Stegzy's Music Project

A commentary on Stegzy's album collection

Corinne Bailey Rae – Corinne Bailey Rae [#310]

Corinne Bailey Rae

Coffee table music from the noughties.

There came a point in history where people started buying stuff purely on the recommendation of journalists. This was the reverse of what had gone before, journalists recommended stuff that people had already bought.

So what would happen is some journo would go to their mates house for dinner or something. Their mate would play some music as background ambience, the journo would have a spaz about the music and write, usually for the Guardian, about how fab the music is and how a home is empty, meaningless and lower class without it.

That, in my opinion, is the only reason Corinne Bailey Rae’s Corinne Bailey Rae became popular. Of course, realisation probably hit most other people once they got through the one hit Put Your Records On. 

It is, of course, only in my music collection because it was “donated” by gay Jamie and, in turn, I am now donating it to the bin.

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Call Off the Search – Katie Melua (#237)

220px-Katie_Melua_-_Call_Off_the_SearchCall Off the Search – Katie Melua

Thing is, I remember when Katie was flavour of the month. Her song was everywhere. So was her face. These days, despite six studio albums, it seems like you hardly hear a peep about her.  Better not call off that search, she may have gone missing. Or perhaps someone saw sense and put her to good use as drainage for their patio.

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Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club (#231)

Buena Vista Social ClubBuena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club

This is one of those albums that everyone seems to have.

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