last week happened to have almost no new music for my scrobbling sessions. Lets see...
Last week in covers:
> Elton John : Do you remember his song “Believe” from the 1990s? Then let some streaming service remind you, because it is epic.
> P!nk : Yeah, some Greatest Hit needed to be revisited. I hope she’ll come back soon.
> Frankmusik : I made sure that “By Nicole” only has a few nice tracks on it.
> Major Lazer : Even the odd sounding vocals on “Lean On” can’t help me about this song growing on me. :D
> The Corrs : Ah, those “Greatest Hits” are just amazing pop music gems.
> Garbage : If I see the signs correctly, there might be new Garbage stuff in the works. Awesome. :)
> Bastille : I’ve listened to the outstanding “Laura Palmer” EP, which came out before their big success.
Most played artists:
> Madonna : Happy times alert. I guess there will hardly be another live album as good as “I’m Going To Tell You A Secret”. What a mix!
> Nicki Minaj : Well, you might have heard that I really like her dance pop tunes. :D
> Alanis Morissette : Flashback times! I guess my life could use some more emotional and honest songs these days - that kind only Alanis can provide.
Most played tracks:
(nothing to highlight here)
> Adam Lambert released the lyric video for “Ghost Town” and that song definitely feels fresher than Madonna’s “Ghosttown”, even though I’m not in fond of the whistling part.
> Jessie J’s soundtrack song for “Pitch Perfect 2” has a video now. “Flashlight” is quite queesy - both in sound and in visuals.
> I’m not a big fan of Tocotronic, but their new song/video “Die Erwachsenen” really hits a nerve. Great great work.
> Another new Sia video? Yes, and it’s “by Heidi Klum”. Sounds odd, looks artsy (or glossy?). Interesting.
> Ooh, “Lonely Town” by Brandon Flowers couldn’t possibly be more 80s style. But it is also very catchy. Check out the new video.
> Yelawolf’s new album is out and to promote it he released the video for “Best Friend” featuring Eminem, which has a nice build-up.
> Okay, I give Mariah Carey credit for trying to channel the best from her heydays, but the new single “Infinity” reminds me more of the reasons why this kind of sound feels a bit dated.
New in the German charts:
 Don’t Worry (feat. Ray Dalton) : Hm, sounds a bit like Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”. Hm, also the generic lyrics don’t help. Tbh it makes me sad to see nothing but commercial interest.
 Want To Want Me : A little Prince-like falsetto, a little Thicke-like cheekiness, a catchy chorus - meet Jason Derulo’s newest assault on your nerves. Sorry, I can’t stand it.