CD review.Depeche Mode - A Pain That I'm Used To nnnn
DEPECHE MODE' S new single, featuring exclusive remixes by Goldfrapp and Stuart Price, was written by Martin Gore and produced by Ben Hillier (whose previous credits include Doves and Blur). With its electro-flash fanfare intro, analogue synth synth
1. Informal A synthesizer.
2. A style of light popular music made with synthesizers. Also called synth-pop. sounds and a hypnotic pulsating chorus, it's a must for fans
Mc Fly - Ultraviolet/The Ballad Of Paul K nnn
Mc FLY fans get a festive treat with the double A-side release of Ultraviolet, the gargantuan gar·gan·tu·an
Of immense size, volume, or capacity; gigantic. See Synonyms at enormous.
huge or enormous [after Gargantua, a giant in Rabelais' pop highlight of their album Wonderland, and The Ballad Of Paul K, a more
sophisticated, string-drenched, mid-paced ballad that adds a mature twist to their trademarked guitar and harmonies combination
Robbie Williams - Advertising Space nnnn
THE festive season makes artists turn all mushy mush·y
adj. mush·i·er, mush·i·est
1. Resembling mush in consistency; soft.
a. Excessively sentimental. See Synonyms at sentimental.
b. - even this Brit bad boy has come up with a sentimental ballad that could almost do as well as Angels.
1. Of, relating to, or involving elegy or mourning or expressing sorrow for that which is irrecoverably past: an elegiac lament for youthful ideals.
2. , moving and mournful, Advertising Space, which Robbie jokingly calls his own Candle In The Wind, describes a superstar's tragic fall from grace
Eminem - When I'm Gone nnnn ONCE again, Eminem turns to his personal life to inspire a moving track. The song begins with words of regret for neglect of his family, but he takes the listener through a dream that reveals a strained, but loving, relationship with his daughter Hailie and provides an argument for
Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us nnn
MARIAH doesn't want us to forget about her, and there's no way we can as she offers this soaring ballad.
Co-produced by Jermaine Dupri (It's Like That, We Belong Together and Get Your Number/Shake It Off), it's bound to be another hit for the superstar. And fans, can you decipher the secret codes in the video
Westlife and Diana Ross - When You Tell Me That You Love Me nn
FRESH from their success of the recent No 1, You Raise Me Up, the Irish lads return with a romantic collaboration with the Motown legend, which is one of the hot favourites for the Christmas No 1. The vocals on this track can't be faulted, and the foursome work well with Diana, but this is schmaltzy schmaltz·y also schmalz·y
adj. schmaltz·i·er, schmaltz·i·est Informal
Of, relating to, or marked by excessive or maudlin sentimentality. See Synonyms at sentimental. , predictable and by the time 2006 dawns it will also be hugely irritating