So its 2007! Hi! Robpop here and 'popblogs' are back with a bang despite the gain of christmas weight, sticky tissues and sore lips worn out at the New Years Eve party at the office. This bunch of fabulous sites have cleaned their PVC suits, raised a middle finger to their teacher/boss and updated their wares in the Jan sales. Some are also new on the scene and causing the same kind excitement as Janets nipple at that football game. So before you can say malfunction lets get on with it:
Call me biased but this blog is fabtastic. Not only is it created by the ubercutie Pinkie of PopEatsPop but also involves two other popbloggers (PopPosterGirl and myself!). I like to see it as a naughty unholy trinity of blogworld. So far we've had Clea unreleased tracks, put Kylie on trial for genocide, celebrated Danish pop idols, seen cum dribble out of Pinkie, seen Kylies dancers spit-roasting each other and debated the merits of hats. Random, fun and dirty.
Paul takes the biscuit doesnt he? Not only is he damn cute and married but has a brilliant sense of culture. He also updated the blog to make it more streamlined and it looks like your cousins new husband who you utterly wanna sing Sugababes Easy to. Before you call Jerry Springer another thing I would like to say about this blog is that its updated every day, with music, thoughts and lovely tidbits of Pauls life. Like naked sailors and sandwiches from Boots. And why not. Stealing PWL's moto, the music you'll find on TheZapping is tomorrows sound today.
Static and Silent is pretty new to me but its been around for ages. It mainly discusses TV but the kind of TV that makes a popwhore like myself grin from rear to ear. What other place in the world ranks the signed pop videos on music channels as the 8th Greatest TV moment of last year. Brilliant i say!
Run by SplitChick this site has always been a must for any popfan. Its back with a bang with some excellent posts about Queen Kylie and Dutch girlbands. Need I say more!
Started in December last year this blog has really come into its own in 2007. Not only do you get quite rare videos but a nice history about each act. Its latest star is Lene of Aqua fame (these Norwegians/Danes are everywhere ain't they?). The music tends to side on the electropop rim of music so be don't looking for no 'singer/songwriters' on this blog. Which suits me nicely.
I discovered this blog pretty late so you might have already made it one of your favourites but as Kylie once said its never too late. Along with the aforementioned Paul(oftheZapping) it was these people who guided me to Mika long before he ever appeared on Radio 1. It looks nice and treats girl(s)bands with the respect they deserve.
Todays update asks whether musicals are too gay? Er! How can anything be too gay? The world is actually not gay enough. Modern Fab has been around for sometime but again I've discovered it pretty late (actually this year). Do you want to sound kultured at a uptown dinner party next week? Well take notes from this place and y'all be discussing the new workshop shows of Xanadu and the improvements introduced by the Democrats in that merry world of politics. All in one concise hobnob of a blog. Just swell!
I'm rather partial to PPG as she is my collaborator on YouCallThatLife so consider this review ultra biased. And why not? Her blog parades pop like no other out there. Each update is always completely different from its previous venture. Distinct, different and very varied: with PPG you'll never know what to expect. One day its Mandy Moore and then its some unsigned-ish band called Go-Audio. And then its Ben from A1.
The latest article laments the departure of singles from HMV! Can you believe His Majesty's Voice is actually swapping the Lisa Scott-Lee cd's of Electric with Metalica tour t-shirts of 1985? This place is a must for anyone interested in music (yes it verges on the NME side of things but hey..its interesting to peak over the wall now and then).
If you like your pop acts with a pink bum in its bubble then Jessica's PurePop is the site for you. Her current exploration of Popstar bands is wonderful especially as it covers many a girlband (thus gaining hundreds of brownie points from me). She's also covered some girlbands that I'd lined up for the future (see her article on Raffish). Our tastes are very similar. Jessica also does lots requests for readers wanting a song that tend to be as hard as locating Ms.Hiltons dignity. The fact that Jess does this is very very very rare for a music blog but then again shes such a star so it makes perfect sense. A legend!
The boy(or perhaps girl, i don't presume to judge) has revealed that nearly everything in the music industry now depends on (reality) tv to release a single. If it isnt eating bugs, trying to be in a popband or ballroom dancing anyone whose not Kylie, Bono or Madonna requires some form competition to enter the charts these days. A very interesting and rather simple blog that gets to the point. It is also both visually enticing as well as filling up space on the Ipod.
As regular as your mother losing her hair in the christmas pudding when she lit it with kerosene instead of brandy every yuletide. Run by two poptastic lovers of music ChartRigger rarely includes music but instead examines what acts are doing well, making fools of
themselves and the sweat coming down Fantasia. Beautiful pictures of pussies too.
This is like my new home. Anything that includes naked Swedish bodies is already on a winning formula. Here in the church of all things pop the international superstars the Dannii Minogue and Latoya Jackson are worshiped over and above their unknown siblings. Rarities by the girlband TeenQueens are shared in the beautiful beautiful glory they deserve. The recording career of the Italian rentboy Pinkie-oh I mean Lorenzo forgive me, is celebrated with the damn respect the man really should demand from his equals. I get down on my knees and worships at the alter of poptrash.
So this month we celebrate our first birthday! Can you believe it? I can't! Things lined up are the two last batch of girlband updates. The last of which includes girlbands that fall under the tentatively titled banner of 'Girlband Legends'. Then DSTP will return to its normal self. No template makeovers just more poppy music. It will then transform into a site dedicated to Robyn as she prepares to return to the UK come feb-march.