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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing!, 25 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Now That's What I Call Music! 84 (Audio CD)
No 'Mirrors', no 'Thrift Shop', no 'Harlem Shake', no 'Stay', no 'Skyfall', no 'Suit & Tie' and no 'When I Was Your Man'! Instead, you get several tracks that had already peaked before Now 83 was released; e.g. 'Latch' and 'Diamonds', the latter of which is already available on at least half a dozen compilations. There are a few pre-Christmas minor hits that are hardly 'Now'; e.g. 'Love Is Easy' and 'Not Giving In'. You also get last year's hits from Little Mix and Lawson rather than their more recent releases, which will probably turn up on Now 85 in July. Throw in a few "blink and you'll miss them" two-week wonders from the start of the year, e.g. 'Black Chandelier' and 'Rewind', and a 25-year old track that re-charted as a one-week download fad, and this adds up to one of the weakest and laziest Now albums in a long time.
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Initial post: 25 Mar 2013 11:37:43 GMT
Midlander says:
Thanks for taking the time to review Now 84. As a member of the team working on Now 84 I can say that we would have loved to have all the songs which you mentioned on the Now 84 CD and download, but unfortunately the companies which own the rights to the songs wouldn't allow us to put them on Now 84. Hopefully they'll change their mind and they will be on Now 85.

Posted on 25 Mar 2013 19:42:33 GMT
I totally agree with you: before it's release, this NOW 84 was already... SO OLD! Definitely the weakest double CD of the collection in YEARS! To include 5 or 6 months old songs is a big mistake. It would have been even better to put some fresher minor hits.

Posted on 25 Mar 2013 22:44:40 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Mar 2013 22:51:22 GMT
Harlem Shake haha you must be joking that so called 'song' is complete and utter tosh and is an insult to music. It's so bad it makes Gangnam Style look good! Glad it's not on the album.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2013 01:41:57 GMT
If it is a true what you claim, then you'll have the problem that if you miss the boat with the time period then these songs are going to get progressively less current and won't be much good for NOW 85 when that arrives.
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