The Now Project

The whole of the sorry saga of my attempts to listen to, and review every track on every Now That’s What I Call Music album.

So far, I’m only just approaching halfway, and am in the late 90’s but I am hoping that this is slowly becoming a lovingly curated resource for anybody who wants to learn the history of modern pop music as told through Richard Branson’s finest achievement. Or it may just be me swearing and bullying Paul Weller a lot. At the bottom, you’ll find an ever growing playlist of the best song from each record. Hopefully, it will distill three decades of pop into one listenable quadruple album, eventually.

Now That’s What I Call a Music Project

Volume Release Date Rating
Now 1 November 1983 54%
Now 2 March 1984 46%
Now 3 July 1984 63%
Now 4 November 1984 62%
Now 5 August 1985 50%
Now 6 November 1985 52%
Now 7 August 1986 66%
Now 8 November 1986 59%
Now 9 March 1987 50%
Now 10 November 1987 58%
Now 11 March 1988 53%
Now 12 August 1988 63%
Now 13 November 1988 56%
Now 14 March 1989 49%
Now 15 August 1989 60%
Now 16 November 1989 57%
Now 17 April 1990 63%
Now 18 November 1990 59%
Now 19 March 1991 46%
Now 20 November 1991 56%
Now 21 February 1992 55%
Now 22 July 1992 56%
Now 23 November 1992 56%
Now 24 March 1993 59%
Now 25 August 1993 46%
Now 26 November 1993 58%
Now 27 March 1994 64%
Now 28 August 1994 56%
Now 29 November 1994 61%
Now 30 April 1995 58%
Now 31 July 1995 61%
Now 32 November 1995 64%
Now 33 March 1996 63%
Now 34 August 1996 57%
Now 35 November 1996 55%
Now 36 March 1997 53%
Now 37 July 1997 54%
Now 38 November 1997 48%
Now 39 April 1998 60%
Now 40 August 1998 50%
Now 41 November 1998 50%
Now 42 March 1999 53%
Now 43 July 1999 59%
Now 44 November 1999 46%
Now 45 April 2000 51%
Now 46 July 2000 51%
Now 47 November 2000 52%
Now 48 April 2001 48%
Now 49 July 2001 53%
Now 50 November 2001 58%
Now 51 March 2002 53%
Now 52 July 2002 60%
Now 53 November 2002 44%
Now 54 April 2003 50%
Now 55 July 2003 52%
Now 56 November 2003 ???%
Now 89 November 2014 47%
Now 90 March 2015 46%
Now 91 July 2015 48%
Now 92 November 2015 50%

Ephemera

 

Volume Release Date Rating
Now Christmas Every year! 67%

Now Stats What I Call Music

A side project to the main series, where every ten albums, I stop, and try to analyse what has happened, what it means for pop music, and why the heck I haven’t stopped yet!

Now That’s What I Call Now That’s What I Call Music 1984-2015

 

 

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