Wednesday, September 26, 2012
IF IT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR MALKY
I'm a bit of a sucker for brilliantly crafted poptastic tunes such as this:-
mp3 : Ladyhawke - My Delirium
From 2008. It's a song that divided the critics. From wiki:-
"My Delirium" received several positive reviews from critics. Nisha Diu of The Sunday Telegraph described it as "...a moody, energetic anthem underscored by insistent drums and a soulful vocal..." Popjustice described the song as "brilliant",and Digital Spy entertainment reporter David Balls labelled the song as a "glorious slice of indie-electronica". In its review, Allmusic said the song "echoes the power pop of The Bangles and The Go-Go's".
Not all reviews were positive; Artistdirect's Nathan Atnikov labelled the song, along with the entire Ladyhawke album, as "musically bland", and as "pedestrian dance music".Frazier McAlpine, on a BBC blog, described "My Delirium" as "grumpily delivered", and called Ladyhawke's voice "sulky" and "mardy-teen".
Malcolm Middleton was one who gave it the thumbs up, recording his own version of it:-
mp3 : Malcolm Middleton - My Delirium
A whole number of remixes were made of the single and four of them collected on a 12" promo single that I found in a second-hand shop a few weeks back.
They're not all my cup of tea, but there's two of them - the JBAG Hot Pop Remix and the Sugardaddy Remix - that certainly do it for me and act as a timely reminder that great music isn't always strictly the domain of four skinny indie kids on lead, rhythm and bass guitars with a disposable drummer at the back.
mp3 : Ladyhawke - My Delirium (JBAG Hot Pop Remix)
mp3 : Ladyhawke - My Delirium (Sunship Remix)
mp3 : Ladyhawke - My Delirium (Sugardaddy Remix)
mp3 : Ladyhawke - My Delirium (Toddla T & Ross Orton Remix)