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Pop Music, Found Alive and Well!,
This review is from: This is Alphabeat (Audio CD)
While Alphabeat will never win any awards for their lyrics, they certainly make up for it with catchy hooks and sing-along choruses. Every song imprints itself on your brain and it's impossible not to leave the house without humming their infectious tunes and harmonies. Fantastic 6 is a brilliant start to the album and seems hard to follow but `Fascination' and '10,000 Nights' ensure the high standards continue. The tempo slows slightly with `What's Happening' giving you chance to get your breath back. Like the eighties? Good, because `Rubber Boots' sounds like a forgotten gem that could have been a Nik Kershaw B-Side! The only down side of this ablum is that the songs `Boyfriend' and `Nothing But My Baby' (2 of the best songs on the Danish album) have been re-produced and completely ruined by someone at EMI who felt he had to change something to warrant his pay packet. If you want to be a producer, whoever you are, go and work for some manufactured pop act no one cares about, stay away from Alphabeat, they deserve better!