Forget McFly for a moment. Westlife are breaking up. I was so moved when I heard the news that I unsettled myself. Until that moment, I hadn't known I cared.
There's nothing like the "end of an era" to make you nostalgic, which is why I spent a couple of evenings last week going through the 'Life's old hits from the late 1990s and early 2000s, and being surprised at how much they had contributed to what I might call the soundtrack of my life. Even those singles I didn't think I knew, I was easily able to sing along to.
And a couple of afternoons ago, when I asked my best friend whether I could play a newly purchased Westlife CD in her car (Better late than never, LOL!), she felt many of her own memories rushing back to her.
What follows is less an album review than a loose collection of reflections . . . which seems only appropriate for a Greatest Hits compilation.
Seven Notes on Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits, Vol. 1