Because there was nothing else on the box this evening I just had the Sunday repeat of “Top of the Pops” on and it seemed like it was stuck in some kind of late 70’s/early 80’s time frame.
In the top ten there are two early punk sounding songs, including the no.1 from Artic Monkeys which sounds very like early The Clash. Add to this a song from Goldfrapp with analogue synths in the same vein as early 80’s electro-pop, such as Depeche Mode (who are also back, apparently) and the Sugar Babes sounding more and more like a group from the Kim Wilde school and I think you get the picture.
Oh, and another surprise… McFly can actually play their instruments… and sing.. live. OK, their songs aren’t much cop (though far better than many at the moment and far better than Robbie Williams’ curent song writer), but hey, when they grow up they may even fix this. 🙂