the entire United Kingdom should hang its head in shame
No shockers here except for George Ezra’s appearance
As a rule of thumb the UK charts are much more volatile than the US charts, though when it comes to albums both arrive and leave with great speed. But this chart hasn’t changed much in six week. everything is where it has been: Ed, Tay, Ezra at the top forever, and down below Olly and below him 1D and Ella. A strangely boring list.
Ezra is guy who gave us “Budapest” and “Cassy O” though a full album of the suckers is pushing it a bit but otherwise i remain with the same question: why the assumption people stop buying music the last two weeks and first two weeks of a new year. It seems to me that anybody with half a brain and a big enough fanbase would ONLY RELEASE MUSIC around this time. It isn’t 1987, people don’t have to leave their couch to buy an album.
It took George Ezra 14 weeks to get to # 1 but don’t sneer too hard guys, he is only 21 years old! As opposed to Jamie T, who is 28 years old and who took five years between albums… otherwise known as career hari-kari except the new album is excellent and in the UK should put him back on top… but not of Ezra
Four boy R&B band Rixton are, well, more Boys II Men than 1D and therefore much better than you probably think, also, they come from my home town Manchester, England, plus, well let the Manchester Evening News tell you: “They will each get an inking of a broken heart tonight, after learning their pop song Me And My Broken Heart reached number one.”
If I had more time to offer it the Ed Sheeran might prove to have depths that are lost on me right this moment, maybe three good song doesn’t not an album make. 5 Seconds of Summer got held off the top spot by Ed, so I’m shocked.And David Grant? Didn’t realize he was that big and this is a good album that might be great if I had the time to offer it
The dog days of summer are coming and this is the new normal, DJs and singers and singers and DJs. It can be fun but it can get old, this is a little on the old side. I am surprised to see got another single on the charts, only one in the States so for. Little Nikki is a good singer, keep an eye on her.
Saturday – Norma Jean Wright – The call of the weekend has never been more enticing than on this Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers composed ode to the middle of the weekend, part of an album where the Chic stalwarts decided to use just one singer, to varying degrees of success, though this one is very good – B+
The question is, are 5 Seconds Of Summer the next One Direction or the next the Wanted. The Australian boy band was not the world beater we expected, the EP didn’t stiff but you don’t hear much about it either and while a # 1 song in Ground Zero for 1D matters, 5SOS are not getting where they want to go.
Every year the BBC present the world with their picks of 2014’s breakthrough stars and every year they get one right and a couple rightish. And every year I read through em and have heard a couple of em before and never hear of most of em again. I know Chance The Rapper and Ella Eyre, and am glad to meet Chloe Howl and George Ezra.