I have to come clean, I never listen to Pop music. Since the last 90s Pop has changed into this multi million industry, and sadly the majority of the tunes haven’t made me move since 1999. But for whatever reason, I was walking with the missus through Sainsbury’s yesterday and we saw an advert on their televisions, and I was intrigued: the short bits and bobs they played during the advert sounded good. Yes, I do hear the tunes every so often, when they are on telly or when the missus listens to those radio stations, but I wouldn’t buy those tunes… until yesterday.
I still won’t listen to the commercial side of music, but I had to buy this album. The tunes have become a bit more quality instead of quantity, and sometimes you hear good tunes in commercials, and you wonder who made them, because they seem to sound perfect. I basically had to buy this album. Come on, couldn’t resist an album with Daft Punk records on it, could I?
You can hear a distinctive sound throughout 80% of the records, focussed on EDM. But some records are unique and fresh, for example Stormzy, who dominates the Grime scene.
The tracks on this album, 80% are unknown records to me, but I only bought it for the 20% I knew. Again, Daft Punk can’t do anything wrong, eh?
01. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill
02. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human
03. Little Mix – Touch
04. The Weeknd feat Daft Punk – Starboy
05. The Chainsmokers – Paris
06. Starley – Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix)
07. Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
08. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
09. Zara Larsson – I Would Like
10. Katy Perry feat Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm
11. Sean Paul feat Dua Lipa – No Lie
12. Martin Jensen – Solo Dance
13. Zedd & Alessia Cara – Stay
14. Sigrid – Don’t Kill My Vibe
15. Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson – Just Hold On
16. Dua Lipa – Be The One
17. Jonas Blue feat RAYE – By Your Side
18. Coldplay – Hypnotised
19. John Legend – Love Me Now
20. Robbie Williams – Love Of My Life
21. George Michael – Fastlove, Pt. 1
01. Jax Jones feat RAYE – You Don’t Know Me
02. The Weeknd feat Daft Punk – I Feel It Coming
03. Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa – Scared To Be Lonely
04. Kygo & Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me
05. Rae Sremmurd feat Gucci Mane – Black Beatles
06. Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello – Bad Things
07. Sage The Gemini – Now And Later
08. Tinie Tempah feat Tinashe – Text From Your Ex
09. Stormzy – Big For Your Boots
10. Tom Zanetti feat Sadie Ama – You Want Me
11. Martin Solveig feat Ina Wroldsen – Places
12. Robin Schulz & David Guetta & Cheat Codes – Shed A Light
13. M.O feat Kent Jones – Not In Love
14. Rag’n’Bone Man – Skin
15. Train – Play That Song
16. The Vamps & Matoma – All Night
17. Ariana Grande feat Future – Everyday
18. Major Lazer feat PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj – Run Up
19. Post Malone feat Quavo – Congratulations
20. Julia Michaels – Issues
21. Lorde – Green Light
22. Calvin Harris feat Frank Ocean & Migos – Slide
There are 43 records, and they are all radio edits. Sadly not long enough for me, but it’s hot today, and it’s acceptable today. The Sun is shining, the temperature is going towards 30 degrees Celsius, and the only thing I want to hear today are Summer anthems. And yes, there are a few on here.
Daft Punk’s records do lift the Summer level way up! They can’t do anything wrong. Even Katy Perry’s song is amazing. And Little Mix, I wouldn’t say I’m a fan, because I know nothing about them, but they seem to make tunes so catchy, it’s unbelievable.
Rag’n’Bone Man, Robbie Williams, Stormzy, etc. Quite a nice album, good tunes. Sadly the majority all sound the same, and are maybe good for a day or two, but they aren’t timeless classics. The biggest tune of them all, which is some kind of tribute to the late and great George Michael, is a timeless classic. The majority of the other tunes are good for 2017, but they don’t have the strength to stay powerful 10 years from now.
I liked the album, because it brings me in a good mood. But it reminds me that the quality might be a bit better, they are not timeless, like the tunes from the 90s, how cheesy they might sound.
I wouldn’t give it a bad score, because it does contain nice anthems, but only slightly a good score. Maybe I should not buy anything pop related for at least 10 years. Maybe Katy Perry’s album, or Little Mix’s album…. I’m not a fan though haha.
It’s Sunday, chillax and enjoy the weather. Press play and let the tunes from 2017 guide you through this heatwave!
Artists: Various Artists
Release Year: 2017
CD Info: Now That’s What I Call Music! 96
CDs: 2 (two, unmixed)
Length CDs: 01:17:42 + 01:18:44
Tracks: 43 (fourty-three)
Label: Sony Music Entertainment
Product Number: 889854202026
Buy Here: NOW Music – Webstore
More Information: NOW Music – Official Website