Release Date: May 25, 2004
Record label: Arista
Spike Milligan used to have a theory that children were not, in fact, "little homo sapiens", but an entirely different race from their parents. He was explaining the success of his children's poetry, but he could have been talking about pop music, which spent half a century trying to prove his point. Release something that parents find entirely inexplicable, went the thinking, and kids will trample each other in the rush to buy it.