I listened to the first album I ever bought. Here’s my review, 7 years later.

Nostalgia can be a great thing, especially when it concerns music. There’s nothing better than sitting back and listening to an old fave with all the memories flooding back.


I vaguely remember having CDs when I was around 6 but never listening to them. Once I found a Blue album in my drawer and questioned who the hell they were. (They’re actually a pretty cool boyband, check them out)

I can’t explicitly name which album I first bought but it would have been along the lines of ‘Pop Party’, ‘Pop Princess’ or ‘Now That’s What I Call Music!’. Maybe even a Bratz album.

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I’ve gone with ‘Now That’s What I Call Music! 72’ as I actually still have that and it’s one of the oldest i’ve got that I know I listened to. Now, let’s check it out…


Lady Gaga featuring Colby O’Donis – ‘Just Dance’

The birth of Lady Gaga with Akon trying to be sly AF by not having his name featured in the title. This track changed lives and it’s still an absolute banger.

The Saturdays – ‘Issues’


James Morrison & Nelly Furtado – ‘Broken Strings’

You’d always take it in turns to sing this with your mate and slaying the harmonies. It’s also still a really great song.

Taylor Swift – ‘Love Story’

Everyone and their dog fell in love with Taylor after this. It also made me have some weird fascination with ‘Romeo and Juliet’.

Metro Station – ‘Shake It’

I thought this was pretty intense rock as a child, purely because they played guitars and Trace Cyrus’ tattoos kinda scared me. Yep, that’s Miley Cyrus’ older brother!

September – ‘Can’t Get Over’

Ok this was my jam. I listened to it repeatedly on my Nokia phone and nobody understood my hype.

Noisettes – ‘Don’t Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go)’

This song is so catchy you can’t not love it! Who remembers it on the car ads?

It’s still a really great album, these usually get some bad rep but they’re brilliant! Some people just aren’t as invested in music as others, so having the biggest hits of the season in one place is awesome and so much simpler. It’s also nostalgic AF to look back at what was hot during these times. What was your first album? Let us know @maximumpop on Twitter.

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