Monday, 1 January 2007

Mystic Vic predicts... - 1st January,,4-2006600584,00.html

New Year, new Photoshop job. At least this time Vicky has managed to discover that Siobhan Donaghy had a previous solo album, unlike last time.

"You may not know the name MARK RONSON but I bet you’ve heard his work. The producer earned praise for his work on LILY ALLEN and AMY WINEHOUSE’s albums and has also worked with MADONNA and ROBBIE WILLIAMS."

Three out of four isn't bad - but he's never worked with Madonna. (Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I can't see anything...)

The rest of the recommendations stretch the use of "mystic" to breaking point. Far from being freshly discovered talent, these are all acts tipped for the top by a multitude of other sources already, and most have already released material. NME on The Enemy - "The band we have been waiting for since Oasis went to seed." Music Week recommended The Hoosiers as one of their top ten tips for 2007 the other week. The Klaxons, CSS, The Horrors - all tipped for the top last year by the press. All of them have released material already, all of it has done nothing chart-wise. The CSS album has been out since last July, and is due for re-release in March.

And let's not forget that this time last year, amongst the usual predictions of people with existing track records, Vicky was telling us that Paris Hilton would be experiencing Britney Spears levels of success in the charts, and that we'd get new albums from Radiohead and Kylie...

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