Here And Now

A great compilation of today's hottest music.

Most compilations today lack depth, consisting of a couple of hits interspersed with a dozen unknown cuts. The "Now" series has successfully avoided falling into this trip thus far, and the latest addition to the series, "Now 7", showcases a diverse and talented group of pop artists.

Topping the play list of Janet Jackson with the peppy "All For You", followed quickly by the boys - Ronan Keating ("Lovin' Each Day") , Robbie Williams ("Let Love be Your Energy"), Backstreet Boys ("More Than That"), and U2 ("Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of"). Geri Haliwell notices that "It's Raining Men", Coldplay slow things down with "Don't Panic", and Emma Bunton asks "What Took You So Long?"

Other artists, including Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado, Roxette and the very catchy Daft Punk also make an appearance on this album, creating a collection that should satisy every fan of bubblegum pop. Great for the car stereo!

This article was first published on 24 Sep 2001.