Saturday, May 27, 2006

INDIE-POP WILL SAVE US ALL

It would seem churlish to complain about a high-profile music TV show launch in these dark, dark days, and so we're pleased to hear that Channel 4 is going to launch an indie chart show, and giving a slot just after the Big Brother eviction programmes on Friday nights.

But we're just a little confused:

An insider said: “Top Of The Pops has been churning out its tired format for years but we will showcase the indie bands that dominate the charts.”

This is this week's Top Ten:

1 GNARLS BARKLEY, CRAZY
2 INFERNAL, FROM PARIS TO BERLIN
3 LL COOL J FT JENNIFER LOPEZ, CONTROL MYSELF
4 CHRISTINA MILIAN/YOUNG JEEZY, SAY I
5 BEATFREAKZ, SOMEBODY'S WATCHING ME
6 BUSTA RHYMES, TOUCH IT
7 RIHANNA, SOS
8 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, DANI CALIFORNIA
9 SUNBLOCK FT ROBIN BECK, FIRST TIME
10 SHAYNE WARD, NO PROMISES

Now... if that's a chart dominated by indie bands, I really must insist on seeing flyers from Shayne Ward's gig at the Roadmenders, and I'd love to hear Young Jeezy's views on the great distro debate.

Furthermore, if indie bands were dominating the chart, wouldn't Top of the Pops also be dominated by indie bands, rendering the alternative slightly redundant?


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