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3.0 out of 5 stars Cheese-tastic, 9 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Now That's What I Call Music! 83 [Clean] (MP3 Download)
Bought for my 7-year-old son's birthday party as background music, mainly because it has Gangnam Style on it (yes, yes, I know...)

Apart from the aforementioned Korean monstrosity, which I actually don't mind all that much - probably because I don't know whether the lyrics are a load of old tosh or not as they're in Korean - every single song sounds exactly the same as every other song to me, with the exception of Elbow and (I can't quite believe I'm saying this) Robbie Williams.

Same sounds, same tempo, same four chords, same featured artists, same, same, same, samey samey same.

It was as if Calvin Harris had popped round my house for tea and decided to whack me about the head 130 times a minute for two hours with one of his own keyboards, while Florence Welch and Example took turns singing the word "same" in the key of C major (or A minor, if it's a sad song about splitting up and stuff).

As a result I found myself weeping in the corner, rocking back and forth, sucking my thumb and sticking my fingers in my ears (no mean feat I can tell you) while longing for the days of Now That's What I Call Music 10 which had M/A/R/R/S, Nina Simone, Whitesnake and Level 42 (google them, kids) on the same album, and wondering why all my calendars say 2013 when surely it's only just turned 1988 and I can't be old enough to have a 7-year-old son as I'm only 12 myself...

But I can't blame the compilers of current pop music compilations for including current pop music on current pop music compilations, and I'm sure my kids and their friends will like it, so on balance, 3 stars.

Edit 15/01/13 - having listened to the thing a few times now I quite like Sam and the Womp, it's got an interesting Middle Eastern-sounding melody and reminds me of Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag by Pigbag (google them, kids).
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Initial post: 11 Jan 2013 19:35:06 GMT
Jack says:
I have to agree with you. I understand that it's not NOW's fault as the top single chart is what they use on their compilation albums. However it highlights how bad my generation's music taste is...I want to cry haha! It gets so dull, boring and a chore to listen to. I'm 18 and I have to say I pull out the old NOW albums we have around the house because I can only listen to one or two songs on the new ones.
Good review.

Posted on 1 Feb 2013 02:19:00 GMT
Gaynor B says:
great review! made me smile and that's a good thing. Won't buy the album thanks

Posted on 9 Feb 2013 14:54:27 GMT
Janie U says:
Did you know that your review has been quoted in a very funny article in Spectator this week about Pop :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2013 16:20:27 GMT
Lee P says:
*googles* Oh yeah! Thanks, Janie :-)

Posted on 3 Mar 2013 19:47:32 GMT
jaybee says:
Aaaah Pigbag...nostalgic sigh....we have entered an era where there are people who have no idea who the Beatles were!

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Aug 2013 04:44:45 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Aug 2013 04:45:06 BDT
@Jaybee

there is a lot more talent in the world than "The Beatles"....deal with this please

Posted on 8 Sep 2013 22:01:58 BDT
What a brilliant review - haven't laughed so much in ages!

Posted on 21 Dec 2013 13:34:01 GMT
H P Sawyer says:
Brilliant review. Really made me laugh - thanks!
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