Computer can spot a hit. This is nylpm heaven of course, the hours of fun we could have feeding tunes into this computer to see whether it was proven by science to be a hit or not. I like the way the whole thing works too, comparing tunes to previous hits, seeing if in some arcane (and it seems happy with the arcane) way the music reminds us of past glories. I am not even sure about the doom-monger at the end of the article. We have always been at the whim of the record companies largely over what we get to hear, why not take that power out of the hand of A&R guys who might want to shag the singer and into the cold, calculating pop computah.

Except, Norah Jones? Cripes, this machine needs work.