Category Archives: Smash Hits

Smash Hits ’98 (Virgin, 1997)

Review By 1997, the Smash Hits franchise was struggling. Its heyday had been the 1988 – 1993 era, each annual instalment a vital snapshot of the year’s pop highlights. Now the sleeve design was a moody purple and orange space … Continue reading

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Smash Hits – Summer ’97 (Virgin, 1997)

Review After the utter fiasco of Smash Hits Mix ’97, Ashley Abram reverted to the formula that had worked so well in the past. No mixing, partial or otherwise. And all the better for it. Smash Hits – Summer ’97 … Continue reading

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Smash Hits Mix ’97 (Virgin, 1996)

Review The first Smash Hits release of 1996 arrived in early December. 1995 saw three volumes of the series, all on Telstar. The futuristic Smash Hits Mix ’97 [looking forward] came out on Virgin and in a most unwelcome development, … Continue reading

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