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Hit and miss
on 28 September 2014
This was an interesting concept, giving modern day artists the chance to cover a particular song from a giving year to celebrate 40 years of Radio 1. Rather predictably, not all of the covers work, but others do. The good stuff either gives an interesting new spin on an old song we are already familiar with, breathing new life into it, or an almost identical cover version, good, but in some cases, forgettable.
Lots of the biggest artists from 2007 are featured like Kaiser Chiefs, Foo Fighters, James Morrison, Stereophonics, Razorlight and The Fray. Everyone's going to have their own different favourites, so I won't bother to list my own stand out tracks (although I must write that the brilliant Paolo Nutini has made me suddenly become obsessed with 'It Must Be Love', originally a hit for Madness), but I will say that just under half of them have made their way onto my iPod. It's good and bad in almost equal measure guys, but at the bargain bin prices that you can now pick 'Radio 1 - Established 1967' up for - you can't complain.