I knew nothing of this Swedish group before I stumbled upon a video quite by chance for the song 'Young Folks' recently, and was immediately 'hooked'! I'd never heard it before - though it had been a chart hit reaching number thirteen a couple of years go.
It's not often that I am drawn to a whole album by a group I'm unfamiliar with by simply one song, but having been so hooked on this one number, I went to listen to the Amazon Samples for the rest of the album it was taken from, and although sounding somewhat 'different', I liked what I heard! It's a sort of mixture of 'out of key/tune' melodies in some places, and some songs that might make you think of a tune being played back at the wrong speed. However, they're all pretty 'hooky'!
The best of them by far has to be: 'Young Folks', 'Amsterdam', 'Up Against The Wall', 'Paris 2004' and 'Rolls The Credits' - the others I should imagine will most certainly grow the more one listens to them.
This album with a most 'uninspiring' artwork, consists of eleven songs and is just three quarters of an hour in length - which is just the way I like my CDs! Ten to twelve songs with a duration of around 45 mins. is quite adequate I think. These days, too many include more tracks and go on for far longer, and instead of simply getting more for your money, as a result, one is not so tempted to play them again so soon as a consequence...
An unusual sound that will probably make me want to purchase more CDs from this group.