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This is a great summer album from the Now series.
It features fantastic summer songs from the likes of Darude, York, Spiller and Alice Deejay. These are the best dance songs on the album, in my opinion anyway. They're songs that make you wanna get up and get your groove on. The dance songs are a nice added touch to the album and they're all different in terms of sound.
The most popular "pop" songs on the album are Oops I Did It Again, Reach, Gotta Tell You and Bye Bye Bye. Although the album mainly focuses on pop there are different styles of pop music on here. For example, there's ballads, upbeat songs and slow tempo songs. The best ballads on the album are Porcelain by Moby and Yellow by Coldplay. The album was released back in the early 2000s but it still sounds fresh. Most of the songs are pretty memorable. There was a few that I wasn't familiar with at first but there's not really any bad tracks on here. It's one of the best Now albums in terms of diversity and variety. I enjoy listening to it. It cheers me up as the songs are pretty much all "feel good" tunes, apart from the odd couple of depressing numbers!
A great Now album from back in the early 2000s :)
Now 46 is the second of three Now That's What I Call Music! releases in the first year of the millenium. There was a lot of good music that made it into the charts in this year, and this second encompasses three or four months in the spring and summer of 2000, and was released in July. I'm not a big fan of this release - I'm not a fan of quite a few of the tracks on the discs, but there is no accounting for personal taste in the Now CDs, and something I don't like may be someone else's favourite.
Now 46 follows the similar mold of other Now CDs, and has two discs, the first being slightly more commercially poppy, and the second featuring some of the dance tracks. Disc 1 (21 tracks) starts off brightly enough, with Britney's Oops I Did It Again and S Club 7's Reach starting us off in an upbeat form. Then comes a string of hits that hadn't really registered with me before, and I was no further impressed after listening to them again. Samantham Mumba, Mary Mary, and Louise Nurding's 2 Faced are among the disappointments. However, I am a fan of NSync's Bye Bye Bye, and the hit Yellow from Coldplay.
The second disc, which has 22 tracks on it, follows on it much the same vein, with some disappointing tracks from the off. I get the feeling that Now 46 was released when it was just for the sake of releasing one, and not because there was a wealth of hits waiting to be compiled. This second disc does have Groovejet's If This Aint Love and The Power of Love from Frankie Goes To Hollywood, but other than that there isn't really much on the disc that grabs my attention. Another disappointing disc.
Overall, I didn't really like this compilation. The first disc is better than the second, but even that isn't particularly impressive. But then, as I say, the Now CDs do take the successful hits and make a compilation of them, and try to cater to a wide range of tastes, and it is not always possible to please everyone. I guess this disc just wasn't one that catered for me! Now 46 is currently available from amazon.co.uk for £2.89, but it's not one that I would recommend.
Now 46 is the summer Now for the year 2000. I got it when it came out, and as usual, loved it for the first fortnight. Since then its probably one of the the least played Now’s in my collection, although lately I have began loving it again! Disc One started with a bang. Britney’s “Oops! I Did It Again”. Obviously, some people aren’t gonna like Britney. I like her singles, with the albums being fairly weak in my opinion. It is a great start to a Summer CD. S Club 7 are next with the annoying ‘Reach”. Its catchy but its embarrassing to put on if anyone in the house is home! Sonqiue’s #1 follows, then we get Mary Mary with “Shackles (Praise You)”. This is a good one, catchy r&b from two sisters. Samantha Mumba continues the r&b thing that has managed to come around, with her pop/r&b effort and rather good song “Gotta Tell You”. Gabrielle is next, then we get Kylie Minogue and her comeback #1, “Spinning Around”. In case you haven’t noticed – that’s the first seven songs all being female dominated in the vocals. Which is actually rather good, but for someone who likes a lot of variartion, it really isn’t. Luckily – I don’t care! The next 6 or so songs are good, not great, but good. Among these are Billie Piper, Tom Jones and Shania Twain. The highlights of this group has to be N Sync “Bye Bye Bye” – a great pop song, even though I don’t like them much, and the lovely Louise with her true to life tune “2 Faced”. The Disc ends kinda boring. Even Steps don’t perform with their ballad, which is rather dull. Disc Two once again falls into the bad category, but is better than the Now 45 Disc Two. Full of dance up until about track 17. The best ones in here is the excellent “Groovejet” by Spiller (f/Sophie Ellis Bextor) and “Will I Ever” from Alice Deejay. Darude’
;s “Sandstorm” isn’t bad either – but the rest is repetitive and boring. At the end of the disc we get our cheesy pop injection. “Uncle John From Jamaica” from the Vengaboys is up first. And its one of the best from this disc, so that’s saying something. FeM@il missed the top 40 so what on earth are they here for with their annoying, bad song. Scooch live up to their name of C-Grade Steps. Atomic Kitten aren’t bad with “I Want Your Love” – a happy, pop ditty. And Steps perform well on “Deeper Shade Of Blue” – a brilliant last song to the whole thing. Overall its not a bad album, but a lot of the songs are dull or repetitive. The major highlights are Britney, Samantha Mumba, Kylie, Louise, N Sync, Spiller, Alice Deejay and Steps. Dance fans would have Disc Two down as great, and Disc One as crap – so basically, look at the tracklist and see what you think.
Now 46, which at first I wasn't too sure about buying, turns out to be a fantastic compilation of great songs. With 43 top chart hits on two CD's, it really shows quality. On the first CD there are mainly pop songs. These include Britney Spears, S Club 7, Steps, Samantha Mumba etc. These songs are definitely for the popaholics of the music world. On the second CD there are mainly dance tunes, including DJ Luck & MC Neat, Spiller, and Alice Deejay, but there are also some pop songs in there aswell. These include Jamelia, Atomic Kitten and Steps. The album is usually priced around £11.99 - £14.99, depending on where you buy it, and I think that is great value. I really recommend this compilation album, because as you can see, there are some quality tracks on there. I suggest you go out and buy it. Recommended! Thanks very much for reading. Very appreciated. Nathan
The typical Now Thats What I Call Music would consist of a good CD one, and a rubbish CD two with possibly one or two tracks of interest. This one is an exception. With tracks for all types of listeners on this album you can put up with the tracks you don't like because there is twice as many that you do. From pop ( i.e. *NSync, Steps, Stephen Gately and the Backstreet Boys), to heavy dance and trance (Frankie Goes To Hollywood, York, Darude, Spiller and Alice Deejay), to R'n'B/Garage tunes by MJ Cole, DJ Luck and MC Neat, B15 Project, Tru Faith and Dub Conspiracy, Jamelia and Lonyo -> Comme Ci Comme Ca, to enjoy, this album can be listened to over and over and you'll simply NEVER get bored. There is even Indie (Coldplay and Richard Ashcroft). There are a few number ones and a lot of top tens. Britney Spears with 'Oops! I did it again' is the first track of the first CD. The album follows the same standard throughout its duration and providing you like Britney, you will be pretty chuffed! The tracks on it are well known so you won't need to hire it. Just have a look at the back of the CD for your guide. Its getting old now.
If you want a sampler of modern pop, the Now series is where to go. Many people slagg of the Now series for having too much of one type of music. Or for being a mish-mash. Or for getting up to Volume 46. I'd say the 46 shows it's a consist player for over 15 years (could be longer). Once again, you've got a lot of dance, some boy/girl band pop and a few of the wall songs (like 'Bad Touch' by the Bloodhound Gang). I purely by the Now series for DJ-ing, though some (like Now 35) have become favourites because they managed to capture a period when the music in the charts was up my street. Long may they continue.
I travel around a lot, and as you can imagine it gets boring listening to the same old tunes over and over again, and its the same with the radio. But this isnt bad at all, i've got the cassette version but its really well put together, eg brittney spears, tom jones, backstreet boys, atomic kitten, frankie goes to hollywood and shania twain to name but a few. Its well compiled with a good mix on all sides and no rubbish amongst it. Out of all the current compilations around i'd definately recommend now 46 over the competition.
I wanted to write about Louise, but ther wasn't a category for her, so this is why it's under Now 46. Louise Nurding was a member of the fantastic R 'n' B band Eternal, then they split, and they all went their own way. Louise, however, has done extremely well, better than she did when she was in the band. Her first single 'Naked' released in 1996 did well in the chart. She has since released many more like Woman In Me, Arms around the world and Let's Go Round Again, all included on the album 'Woman In Me'. I got this album for christmas a couple of years ago when it came out, it's very good, a bit luvvy duvvy and slow for my liking, but I do like it. Louise's latest album 'Elbow Beach' includes the great new hit '2-faced', which is all over the radio. The name of the album is named after where she and Jamie (sexy Liverpool player) got married, so now she is known as Louise Redknapp. Go out and buy 2-faced, it's brill.
I recently purchased the new now forty six compact disc, I thought it would be as good as the older ones. But I found this not to be the case , I was disappointedwith it , but maybe other people would think it is good. It contains You see the trouble with me, Feels so good, Porcelain,and the current number one by Spiller, If this ain't love plus mant more . Think next time I buy one I will think more before I buy it as I can think of better compact discs I could have bought with my money.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Oops I Did It Again - Britany Spears
2 Reach - S Club 7
3 It Feels So Good - Sonique
4 Shackles - Mary Mary
5 Gotta Tell You - Samatha Mumba
6 When A Woman - Gabrielle
7 Spinning Around - Kylie Minoque
8 Sex Bomb - Tom Jones and Mousse T
9 The Bad Touch - Bloodhound Gang
10 Don't Be Stupid - Shania Twain
11 Day and Night - Billie Piper
12 2 Faced - Louise
13 Try Again - Aalliya
14 Bye Bye Bye - N Sync
15 Ghetto Romance - Damage
16 When I said goodbye - Steps
17 New Beginning - Stephen Gately
18 The One - Backstreet Boys
19 Porcelain - Moby
20 Yellow - Coldplay
21 A Song for Lovers - Richard Ashcroft
Disc #2 Tracklisting
1 You See The Trouble With Me - Black Legend
2 Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)
3 Sandstorm - Darude
4 On The Beach - York
5 I Need Your Lovin - Marc et Claude
6 The Power Of love - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
7 When The World Is Running Down - Different Gear vs The Police
8 Lovestruck - Southside Spinners
9 Will I Ever - Alice DJ
10 Its My Turn - Angelic
11 Airwave - Rank 1
12 Girls Like Us - The B15 Project
13 Summer Of Love - Lonyo
14 Crazy Love - MJ Cole
15 Masterblaster 2000 - MC Neat and DJ Luck (feat. JJ)
16 Freak Like Me - The Faith and Dub Conspiracy
17 Call Me - Jamelia
18 Uncle John From Jamaica - Vengaboys
19 Flee Fly Flo - Fe-m@il
20 For Sure - Scooch
21 I Want Your Love - Atomic Kitten
22 Deeper Shade Of Blue - Steps