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Well, it’s finally here – the long-awaited reunion of Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams. The video for new single ‘Shame’ (released 4th October) has been released today. It’s the first time the two have worked together in 15 years.

The song depicts Robbie and Gary’s relationship through the history of Take That.

The Song will also feature on Robbie’s upcoming greatest hits album ‘In And Out Of Consciousness’.

You can watch the video here:

So what do you think of it? Be sure to vote ‘Hit’ or ‘Miss’ and leave your comments below.

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Who could forget June 2007 when The Hoosiers burst into our charts with ‘Worried About Ray’? Their debutĀ  album ‘The Trick To Life’ spawned several other hit singles, such as ‘Goodbye Mr. A’ and ‘Cops And Robbers’. Ultimately, The Hoosiers were a little bit different. Their ‘Odd-Pop’ branded music was refreshing to see.

Well now they’re back with ‘Choices’, ahead of the release of their second album ‘The Illusion Of Safety’. Have they still got it?

Initially I was a little underwhelmed. ‘Choices’ is a much more Dance orientated song than any of their previous singles, and in many ways more mainstream than ever before. They seem to be following in the footsteps of Lady Gaga and the like and going down the 80’s road.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love the resurgence of the 80’s in the charts, but I don’t want everything to sound the same! Initially, this resurgence provided a bit more variety in the charts, but I think it’s becoming too influential. Now it’s pretty much all we ever hear. If you look at the charts now you’ll find that there’s about 2 out of 40 singles which aren’t Dance or R&B.

Anyhow, enough of my rant about the charts. No one can deny that this song is catchy beyond belief. It commands you to sing along and you can’t resist the temptation to dance. It passes the ‘In My Head’ test, in that it’s in there most of the time, and I haven’t got bored with it!

And having recently heard ‘Bumpy Ride’, another track from their upcoming album, I am filled with hope for ‘The Illusion Of Safety’ which will be released 16th August.

4/5

‘Choices’ was released 2nd August.

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