Friday, 16 April 2010
Linda Sunblad - Perfect Nobody
As reported on countless other second-rate blogs such as this one, Linda Sundblad's next Manifest single is the non-shabby ballad Perfect Nobody. It's not as quirky as the piano-trodding Serotonin, as lyrically fused as Making Out, as gutsy as Pick Up The Peices, or as - you get the fucking picture - Cherish-era Madonna as It's Alright, but it's seductive pathos is totally bewitching and props Sundblad up as being just as artistically vital as the aforementioned Madonna during her Like A Prayer era. Exaggeration, much? Not quite - just imagine all these cuts being showcased with $1,000,000 videos and a world tour as epic as Blond Ambition. Madonna is the Queen of Pop, it cannot and will not be challenged no matter how many mobile phones and burger sponsers Lady Gaga's undigested-influences pop whores itself out to. Instead she birthed the Pop Princess - the female pop star capable of emotionally captivating music but without the same budget and life-threatening desire to 'rule the world'. That is the way I see Sundblad - the album is bombing in Sweden, but here in the UK I genuinely believe there is a gap for music this fleshed out and ferocious as 2 All My Girls and the even more superior Let's Dance.