Pick of the Year: 2001

2001

Dad’s ‘Pick of the Year’ tapes were always a firm family favourite where he would make a compilation cassette of his favourite songs form that year. He stopped in 1992 however, when music got a bit too modern for him. It’s something over the years I’ve tried to carry on, and did for a while but, no one listens to CDs anymore and they don’t have the same impact as mp3 playlists. I’ve often thought about restarting it all from 1982 on my blog though just so I have somewhere to put them all for prosperity sake.

The first rule of POTY is DON’T TALK ABOUT PICK OF THE YEAR, sorry, that’s the illegal underground fight club i’m part of.

The first rule of POTY is that you can only pick songs that charted in the top 75 in the UK. The second rule of POTY is that you can only pick enough songs that would fit onto an old C120 cassette (between 30-40 tracks). The final rule, one which I’ve imposed myself, is that you must include that year’s Christmas number 1 (highlighted in green)

  1. Papa Roach – Last Resort
  2. Dr Dre – The Next Episode
  3. Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & Pink – Lady Marmalade
  4. City High – What Would You Do
  5. Faithless – We Come 1
  6. Blue – All Rise
  7. Wyclef Jean – Perfect Gentleman
  8. Outkast – Ms Jackson
  9. Dream – He Loves U Not
  10. Texas – Inner Smile
  11. Crazy Town – Butterfly
  12. Janet Jackson – All For You
  13. Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out of My Head
  14. Mary J Blige – Family Affair
  15. O-Town – Liquid Dreams
  16. Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Your Mind
  17. Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood
  18. Joe – Stutter
  19. Britney Spears – I’m a Slave 4 U
  20. Blue – Too Close
  21. Uncle Kracker – Follow Me
  22. Louise – Stuck In The Middle
  23. Jennifer Lopez – Play
  24. Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
  25. Matchbox 20 – Mad Season
  26. Faith Hill – There You’ll Be
  27. Alicia Keys – Fallin
  28. Backstreet Boys – The Call
  29. S Club 7 – Don’t Stop Movin
  30. Mis-Teeq – One Night Stand
  31. Usher – U Remind Me
  32. Dido – Here With Me
  33. Travis – Sing
  34. Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me
  35. Destiny’s Child – Survivor
  36. Missy Elliott – Get UR Freak On
  37. MOP – Cold As Ice
  38. Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman – Something Stupid

Pick of the Year: 2000

‘Let’s all meet up in the year 2000 won’t it be strange when we’re all fully grown’ – Pulp

2000

Dad’s ‘Pick of the Year’ tapes were always a firm family favourite where he would make a compilation cassette of his favourite songs form that year. He stopped in 1992 however, when music got a bit too modern for him. It’s something over the years I’ve tried to carry on, and did for a while but, no one listens to CDs anymore and they don’t have the same impact as mp3 playlists. I’ve often thought about restarting it all from 1982 on my blog though just so I have somewhere to put them all for prosperity sake.

The first rule of POTY is DON’T TALK ABOUT PICK OF THE YEAR, sorry, that’s the illegal underground fight club I’m part of.

The first rule of POTY is that you can only pick songs that charted in the top 75 in the UK. The second rule of POTY is that you can only pick enough songs that would fit onto an old C120 cassette (between 30-40 tracks). The final rule, one which I’ve imposed myself, is that you must include that year’s Christmas number 1 (highlighted in green)

  1. Robbie Williams – Rock DJ
  2. Gabrielle – Rise
  3. Sisqo – The Thong Song
  4. Damage – Ghetto Romance
  5. Ronan Keating – Life is a Rollercoaster
  6. Donnell Jones – You Know What’s Up
  7. Kelis – Caught Out There
  8. Billie Piper – Day & Night
  9. N Sync – Bye Bye Bye
  10. Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue – Kids
  11. Bon Jovi – It’s My Life
  12. Coldplay – Trouble
  13. Eminem – The Real Slim Shady
  14. Kylie Minogue – Spinning Around
  15. Jamelia – Money
  16. Aaliyah – Try Again
  17. Moby – Porcelain
  18. Madonna – Music
  19. Madasun – Don’t You Worry
  20. Spiller – Groovejet
  21. Santana feat. Rob Thomas – Smooth
  22. All Saints – Pure Shores
  23. Matchbox 20 – If You’re Gone
  24. Sonique – Feels So Good
  25. Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight
  26. Madison Avenue – Don’t Call Me Baby
  27. David Gray – Babylon
  28. Destiny’s Child – Jumpin, Jumpin
  29. Gabrielle – Should I Stay
  30. Matchbox 20 – Bent
  31. Anastacia – I’m Outta Love
  32. Eminem – Stan
  33. Britney Spears – Oops I Did it Again
  34. Leann Rimes – Can’t Fight The Moonlight
  35. Melanie C – Never Be The Same Again
  36. A1 – Same Old Brand New You
  37. Mary Mary – Shackles
  38. Fragma – Toca’s Miracle
  39. 5ive – We Will Rock You
  40. Bob the Builder – Can We Fix It

Pick of the Year: 1999

‘They say two thousand zero zero party over, Oops out of time, So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999’ – Prince

1999

Dad’s ‘Pick of the Year’ tapes were always a firm family favourite where he would make a compilation cassette of his favourite songs form that year. He stopped in 1992 however, when music got a bit too modern for him. It’s something over the years I’ve tried to carry on, and did for a while but, no one listens to CDs anymore and they don’t have the same impact as mp3 playlists. I’ve often thought about restarting it all from 1982 on my blog though just so I have somewhere to put them all for prosperity sake.

The first rule of POTY is DON’T TALK ABOUT PICK OF THE YEAR, sorry, that’s the illegal underground fight club i’m part of.

The first rule of POTY is that you can only pick songs that charted in the top 75 in the UK. The second rule of POTY is that you can only pick enough songs that would fit onto an old C120 cassette (between 30-40 tracks). The final rule, one which I’ve imposed myself, is that you must include that year’s Christmas number 1 (highlighted in green)

  1. Fatboy Slim – Right Here Right Now
  2. Jordan Knight – Give it to You
  3. TLC – No Scrubs
  4. Vengaboys – We Like to Party
  5. Ricky Martin – Livin La Vida Loca
  6. Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5
  7. Enrique Eglesias – Bailamos
  8. Backstreet Boys – Larger than Life
  9. S Club 7 – S Club Party
  10. Will Smith – Wild, Wild, West
  11. Terrorvision – Tequila
  12. Madonna – Beautiful Stranger
  13. B*Witched – Blame it on the Weatherman
  14. Wandue Project – King of My Castle
  15. Robbie Williams – Strong
  16. Baz Luhrman – Everybody’s Free (to wear sunscreen)
  17. 5ive – Keep on Movin
  18. Geri Halliwell – Mi Chico Latino
  19. Cardigans – Erase/Rewind
  20. Moloko – Sing it Back
  21. ATB – 9pm (til i come)
  22. Eiffel 65 – Blue
  23. Bran Van 3000 – Drinking in LA
  24. Ann Lee – 2 Times
  25. Will Smith – Will2K
  26. Jennifer Lopez – If You Had My Love
  27. Eminem – My Name Is
  28. Semisonic – Secret Smile
  29. A+ – Enjoy Yourself
  30. Fierce – Dayz Like That
  31. Britney Spears – Baby One More Time
  32. Christina Aguilera – Genie in a Bottle
  33. Shaft – Mucho Mambo
  34. Beverley Knight – Greatest Day
  35. 5ive – If Ya Gettin Down
  36. Britney Spears – (You Drive Me) Crazy
  37. Sixpence None the Richer – Kiss Me
  38. New Radicals – You Get What You Give
  39. Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
  40. Westlife – I Have a Dream/Seasons in the Sun
  41. Bloodhound Gang – The Bad Touch
  42. Len – Steal My Sunshine
  43. Dr Dre – Still DRE
  44. REM – The Great Beyond

Pick of the Year: 1998

‘From 1942 to 1998 I threw a rock ‘n’ roll party on my last birthday’ – Johnny Cash

1998

Dad’s ‘Pick of the Year’ tapes were always a firm family favourite where he would make a compilation cassette of his favourite songs form that year. He stopped in 1992 however, when music got a bit too modern for him. It’s something over the years I’ve tried to carry on, and did for a while but, no one listens to CDs anymore and they don’t have the same impact as mp3 playlists. I’ve often thought about restarting it all from 1982 on my blog though just so I have somewhere to put them all for prosperity sake.

The first rule of POTY is DON’T TALK ABOUT PICK OF THE YEAR, sorry, that’s the illegal underground fight club i’m part of.

The first rule of POTY is that you can only pick songs that charted in the top 75 in the UK. The second rule of POTY is that you can only pick enough songs that would fit onto an old C120 cassette (between 30-40 tracks). The final rule, one which I’ve imposed myself, is that you must include that year’s Christmas number 1 (highlighted in green)

  1. The Mavericks – Dance The Night Away
  2. All Saints – Bootie Call
  3. 5ive – Everybody Get Up
  4. Tin Tin Out – Here’s Where The Story Ends
  5. Jennifer Paige – Crush
  6. Usher – You Make Me Wanna
  7. Kci & JoJo – All My Life
  8. Billie – Because We Want To
  9. Spice Girls – Viva Forever
  10. Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing)
  11. Sheryl Crow – My Favourite Mistake
  12. Pras Michel – Ghetto Superstar
  13. Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine
  14. Run DMC vs Jason Nevins – It’s Like That
  15. Madonna – Ray of Light
  16. Billie Myers – Kiss The Rain
  17. Puff Daddy – Come With Me
  18. Cornershop – Brimful of Asha
  19. B*Witched – C’est La Vie
  20. Melanie B – I Want You Back
  21. R Kelly – Home Alone
  22. Natalie Imbruglia – Big Mistake
  23. All Saints – Lady Marmalade
  24. Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
  25. Spice Girls – Goodbye
  26. Verve – Sonnet
  27. Will Smith – Gettin Jiggy Wit It
  28. Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply
  29. Hanson – Weird
  30. 5ive – Got the Feelin
  31. Wyclef Jean – Gone til November
  32. Bamboo – Bamboogie
  33. Busta Rhymes – Turn it Up
  34. Stardust – Music Sounds Better
  35. Robbie Williams – No Regrets
  36. Fatboy Slim – The Rockafeller Skank
  37. Fastball – The Way
  38. Backstreet Boys – All I Have to Give
  39. Air – Sexy Boy
  40. Imani Coppola – Legend of a Cowgirl
  41. N-Tyce – Telefunkin
  42. Matchbox 20 – Push
  43. Garbage – Push It
  44. Hinda Hicks – You Think You Own Me
  45. Next – Too Close
  46. Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
  47. TQ – Westside

 

Pick of the Year: 1997

‘1997, Heaven only knows where this thing is gonna go’ – Kool and the Gang

1997

Dad’s ‘Pick of the Year’ tapes were always a firm family favourite where he would make a compilation cassette of his favourite songs form that year. He stopped in 1992 however, when music got a bit too modern for him. It’s something over the years I’ve tried to carry on, and did for a while but, no one listens to CDs anymore and they don’t have the same impact as mp3 playlists. I’ve often thought about restarting it all from 1982 on my blog though just so I have somewhere to put them all for prosperity sake.

The first rule of POTY is DON’T TALK ABOUT PICK OF THE YEAR, sorry, that’s the illegal underground fight club i’m part of.

The first rule of POTY is that you can only pick songs that charted in the top 75 in the UK. The second rule of POTY is that you can only pick enough songs that would fit onto an old C120 cassette (between 30-40 tracks). The final rule, one which I’ve imposed myself, is that you must include that year’s Christmas number 1 (highlighted in green)

  1. DJ Quicksilver – Bellisima
  2. Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
  3. Elton John – Something About The Way You Look Tonight
  4. Will Smith – Men in Black
  5. Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life
  6. Hanson – Mmmbop
  7. LL Cool J – Phemonenon
  8. Gala – Freed From Desire
  9. Boyz II Men – 4 Seasons of Lonliness
  10. Spice Girls – Who Do You Think You Are
  11. En Vogue – Don’t Let Go (Love)
  12. No Doubt – Don’t Speak
  13. Oasis – D’You Know What I Mean
  14. Various – Perfect Day
  15. Todd Terry – Something Goin’ On
  16. Janet Jackson – Got Til It’s Gone
  17. Fun Lovin Criminals – Scooby Snacks
  18. Chumbawamba – Tubthumping
  19. Hanson – Where’s the Love
  20. R Kelly – I Believe I Can Fly
  21. Blur – On Your Own
  22. Robbie Williams – Angels
  23. Ulra Nate – Free
  24. Blackstreet – Don’t Leave Me
  25. Meredith Brooks – Bitch
  26. All Saints – I Know Where It’s At
  27. Peter Andre – All About Us
  28. Janet Jackson – Together Again
  29. All Saints – Never Ever
  30. Kula Shaker – Hush
  31. Michael Jackson – Blood on the Dance Floor
  32. Dario G – Sunchyme
  33. Puff Daddy – I’ll Be Missing You
  34. Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
  35. Texas – Black Eyed Boy
  36. PF Project – Choose Life
  37. Verve – The Drugs Don’t Work
  38. Notorious BIG – Mo Money Mo Problems
  39. Rosie Gaines – Closer than Close
  40. Texas – Say What You Want
  41. Pacebo – Nancy Boy
  42. Sash – Encore Une Fois
  43. Spice Girls – Too Much
  44. Blue Boy – Remember Me
  45. White Town – Your Woman
  46. Do Doubt – Just A Girl
  47. Verve – Lucjy Man

Pick of the Year: 1996

‘I had no cares in the 1990s, I knew of no downfalls, though war was breaking out all around me, my concerns were with prank calls’ – The Wombats

1996

Dad’s ‘Pick of the Year’ tapes were always a firm family favourite where he would make a compilation cassette of his favourite songs form that year. He stopped in 1992 however, when music got a bit too modern for him. It’s something over the years I’ve tried to carry on, and did for a while but, no one listens to CDs anymore and they don’t have the same impact as mp3 playlists. I’ve often thought about restarting it all from 1982 on my blog though just so I have somewhere to put them all for prosperity sake.

The first rule of POTY is DON’T TALK ABOUT PICK OF THE YEAR, sorry, that’s the illegal underground fight club i’m part of.

The first rule of POTY is that you can only pick songs that charted in the top 75 in the UK. The second rule of POTY is that you can only pick enough songs that would fit onto an old C120 cassette (between 30-40 tracks). The final rule, one which I’ve imposed myself, is that you must include that year’s Christmas number 1 (highlighted in green)

  1. Bluetones – Slight Return
  2. Oasis – Don’t Look Back in Anger
  3. Mark Morrison – Return of the Mack
  4. Bone Thugs N Harmony – The Crossroads
  5. OMC – How Bizarre
  6. Warren G (feat Adina Howard) – What’s Love Got to do With It
  7. The Fugees – Killing Me Softly
  8. Cher – One By One
  9. Suede – Beautiful Ones
  10. Terrorvision – Perseverance
  11. Toni Braxton – Un-break My Heart
  12. George Michael – Spinning The Wheel
  13. The Fugees – Ready or Not
  14. Saint Etienne – He’s On The Phone
  15. Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught The Train
  16. Bon Jovi – Hey God
  17. Sheryl Crow – If It Makes You Happy
  18. Spice Girls – Wannabe
  19. Kula Shaker – Hey Dude
  20. Bryan Adams – The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me is You
  21. Alisha’a Attic – I Am, I Feel
  22. Gabrielle – Give Me A Little More Time
  23. Cast – Walkaway
  24. East 17 (feat. Gabrielle) – If You Ever
  25. The Prodigy – Breathe
  26. Gabrielle – Forget About the World
  27. Lighthouse Family – Ocean Drive
  28. Neneh Cherry – Woman
  29. Louise – Naked
  30. Alanis Morissette – Ironic
  31. George Michael – Fastlove
  32. Dodgy – Good Enough
  33. Faithless – Insomnia
  34. Manic Street Preachers – A Design for Life
  35. 2 Pac – California Love
  36. Prodigy – Firestarter
  37. Robbie Williams – Freedom
  38. Lisa Moorish – Mr Friday Night
  39. Kula Shaker – Tattva
  40. Celine Dion – Because You Loved Me
  41. Joan Osborne – One of Us
  42. Space – Neighbourhood
  43. Spice Girls – 2 Become 1

10 of the Best: Modern Music Documentaries

‘I think documentaries are the greatest way to educate and entire generation that doesn’t often look back to learn anything about the history that provided a safe haven for so many of us today’ – Steven Spielberg

Some Kind of Monster (2004)

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Metallica seem to go into a tailspin after bassist Jason Newstead quits so they decide to go into group therapy to try and work through their problems. It’s clear from the beginning they have some serious issues. lead singer James Hetfield is an utter control freak, insisting that nothing is recorded or even discussed without him being present. This clearly winds up the rest of the band, particularly drummer Lars Ulrich and they clash frequently. Things become even more tense when Hetfield enters rehab for alcoholism and the bands future is put on hold for an uncertain amount of time. The fact they got Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) in to be interviewed and having him bitterly insist that he’s not at all bitter is entertaining and highlights the dysfunction from really early on. An absolute classic music rock doc that has since become the benchmark for all films of this type.

I’m Going To Tell You A Secret (2005)

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Lady M has done quite a few tour docs over the years and Truth or Dare and The behind the scenes footage from the Sticky & Sweet Tour DVD are also worth a watch. For some reason though this one is my favourite. Filmed by acclaimed video director Jonas Åkerlund and follows the entire Re-Invention tour from dancer audition through to the final show. There’s no doubt at all that Madonna runs the entire show, what she says goes no matter how playful and flippant she tries to come across as however much I never want to be in the same room as her there is something that makes her absolutely fascinating. Seeing her with her hen husband (Guy Richie) and kids (Lola and Rocco) is sweet and certainly seems to have been genine affection between the couple at time, which I guess makes it even more interesting. I saw her live in 2012 on the MDNA tour which was spectacular so seeing how such a large scale production comes together is a must for any pop music fan.

Shut Up and Sing (2006)

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Following the the aftermath of Natalie Maines’ now infamous comment that she was ashamed that George Bush was from Texas this follows that immediate fallout, the firestorm of hostility from country radio and the quite frankly disturbing comments from fans who claimed Maines should be muredered for her comments. The film follows the bands reaction to the backlash, how they are treated at subsequent tour dates in the Bible Belt States (people holding up banners saying ‘I, only here because I couldn’t get a refund’ and how they stand by each other through all the abuse they all get while they go on to record their next album and prepare to tour again. Some of the comments made by local news anchors at the time are shocking ‘they deserve to be smacked around’ said one but its inspiring how they refuse to apologise for expressing an opinion and how the majority of their fans do actually stand by them in the end.

Michael Jackson – This Is It (2009)

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I was destined never to see this man perform. Having been a lifelong MJ fan Janine and I snapped up tickets to see him the third week of performances in London. Then he cancelled the 1st week, so our week became the second week. Then he died. I’m SO pleased this film was released because I think it shut up all the critics for a while. Before he died there were rumours of ill health, which obviously his imminent death proved semi true, but looking at the footage, to me he looked fit and healthy and in great shape. What makes me so sad watching this film is seeing how brilliant the show would have been had they gone ahead. It shows, that personal life aside, what a true performer he was and how much creative input he had. He knows his songs inside out and knows how his fans want to see them performed. Let’s me honest, people either love him or hate him so this is very much a film for the fans. It’s such a great shame I will now never get to see him perform but at least with this film I can pretend for an hour or so!

Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful (2009)

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Shot to celebrate their 25 year anniversary and filmed in the run up to staging a free concert in Central Park in New York this is an interesting look into one of the worlds biggest rock bands. You don’t need to be a fan to stay interested; in fact if you’re not a fan Jon Bon Jovi’s maddening arrogance and pure douchebaggery will entertain you. For me it’s infuriating and quotes like ‘I’m the CEO of Bon Jovi inc’ and ‘I’ll be damned if I let the drummers wife tell me when I go on tour’ had me wanting to throw my laptop out the window. However the interviews with the other members are insightful, funny, articulate and touching. They make more than make up for Jon by coming across as genuine down to earth guys with genuine affection for each other. It’s also all shot in black and white so it’s all arty and classy and that.

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)

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Follows the classic documentary format and proving that to move forward sometimes you have to go back. This film follows ATCQ from their formation in high school to their disbanding in 2008 and then just keeps going. All members are present and correct to give their side of the story and a plethora of classic hip hop artists wade in on one of the most iconic rap groups of my generation including The Beastie Boys, De La Soul. Pharrell Williams to name but a few. A Tribe Called Quest have always been one of favourite 90s groups and their debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm would be very close if not in my top ten albums of all time. The film does an excellent job chronicling their career, their penchant for creating ‘party records with a conscience’ but also the fractions within the group, particularly the clash of egos between Phife Dawg and Q-Tip. I guarantee watching this will make you nostalgic for a hip hop life pre-Kanye.

 Katy Perry – Part of Me (2012)

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I’ve never let it be a secret that I’m much more Team Katy than I am Team Taylor; there’s just something infinitely more likable than that blonde skinny drink of water. Whereas this essentially is a tour documentary movie (big woop) and it does start off that way, lots of glitzy high energy polished concert footage and screaming tweenagers. However it also does delve a little bit deeper as the film progresses and captures on camera the breakdown of Katy’s marriage to Russell Brand, which, I’ll be honest, is pretty heart breaking. How she manages to put a smile on her face and perform the night she gets ‘the text’ when he files for divorce I’ll never know. Of course many cynics will arguing that the emphasis put on her marriage to Brand was a away of selling the movie to gossip hungry celebophiles like myself, and that my be true, doesn’t make it any less interesting though!

Amy (2015)

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It’s really easy it sit and say that Amy Winehouses’ story is tragic and heartbreaking and sad while it is all of those things, what struck me mst about this documentary is that no one stood up and said ‘you know what, I could have helped her and I didn’t’. Everyone seems to blame someone else and that’s what I find saddest of all about the whole thing.  She was clearly extremely gifted from a young age and seeing archive footage of a young Amy singing with her friends is really interesting. It’s also a refreshing reminder that if you have genuine, bonafide talent, then that will always win out over a super polished, washboard abbed pop startlet. Amy always was a reluctant pop star, all she ever wanted was to sing jazz and as the story unfolds it becomes less and less a tale about a fallen idol and more and more an anti drug movie. Anyone who thinks popstars glamourise drug use should watch this film, ain’t nothing glamorous about it.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

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Lots of documentaries about fallen stars seemed to come out in 2015. This is the first documentary that the Cobain family have played any part in and the fact that Kurt’s mom and ex band mate Krist Novoselic are featured heavily throughout the film is testament to that. It doesn’t dig too deeply by way of explaining Kurt’s descent into drug use other than his parents split up when he was younger. As the film progresses though, Kurt meets Courtney and their drug use gets worse, some of the home footage of their life is truly shocking. Stories like these always fascinate me, bands seem to work so hard writing music performing in shitty bars just trying to make it, then when they do they not happy and just piss it all away on drugs and alcohol. Some of the poetry and raw demos that provide the films soundtrack gets quite shouty and annoying after a while but this is a must see for anyone who likes their rock stars damaged. They don’t get much more damaged than Kurt.

Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of (2015)

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I couldn’t have a music documentary list without including y favourite boys! This was filmed over a 2 year period from recording their In a World Like This album to the subsequent world tour to support it and all the drama in between. Having said that it’s more about reminiscing that it is a tour documentary and while it’s really interesting to hear them talk about all the legal troubles they’ve had, and how they coped being in a boyband when they really wanted to be rock stars, I can’t help but feel it’s nothing real hardcore fans didn’t already know. It would have been nice to hear more about AJ and Nicks drug and alcohol problems for example however it is a very interesting inside into the corrupt world of the 90s pop world and you learn how to say ‘will you give me a blowjob’ thanks to Kevin so, you know, it’s pretty educational!