PINK – “There You Go” (MP3)
In the middle-eight the voice spirals nervily upwards and pushes the song towards greatness: otherwise it’s generic, Shek’spere-produced jitter-hop with chamber strings and a flinty scrub-bashing lyric (no clunker lines, but nothing as great as “telephone bills”/”automo-bills” either). But right now ‘generic’ for this particular genre equals the most vibrant music going. Pink‘s beats are aggressive, the keyboard stabs are panicky, and the delivery particularly merciless in its ball-shrivelling contempt – you might start to think that this whole future-pop thing is about boy producers turning the women they work with into fantasy ice maidens….hmm.