Two years ago, Carly Rae Jepsen released ‘Kiss’, an album that was unashamedly pop. It sounded like nothing that was in the charts in 2012 (aside from ‘Call Me Maybe’, but even that sounds a bit out-of-place on the album). Last year gave us another shimmery pop album in Diana Vickers’ ‘Music To Make Boys Cry’. Nine years ago, Rachel Stevens released ‘Come and Get It’, which should be the blueprint for the modern pop album, but isn’t.
This year’s “hey, I’m very pop and I couldn’t give a shit” album is Cher Lloyd’s ‘Sorry I’m Late’. It also happens to be the best album of 2014, although that generally happens when you release a brilliant pop album. Yes, I know I put Ellie Goulding’s ‘Halcyon’ and Jessie Ware’s ‘Devotion’ above ‘Kiss’ two years ago, but 2012 was a good year for music.
‘Sorry I’m Late’ isn’t just good…
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