Tuesday, 16 December 2008

BBC Chartblog review Basshunter's "I Miss You"

"Should an alien spaceship decide to land on Earth between now and Easter, and demand to know what this strange frequency-manipulated sound phenomena called 'popular music' is, and how it works, it might be worth playing them this song. And no, not because we want to start an inter-planetary war right away. We've got Rick Astley for that, after all.

No, the reason why this song could be in the running where a bigger (and, let's be frank, BETTER) one may lose out, is because of the way it manages to condense many different musical threads within a short space of time. It could act as a kind of contents page for contemporary music, so that our nine-fingered snot-beast guests will be able to identify which sound they identify with the best, and then music experts can go off and fetch more music which suits their purple palate.

Click here to read the review in full