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Classy urban disco style stuff...
on 16 December 2001
One excellent thing about Scandinavian acts is that they're very articulate in their music, and Alcazar are no exception. 'Crying At the Discotheque' is by far the best (and most commercial) track on 'Casino', but that doesn't mean several of the other pickings aren't loaded with hit potential.
My favorites include 'Paradise', 'Stars Come Out At Night' and 'Breaking Free'. Classic pop songs powered by a buzzing disco back drop that provides something of a rare combination that's usually hit-or-miss, and that cover of 'Don't You Want Me' will hopefully push Alcazar into territory previously visited by Ace of Base but not yet graced by the A*Teens. If anything, people should remember their name for the sheer number of times they name-drop themselves!
This is a terrific album and the British charts could use some uplifting beats that don't hail from Ministry of Sound with the promise of never returning and is also not dismissed as being tacky assembly-line pop. Await the Bells of Alcazar!!