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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Music Junkie Digest: Kanye Beats 50 Cent, Backstreet Album Art & The Sheilas Get Filleted

While 50 Cent didn't even come close to winning the chart tussle with Kanye West, his posturing no doubt helped boost sales for both rappers.

Billboard reports today that in the end, West's Graduation sold 957,000 copies, while 50's Curtis limped behind like a worn-out hooker with 691,000 copies moved. That not-gay hick Kenny Chesney is at #3 with whatever junk he has out.

Speaking of albums, here's the cover of the new Backstreet Boys one:

The title Unbreakable might have something to do with the fact that, despite Kevin Richardson leaving the manband last year, the BSBs didn't break up. So there, Kevin.


A big thanks to Pop Trash Addicts for scanning this write-up in Sydney's Sunday Telegraph about the Darren Hayes podcast, and sending it along:

If you've not yet listened to the marvelous meeting of the minds between D'luv and D'Hayes, d'do it here.


The following could be the best music review ever. It's Digital Spy, talking about the single "(I'm So) Happy Happy (You're Mine)" by The Sheilas:

Only Pete Waterman could watch a God-awful car insurance advert with an intensely irritating female trio howling about the "cheapest wheels" and start seeing dollar signs and potential single flash up in his mind. Most of us would reach for the remote or, even worse, the shotgun...With a lyrical mundanity that would embarrass The Vengaboys, the trio of Emma, Carly and Cathi, squawk about "sunshine", "blue sky", "your love", "rain" and "pain", with the latter being the predominate emotion felt by the listener. With more computer systems than the Starship Enterprise working overtime on the production and girls' voices, the tune's got the soul of a twig and the irritation levels of 77 Janet Street Porters locked in a small room.
If twigs and Janet Street Porter are your thing, "(I'm So) Happy Happy (You're Mine)" is available now from several European iTunes stores, and the physical single is out September 24. [Watch the video]

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  • At 3:14 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    for the first time in a long time Nick Carter looks most porkable. I'm still not on board la sheilas but i'm getting there. Oh back to bsb, it's not westlife's unbreakable is it??

  • At 7:51 PM, Blogger Trash Addict said…

    I thought it was so cool to see you in the Sunday paper. You're now officially part of the Aussie Z-list!

    The Sheilas are so rubbish that I kind of like them. I just think it's a shame that the men behind some of the best pop songs EVER written have sunk to such hilarious depths. I always thought their remix of Diana's "Mr Lee" was as low as they could go but obviously I was mistaken.

  • At 9:16 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    Nick does look nice. Which is a good thing.

    Ooo, fame! Nice!

    Loved the transition into where to buy the Sheilas' song.

  • At 2:35 AM, Blogger Schlagerboys said…

    How dare you diss The Sheilas - they are completely fabulous!!!

  • At 8:54 AM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    Schlager-B's, that wasn't me... it was Digital Spy's review. Hey, believe me, I know these broads are totally gonna rock Eurovision in 2018! Oh, maybe you're referring to Trash Addict's comment?

    PG & Paul, yeah, weird how Nick looks good now. He used to look like a snot-nosed brat. There was probably a reason for that.

    T&A, my promotional tour of OZ begins this weekend. I'm aiming to move up to at least the V list.

  • At 5:52 PM, Blogger MrBrady said…

    Had you heard of Janet Street Porter before, D'Luv? Those teeth are enough to give Pinhead nightmares!

  • At 7:35 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    Hello!! Every Pet Shop Boys fan knows that JSP has always been their hag of choice, Brady!

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