Posts Tagged ‘Linda Bengtzing’

Charley says VIDEO! Brandi Russell – Broken Doll

March 30, 2010

Brandi Russell shot to fame two years ago when she won a place in RED! on the first Dutch season of ‘Popstars’. Over the weeks Brandi’s performances had made her the number one favourite to win, though in all honesty it was rather slim pickings anyway. RED! was never really given a proper chance and ultimately a combination of poor music choices and no promotion led to the disbanding of the group after only three singles.

However, Brandi is determined to make it and almost immediately after the split announced a solo career. With ‘Broken Doll‘ her first solo video has finally premiered. The video may not have a Lady Gaga budget and the crazy outfits may make Kim-Lian & Linda Bengtzing’s effort seem tame in comparison, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that ‘Broken Doll’ is a properly decent popsong that nicely fits into a previously unfilled niche in the Dutch pop market.

And finally, clearly, the best moment in the entire song is the bit where the beat comes back after the note Brandi holds from 2.43 to 2.47.

Charley says LIST! Now That’s What I Call 2009!

February 22, 2010

A couple of months ago I compiled my very first end of year list ever. What I did was take my 50 most played songs that were released in 2009, pick out my favourites and rearrange them for the perfect flow. I tried to not go for the usual suspects, so that I’d end up with a list that’s very… me.

You may have seen this list before, but I thought it would make for a perfect first post that indicates what you can expect here in the future.


YouTube Playlist and an overview of all the songs after the jump!