CD review.IT'S been a funny old year for the music industry. Once upon a time, record labels ruled with an iron fist iron fist
Rigorous or despotic control: ruled the nation with an iron fist.
i , but now, thanks to the internet, along withmedia-savvy bands showing brilliant initiative, their vice-like grip is loosening.
Thankfully, music itself hasn't suffered and there were some real triumphs. Not all artists were so successful, however, so let's look back over the year to see what was hot, and what wasn't.
CONTROVERSIAL as the decision may have been, there's no denying Klaxons had a great year. The "new rave New Rave (sometimes labelled New-Rave, Nu Rave, Neu- Rave or Nu-Rave),  is a label applied to a style of music fusing elements of electronic, New Wave music, disco music, Indie music and punk, which developed in the UK in 2006. " trio released their debut album, Myths Of The Near Future, in January and duly won the Mercury Music Prize six months later.
Golden Skans is undoubtedly one of the year's best singles. Nice one, lads.
SPICE GIRLS The Spice Girls are an English all-female pop group, formed in London in 1994. The Spice Girls, consisting of: Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, and Victoria Beckham signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single, "Wannabe", in 1996.
YES, they reformed, sold loads of concert tickets and did a Tesco advert, but their single Headlines was truly shocking.
Not even the fact it was the Children In Need song could lift it higher than No.
16 in the charts.
Their Greatest Hits doesn't stand up, either, revealing the Spices to be well past their sell-by date.
THE Oxford quintet had gone quiet since the George Bush-baiting Hail To The Thief was released in 2003, then, in October, with just a week's notice, they announced that In Rainbows would be released the following week. In an unprecedented move, fans were invited to pay what they wanted to download the album. The album is possibly their best since OK Computer.
THEIR debut albumwas, until Leona Lewis Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is an English singer-songwriter who was the winner of the third series of the popular television talent show The X Factor.
Her debut single, "A Moment like This", was released on 20 December 2006. arrived on the scene, the fastestselling debut in UK chart history, so following it up was no small task. The Sheffield foursome delivered a more complete, sophisticated record in Favourite Worst Nightmare, winning another legion of fans and making a mockery of those who thought they were one-trick ponies.
WHEN "Fiddy" realised his album, Curtis, was going to be released on the same day as Kanye West's Graduation, he apparently quipped that if West sold more copies than he did, he'd quit music. Graduation sold almost a1m during its first week on sale, while Curtis managed less than 700,000. So why hasn't he quit yet? We're still waiting.
SINCE her landslide landslide, rapid slipping of a mass of earth or rock from a higher elevation to a lower level under the influence of gravity and water lubrication. More specifically, rockslides are the rapid downhill movement of large masses of rock with little or no hydraulic flow, X Factor win, Leona has been a busy bee. Bleeding Love was one of the biggestselling singles of the year, and debut album Spirit sold 160,000 copies during its first week of release. To date, sales stand at around 1.1m copies in the UK alone.
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