Scott, To Be Certain


Monday, May 21, 2007

Behind Her Gothic Eyes

There's a lot to be said about Little Miss Independent, Kelly Clarkson.

The third Olsen twin

1. She is the best ever Idol from any country, and has the 5th best Idol performance ever to her name.

2. She released the very best song of 2004, causing a string of copycat tripe.

3. She looks a million bucks on a waterslide.

4. Her song "Go", used to market Ford cars in the US, was, although a minor gem and the second-best song of 2006, apparently not good enough to warrant inclusion on her third album. Which must mean one hell of an array of tracks for "My December", right? Right?

5. No. "Never Again", her new single, is the kind of indulgent, laboured musical excrement that successful artists insist on churning out once they erroneously earn the right to "creative control". Alanis must be quaking in her boots.

So that's the end of the love affair, yes?

NO. Witness:

6. In one fell swoop Kelly re-ignites interest in her musical output by releasing the most sublime cover photography in years. This is "Behind These Hazel Eyes" x 1000, and appears to have been filmed on the Buffy set circa Season 3, which makes it even grander.

Release a decent 2nd single and all will be forgiven.


  • At 7:46 AM, May 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I quite like 'Never Again' ... however those waterslide pics are gold ... were they take in 1995 - love the swimsuit!

  • At 6:50 PM, May 22, 2007, Blogger Kamikaze Camel said…

    "Never Again" is kind of dull, isn't it?

  • At 7:49 PM, May 22, 2007, Blogger Scott said…

    Absolutely. "I hope when you're in bed with her you think of me" is a bit lame and derivative, when the lyrical benchmark is surely "Every time I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it".

  • At 3:54 PM, May 29, 2007, Anonymous Idol Geek said…

    Check this out:

    Oh Paula!

  • At 1:58 PM, June 04, 2007, Anonymous FranklinBluth said…

    she's back...

    care to trot on down to the northcote social club to catch her live?

  • At 12:52 PM, June 16, 2007, Blogger Adem IAR said…

    Well the 2nd single is pretty boring, and the new album is shit. Le sigh.

  • At 5:23 PM, June 16, 2007, Anonymous balki said…

    hy scott, my god the negative press at the mo re my december is scary, I just listened to snippits on a legal download store, and it's great...
    also, this article is interesting:
    especially the photo, I think she's finally ok with the fact she wants to look like nicola from girls aloud!

  • At 6:11 PM, June 16, 2007, Blogger Scott said…

    Actually, I think "One Minute" is excellent. So I'm still clinging to a thread of hope.


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