February 17, 2006

One Kiss Can Lead To Another

I wish I could write when I'm listening to music, but for some reason I can't. So I'm suffering from music withdrawal right now.

When I can steal some time, I've been listening to a box set called One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found, a wonderful collection. Richard Williams, one of my favorite rock critics, wrote a wonderful review of the set for The Guardian about the set, and I think he nails one of the great appeals of girl group music: the utter lack of irony.

If you're not familiar with the classic girl groups (and the solo artists with a similar style), this might not be the set for you. But if your a fan of the Chiffons, the Shirelles, and the Shangri-Las, and are looking for different artists or lesser-known gems by the biggies, this is the set for you.