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This review is from: Now That's What I Call Music! 80 (Audio CD)Well what can I say. After the fantastic Summer Now 79, the people at Now have put a very disappointing compilation together. I think 10yrs from now there would only be, probably 4 songs on here that would be memorable.
I have been collecting them since Now 21 and this must be their worst. There are about 8 songs on here that I have never heard before and that are not even in the charts.
The Now team promote their work as all the latest and greatest tracks together on the ultimate cd, where in fact, due to licensing agreements etc there are many of the top charted songs that the NOW team are not allowed to add to their compilation, but instead fill the gaps with this mediocre dribble. Unfortunately they do not have every released song at their disposal, so all you NOW fans stop beating yourself up about "why this track wasn't on?" and "can't believe they didn't add this track on", it's because they can't. They literally have at their disposal what they have managed to put together for this very sad compilation. That's the truth of it. Also, you can request as many times as you want before they release their compilation, but it really doesn't help either, they just use the mood to see if fans like any of their hits in their arsenal. The TRUTH of it really, is so obvious. Have you noticed that there has never, in the past 20yrs been a Madonna song on the NOW series. Well that's because they don't have access to her collection. That's one example.
CD 1 is awful. I could slit my writs. There are about 5 songs on there worth talking about.
CD 2 is better but also disappointing. A lot of 2nd rate artists on here.
They have missed so many gems, Beyonce, Foster the People, J Lo and the list goes on.
Also exhausted to see every time that the tired SATURDAYS and JLS always seem to make the grade. So tired of their relentless promotion of their home grown British poppy bands. All too predictable.
I might have to stop collecting now, I also do think that music in general has deteriorated and the absolute crap being churned out by the studios around the world leaves much to be desired. I think the Music Industry in general is all about the money now and they now have a huge problem, CREATIVE BLOCK, in a big way. It's all been done before. It's a sad day for music.
Come on NOW TEAM get with the programme it's not that kind of party, give us what we want and stop telling us that what we are going to get in fact is not what we recieve. UGGGhhhhhh!!!
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Initial post: 28 Nov 2011 16:50:30 GMT
Nooooooooooooooooooooottttttttttttttttttt true i got it n loved it Id like to see u make a better album of all the new songs
Posted on 29 Nov 2011 13:36:43 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Nov 2011 13:36:59 GMT
You're missing the point OP (not you kenneth boyle), they cant just use any song they want. The labels have to clear them.
This will have been the 'best of the bunch' from what they could get cleared.
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