2 (1) AQUA, Barbie Girl
They're Danish bubblegum pop, but Aqua claim they aren't plastic pop stars - even if the song is based on a doll.
SINGLE OF THE WEEK
SEAHORSES: You Can Talk To Me
LISTENING to The Seahorses, you can hear the most direct link to Oasis as both Liam and Noel continue to be heavily influenced by The Stone Roses.
Ex-Roses guitarist John Squire and Seahorses singer Chris Helme have written together for the first time and avoid the bluster which marred much of the third Oasis album, Be Here Now. Instead, The Seahores are becoming one of Britain's best recording acts.
ALBUMS OF THE WEEK
ALL SAINTS: All Saints/BABYFACE: MTV Unplugged NYC 1997
LONDONERS All Saints feature their hit singles Never Ever and I Know Where It's At on their self-titled album as well as raunchy Bootie Call and War Of Nerves (inspired by Princess Di's death).
Meanwhile R&B songwriter and producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds lacks sparkle as a performer. He is joined by Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder on his live show for MTV. But it plumbs the depths of MOR at its worst. Strictly over 35s.