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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Anyone Able To Tell Me If The Boyzone Album Is Any Good?

The official UK singles chart is snooze+ this week, so let's shift our short attentions span to the album chart, where Boyzone return to the top with Brother. To be completely honest, I've never listened to these DILFs other than "No Matter What"—and didn't they cover "When You Say Nothing At All"? Or was that just Ronan Keating? I think I had an Almighty cover of that jam on some compilation back in 2000 or some shit. Good stuff.

I don't know, is it even worth delving into the 'zone's back catalog? As cheesetastic as some of Take That's older stuff is, I still return to it on a regular basis. But Boyzone always seemed like Take That lite. Like, yeah—hot pieces of ass and all. But shit material they dished out.

Anyway, despite the dismal placing of Goldfrapp's "Rocket" a couple weeks back (it debuted at #47), the full LP Head First enters the Brit chart at a respectable #6. I guess they've officially become an album act, rather than a singles one?

A friend who is apparently "in the know" commented on my Facebook that "Alive" will be the official second single off Head First, followed by the title track. That said, I really think "I Wanna Life" deserves a proper release. But what the hell do I know?

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Telephone" - Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce *2 weeks*
2. "Pass Out" - Tinie Tempah
3. "Baby" - Justin Bieber
4. "Rude Boy" - Rihanna
5. "Parachute" - Cheryl Cole
6. "Hot" - Inna
7. "Starry Eyed" - Ellie Goulding
8. "In My Head" - Jason Derulo
9. "BedRock" - Young Money
10. "Gave It All Away" - Boyzone

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7 Comments:

  • At 2:58 PM, Blogger Gareth said…

    the image of Boyzone as DILFs will haunt me to my grave.

     
  • At 3:02 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Gareth, really? Not in agreement? Ronan looks like a hot bounce, at least. I mean, he's no Howard Donald, mind you...

     
  • At 3:10 PM, Blogger xolondon said…

    When I was in London, there was a Boyzone TV special that was shockingly cheesy. It made Take That look like Arcade Fire. Reallllly awful.

     
  • At 4:51 PM, Blogger Green Droid said…

    My girlfriend has the album, and I have to say that I listen to it more than her, it is actually really good, not the usual Boyzone stuff, has a more grown up sound to it.
    I would say it is at least worth a listen.

     
  • At 9:31 PM, Blogger xolondon said…

    I failed to say the Boyzone album has one bright light - the return of Gregg Alexander as a writer/producer. Am going to blog about that this week

     
  • At 1:12 AM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    ok. most Boyzone material was shit. The only tracks I liked from their heyday were "Picture of you" and "All that I need".

     
  • At 5:20 PM, Blogger Gareth said…

    My reaction was partly based on my dislike of the group, the only thing I ever liked was their cover of Cat Stevens Father and Son, and secondly the fact that anyone 7 years younger than me can be called a DILF just makes me feel really old.

     

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