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Best of 2009: lists (part 3)
Posted at 8:08 PM, 01 January 2010 -

The online music publications have been publishing the inevitable "best of the year" lists. This is the third (and final?) round-up of the Xenomania songs/albums that appear on those lists. (See part one and two)


Popjustice: The Top 33 Albums Of 2009.


3. Annie - Don't Stop
5. Pet Shop Boys - Yes
18. Various Artists - St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold



Popjustice: The Top 45 Singles Of 2009.

6. Mini Viva - I Wish
8. Mini Viva - Left My Heart In Tokyo
22. Girls Aloud - Untouchable
31. Pet Shop Boys - Love Etc
32. Girls Aloud - The Loving Kind



Digital Spy: Top 50 Singles of 2009


20. Girls Aloud: 'Untouchable'

Even though it came from an '08 LP, even though it was chopped up like a cheap cut of meat for its single release, and even though it ended GA's run of top ten hits, we couldn't not include this sublime disco-pop torch song. They'll be back next year, right? Right?!



29. Mini Viva: 'Left My Heart In Tokyo'

The debut from Mini Viva - a.k.a. lively Northerners Britt and Frankee - proved once again that a day without a Xenomania pop song is like a donut without the post-gobble guilt, a silent trump without the private smirk, a Daily Mail diatribe without the... we'll stop there.



41. Pet Shop Boys: 'Love etc'

Like lots of pop fans, DS got the horn when we heard the Pets were teaming up with Xenomania. The blood kept rushing south thanks to 'Love Etc', an electro gem with a call-and-response hook, a timely message and a nod to trendy artist Gerhard Richter.



Sparkle - Albums of the year

Pet Shop Boys - Yes

It was great to have the Pet Shop Boys back with a new album and after watching them steal the show on this year’s Brit Awards when they received the life time achievement award and sang the track All Over the World which has Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker March woven into the song from their new album Yes.
The album is one of their best albums for years and includes the excellent Love Etc, The Way It Used to be and Did You See It Coming.
It was produced by Xenomania, the production team behind Girls Aloud, and there are a couple of songs I could imagine the girls singing More Than a Dream being one.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

January 2, 2010 at 8:43 AM  


OpenID marosia said...

It will be great to watch Pet Shop Boys, i have bought tickets from
http://ticketfront.com/event/Pet_Shop_Boys-tickets looking forward to it.

March 9, 2010 at 4:37 AM  



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