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SINGLES AND ALBUMS WORTH DISCOVERING

GABRIELLE - Under My Skin

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It's been 11 years since Gabrielle's released a new album, and opening with the gorgeous groove of the title track Under My Skin, the album quickly shows its hand. This is the Gabrielle doing what she does best but with a contemporary edge.  I hadn’t realised how much I’d missed Gabrielle’s voice until I heard Under My Skin. The record is a showcase of one of the UK’s greatest, and under-appreciated, musical talents. 


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Show Me

Every Step


PURCHASE OR STREAM

https://gabrielle.lnk.to/Digitalwe


VIDEO FOR SHOW ME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=MqWVogyqFHE


SCORE: ✭✭✭✭✩

PALOMA FAITH - Warrior

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Written by Sia, Warrior is a powerful ballad about remaining strong through adversity.  ‘Warrior’ is the 4th single to be taken from Paloma Faith’s acclaimed smash hit No.1 album The Architect’ which has now gone Platinum, making Paloma the only British female artist apart from Sade to have four Platinum albums in a row.


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Video for Warrior

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov8ONoINfSM


SCORE: ✭✭✭✭✭

SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR - Familia

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Limited vinyl LP pressing.

 

Sophie Ellis-Bextor's voice is absolutely gorgeous.  Familia features 11-tracks, which continue to showcase Sophie's newfound lyrical and musical maturity, from the beautiful and emotive 'Unrequited' to the synth-laded ballad 'Death Of Love' and the alt-pop buoyant opener 'Wild Forever'.  


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Crystallise

Wild Forever

Death of Love


PURCHASE OR STREAM

https://www.merchbar.com/pop/sophie-ellis-bextor/sophie-ellis-bextor-familia-vinyl-record-uk-import


VIDEO FOR CRISTALLISE

https://youtu.be/CL6wE9uXQ4Y


SCORE: ✭✭✭✭✩



ALL SAINTS - Testament

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There is a thrilling moment on All Saints' fifth album when a wave of synthetic sound builds behind a martial beat and a voice calls out “Ladies, you ready?” The track is titled Glorious, and it frankly is, with the band’s four voices responding: “Glo-o-o-o-rious! We will always be Victo-o-o-o-rious!”


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Glorious

Love Lasts Forever

After All


LIMITED EDITION VINYL

https://www.musicglue.com/all-saints/products/testament-limited-edition-12-vinyl


PURCHASE OR STREAM

http://smarturl.it/TestamentAS


VIDEO

https://youtu.be/2Rq4_9M70u8


SCORE: ✭✭✭✭✩

KYLIE MINOGUE & JACK SAVORETTI - Music's Too Sad Without You

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Music's Too Sad Without You is the fifth single to be taken from Kylie's latest album Golden - which debuted at number one on the UK Official Album Charts following its release.


This song is an awesome little send-off at the end of her "country" album, like she was moving on from that into the sunset and her next phase which will be called "Blue".  


PURCHASE OR STREAM

https://kylie.lnk.to/goldenID


VIDEO

https://youtu.be/qsb1SuvUT9Q


SCORE: ✭✭✭✭✭

A-HA - Cast In Steel (Steve Osborne Version)

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Cast in Steel is a triumphant return for 

A-ha.  It's wonderful to hear one of the most underrated bands of the last three decades back with such a powerful musical statement. 


The 2 CD Set has the Steve Osborn Mix of Cast in Steel.  It can be heard thru various streaming services.


VINYL

https://www.discogs.com/a-ha-Cast-In-Steel/release/7450340


PURCHASE OR STREAM

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cast-in-steel-steve-osborne-version-single/1080698881


VIDEO

https://youtu.be/FzTBsnesMw


SCORE: ✭✭✭✭✩