Album sales, damned sales and statistics

Now, I'm not one to let a bit of pedantry to get in the way of some good music, but we need to discuss a little discrepancy that has cropped up about today's artist before we go any further. I'm a big fan of Dido's music.  I have the two mega-selling albums: No Angel (2001)…

Hairbrushes out, girls

Two stunning tracks today from a singer with a stunning voice - Christina Aguilera. These are the only two songs I have of hers; perhaps I should get more after Project LT? But for now, I present: Hurt from the album Back to Basics (2006) - 'I've hurt myself by hurting you' and Beautiful from…

What’s in a name?

Can there be a more inappropriately titled album than Annie Lennox's Medusa (1998)? Medusa was, in Greek mythology, one of the three Gorgon sisters.  A terrifying, winged creature with live poisonous snakes for hair, it was said that she turned anyone who looked upon her to stone.  Unlike her two sisters, Stheno and Euryale, Medusa…