like typical REM. It's nothing unusual or spectacular, but I happen to quite like them, especially on tracks such as this one. Note also the clever weaving together of several melodies in the chorus. I can't really say much more, but to try it and see what you think.

Avoid at all costs:

Jessica Simpson - 'Take My Breath Away'
As was with 'Angels' - we don't need to explain. 0/5

Cheeky Girls - 'Cheeky Flamenco'
I haven't heard this, but I really don't think I need to. Do they not know when to give up? 0/5

Ashley Simpson - 'Pieces of Me'
Like her sister, just slightly better. But still bad. 1/5

Or maybe not at ALL costs:

Ronan Keating - 'I Hope You Dance'
It's for charity, if I remember rightly, and it's a nice enough song, just...it's Ronan. If you're a charitable type, please buy. Otherwise, ignore. 1.5/5