Song of the day: Charlotte Hatherley – "Why You Wanna?"

December 19, 2012

While I’m still writing my album reviews (yes, still), I’ll sneak in a couple of songs from a power pop album I adore – but it’s an album that doesn’t appear to be well-known amongst the power pop fraternity. (Maybe it’s not considered a power pop album. And another thing: is there a power pop maternity?)

The album is Grey Will Fade (2004), and it’s by UK guitarist Charlotte Hatherley. I love, love, love that album.

Charlotte Hatherley – “Why You Wanna?” (2004)

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Charlotte Hatherley – “Rescue Plan” (2004)

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Song of the day: Charlotte Hatherley – "Bastardo"

March 20, 2012

Some time ago (May 2010) I mentioned Grey Will Fade, the 2004 debut album by English musician Charlotte Hatherley. Back then I talked about how much I love that album (I love it), and I think it’s high time I mentioned it again.

From Grey Will Fade here’s “Bastardo”, a song in which Charlotte tells a tale of woe:

Charlotte Hatherley – “Bastardo” (2004)

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Song of the day: Charlotte Hatherley – "Kim Wilde"

May 30, 2010

Do you have an album that you treasure and think is the bee’s knees, but whenever you mention it to other people they give you a puzzled look and say “Who’s that? Never heard of ’em. Are they any good?” which leaves you crestfallen, as you wonder how on Earth it could be possible for other people not to know about such a fabulous album?

I’m sure you have plenty of them, all holding a special place in your heart (or, if you don’t have a heart, somewhere else). One of mine is English musician Charlotte Hatherley‘s debut album from 2004, Grey Will Fade. I love it, and if I was the kind of person who makes lists I’d probably put it in my Top 20 of all-time favourite power pop albums.

But back to Grey Will Fade. Here’s the opening track, “Kim Wilde”. For the most effective listening experience, may I suggest that before you press “play” please find your volume control and move it to the maximum position. Thank you. Now you can press “play”:

Charlotte Hatherley – “Kim Wilde” (2004)

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Here’s another track:

Charlotte Hatherley – “Summer” (2004)

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I love this album.

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