NME Top Singles of 1990

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1. Deee-Lite - Groove is in the Heart
19
27%
2. Happy Mondays - Step On
9
13%
3. Sinead O' Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
10
14%
4. Betty Boo - Where Are You Baby
2
3%
5. Primal Scream - Loaded
7
10%
6. Pet Shop Boys - Being Boring
7
10%
7. Dream Warriors - My Definition Of a Boombastic Jazz Style
4
6%
8. James - Come Home
5
7%
9. England/New Order - World In Motion
5
7%
10. The Lem]onheads - Different Drum
3
4%
 
Total votes: 71

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1990

Postby The Modernist » 29 Jul 2018, 19:24

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The Modernist wrote:Dee-lite, PSB and Loaded for me.
Weren't James terrible?


I was never a fan, but I wouldn't go that far.

What makes them 'terrible' rather than just 'average', G?


It's just got that horrible MTV polished rock 'dance' sound -and the singer always came across like some earnest, over eager drama teacher.

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1990

Postby Pansy Puff » 29 Jul 2018, 19:25

Goat Boy wrote:
Pansy Puff wrote:Dee-Lite, obviously. Betty and Primal Scream.

O'Connor screws up that song royally.


Really?

I think it's pretty definitive.

I don't like her voice. I don't like how she jumps to the high note No-THING compares....

She makes the song uncool.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1990

Postby Goat Boy » 29 Jul 2018, 19:28

I voted for the first three. I was still listening mostly to Queen at this point but the likes of Step On and Groove have an undeniable nostalgic pull as I was becoming more aware of pop music at the same time. Memories of listening to the radio 1 top 40 and taping songs, that sorta thing.

Deee-lite is one of those eternal floorfillers. It always works you know. Step On is lot of fun too and I think Nothing Compares 2 U is maybe a masterpiece. Great record.

Even the Primal Scream one is good (no thanks to them of course) but I prefer Come Together.
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Goat Boy wrote:I think Nothing Compares 2 U is maybe a masterpiece. Great record.


Yes, it is.

Remember everyone talking about her crying in the video? Christ, she was beautiful at one time. Bob Mortimer gave her a special mention in that fishing bollocks that's just finished.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1990

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 29 Jul 2018, 19:38

1990, the year the NME went fully student disco.

Kinky Afro beats Step On obvs. I liked Mandinka because ol’ fatty Pirroni was on it but Nothing Compares... is AOR bilge, most of the list is squarely unproblematic, nothing to get a generation gap going.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1990

Postby Goat Boy » 29 Jul 2018, 19:42

The Modernist wrote:
Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band wrote:
The Modernist wrote:Dee-lite, PSB and Loaded for me.
Weren't James terrible?


I was never a fan, but I wouldn't go that far.

What makes them 'terrible' rather than just 'average', G?


It's just got that horrible MTV polished rock 'dance' sound -and the singer always came across like some earnest, over eager drama teacher.


The kind of cunt you'd hide in the toilet from at a party.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1990

Postby Goat Boy » 29 Jul 2018, 19:44

Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:I think Nothing Compares 2 U is maybe a masterpiece. Great record.


Yes, it is.

Remember everyone talking about her crying in the video? Christ, she was beautiful at one time. Bob Mortimer gave her a special mention in that fishing bollocks that's just finished.


I remember my Mum commenting on how beautiful she was and I was like, "Mum, but she's got a skinhead!".

But, aye. And it's one of those things where her beauty undeniably added something to That video.

Didn't she try and come on to you once? Was she shitfaced?
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Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 29 Jul 2018, 19:50

:lol:

I don't think so, she looked kind of nervous. Pub in Dublin in 1993, she was 10 feet away from me, four or five people with her. Tugging at her hair and staring at me like I'd never been stared at before.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1990

Postby Goat Boy » 29 Jul 2018, 19:52

I always knew she was a wrong 'un
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Postby Pansy Puff » 29 Jul 2018, 19:59

She probably wanted to see your parp.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1990

Postby joels344 » 30 Jul 2018, 13:41

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1990

Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 30 Jul 2018, 15:49

Well why would you?
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1990

Postby pcqgod » 30 Jul 2018, 17:42

Deee-Lite and the Lemonheads are the only ones on the short list I ever listened to.
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Postby Michaelger » 31 Jul 2018, 01:24

first of all... FUCK Turn On The Bright Lights

very Brit-centric, but you cant really fault the NME
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 31 Jul 2018, 09:26

Michaelger wrote:first of all... FUCK Turn On The Bright Lights

Huh?
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