Wednesday, November 24, 2004

bubble pop electric

The new Gwen Stefani record is quite simply the best pop record made anywhere by anyone since Madonna's Music. Even the mighty Girls Aloud can't touch it. Madge must be crying herself to sleep this week... GS is at the height of her powers. It has everything from Tommy Boy/Salt'n'Pepa era hip-hop, Confusion era New Order right up to Sugarcane era New Order as Hooky and Bernard play on The Real Thing. Some of the other stuff is unclassifiably great contemporary pop. Bubble Pop Electric with Johnny Vulture peels back your eyelids and pulls them right back over your head.

Can we just have a minute's silence in memory of Madonna's career.


If you only invest in one golden pop moment this year you know what to do.