1. Everyone releases GH Packages for Xmas - that is no surprise but there's an awful lot of 90s pop this year (Ricky Martin, Five, All Saints, Corrs, Steps, Backstreet Boys etc.)
2. It is a shame when some acts split. Savage Garden and Five were pretty good. But two other acts that have recently split were amazing. Catatonia will be sorely missed - but Cerys is pursuing a solo career (as of course is Neil Hannon but by possible name alone that might not be a split from DC) The other is the amazing Blaque Ivory (that was their UK name)
Blaque Ivory (who dropped the ivory in the US) only ever made the chart once over here, with "808" but its number 30 was a criminal failure - they really oughtta've had a number one. They were a really high quality funky girl group straddling the RnB/Soul divide with ease. They will be sorely missed. I only knew the songs "808" and "Bring It All To Me"