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  • Audio CD (19 April 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Mercury Records Ltd (London)
  • ASIN: B0038PG2VU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 248,298 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Expressions is the debut album from Music Go Music, recorded in guitarist Torg’s basement and the north east Los Angeles home of bandmates Gala Bell & Kamer Maza and includes the singles "Just Me", "Warm In The Shadows" and "Light of Love". The nine track album is inspired by psychedelic and bubblegum pop by the likes of Meat Loaf, The Carpenters, ELO and the Shangri-Las.

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There’s just no skirting around it. Neglecting to mention that this self-styled ‘fantasy pop’ trio from LA owe a massive, almost unquantifiable debt to ABBA would see us failing to tell you what Music Go Music sound like. If it isn’t enough that their bass player employs a Scandinavian-like alias in the form of Torg, this debut album is a spangly, fist-pumping, jumpsuit-clad celebration of the Swedish pop titans’ genius.

In much the same way The Darkness’ terrific first album was an unashamed, balls-out tribute to their favourite hard-rock bands, Expressions, a collection of Music Go Music’s first three EPs, serves a similar purpose for fans of saccharine power-pop. It’s the logical next-step for a band of otherwise serious alt-rock types that are known to belt out the gold-plated choruses of Waterloo and ELO’s Mr Blue Sky in LA’s karaoke bars.

But it’s no joke, this. Music Go Music’s members might use pseudonyms – Gala Bell (vocals) and Kamer Maza (keyboards) join their Northern European-themed bass player – but Expressions is a genuinely heartfelt and properly soulful evocation of their love for the Swedes and a bygone era of pristine bubblegum pop that gave the world Blondie, The Carpenters and ELO. With a propulsive sound that’s this uplifting it would be churlish to worry about such boring things as authenticity, but Music Go Music really do make it their own – and without a single tongue in cheek.

Bell’s vocals are mountain-fresh like Frida and Agnetha’s and the songs they’ve written are walloping feel-good anthems with the sort of cacophonous choruses that would knock Mika and The Feeling into the middle of next week. Warm in the Shadows is an epic nine-minute workout that sees bubbling electro and strutting punk-funk refracted through the mind of Benny and Björn; Reach Out is almost proggy glam-funk, the sort of song Jeff Wayne would be proud of; and Light of Love is an infectious riot of handclaps and supremely cheesey synths that wouldn’t sound out of place on Voulez-Vous.

Everyone – ABBA fanatics, closet fans that just won’t admit how much they loved Mamma Mia!, even death metal nuts – should adore this. If not, you need to get yourself to your local GP. --Chris Parkin

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If you drew a line between Abba and REM, at the mid-point you would find Music Go Music. That is clearly a good place to be. I discovered them on YouTube, took the plunge and ordered this CD. I can't remember the last time I bought an album that had no duff tracks on it. Credit to their indie label, Secretly Canadian, as the major labels wouldn't permit this, fearing that we would be getting more for our money than we deserved.

'Expressions' contains all the tracks released on three vinyl EPs, 2008-2009. The title tracks of these, 'Light of Love', 'Warm in the Shadows' and 'Reach Out' are all excellent, but if pushed, I'd go with the wonderfully anthemic 'Just Me' as a debut CD single, following it up with 'Explorers Of The Heart'. I'm nit-picking. There are no 'B-Side' singles on here.

This is a quirky group with a fresh, melodic and characteristic sound. You will be tapping your feet and nodding your head like an idiot on your morning commute or at your PC and you won't need to shuffle. If you associate indie with 'weird', Don't Panic. Music Go Music have already developed a mature and coherent style. Their lyrical and musical skills are easily as good as any established mainstream group. And the icing on the cake, they have a beautiful lead vocalist with a fabulous voice. They will be massive, certainly in the UK if not globally.

Forget reality TV, celebs who decide they want to be singers and all that X-Factor rubbish, this is the real deal.

Music Go Music are not an early work in progress that need to find their place in the musical universe. They are already there. You just haven't heard of them yet. You most assuredly will. A majestic CD. Blissful.
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It's not easy to find such good bands these days. If you like Blondie and ABBA, you won't be disappointed. Really good bunch of high quality pop songs. The most upbeat are: Explorers of the Heart; Just Me; Light of Love. However, the disco-style 'Warm in the Shadows' is simply fab - love the rythm - it's so 80s and so cool!
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I've lived with most of these songs for nearly a year now. I chanced across Warm in the Shadows on youtube and was instantly entranced by the whole vibe, by the wonderfully tunesome, funkadelic, epic-disco feel of the whole thing. And the musicianship was impressively tight. (MGM's shred-a-delic guitarist Torg, I was later unsurprised to learn, was a Bay Area thrasher in a former incarnation!) After lapping up several more songs on youtube, it quickly became apparent that MGM would become one of my favourite bands in next-to-no time. Yes, there were hints of Blondie and Abba and the Carpenters and... erm... Black Sabbath and early 80s Bollywood disco(!). But MGM are far, far more than a derivative hybrid of all those influences/predecessors. They've distilled the essence of what made some of that music great and compacted it into the most joyous album I can think of. (Although Abba Gold runs it close!) Seriously, if you need music to lift your mood, you cannot do better than MGM. The album twists and turns and surprises and delights and bamboozles. And I say this even though I feel the production doesn't do the songs justice. I saw them live at the ICA in London last September and they were amazing in spite of some dodgy acoustics. And Gala Bell - aka Meredith Metcalf - is an infectiously happy frontwoman whose voice is a welcome antidote to all that depressive, angst-ridden music that seems so popular these days. (I speak as a long-standing fan of Heavy Metal in all its guises and other depressive music too!) MGM weave a spell in the live arena which absolutely bewitches. And this is no mean feat when you consider the multi-layered complexity of the songs.
And what songs! Each and every one is a classic. Absolutely no filler. And it all seems so effortless!
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In 1979 ABBA, Blondie, Mike Oldfield and Jean Michelle Jarre were force to share the studio as Eno produced. This is the result. I'm joking of course, but it's hard to find another means of comparison.

However, Music Go Music are not simply derivative; their lyrics are thought-provoking and the musicianship is first class. The band is releasing a new album shortly and I'm keen to hear the finished product.

Meanwhile, how and why this group has been overlooked by the British music press I've no idea. Work like this deserves much greater recognition, especially when so much useless pap is being foisted on us care of mainstream radio etc. etc. So do you your bit: download, enjoy and spread the word!
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Can't remember where I found it, but I bumped into "Warm In The Shadows" somewhere on the net, possibly Youtube. That hooked me and I started listening/watching their other songs and was blown away by how good they were. I managed to find the album so I could give it a proper listen and immediately bought it. It is one of my 3 albums of the year - the others being by Airborne Toxic Event and Polly Scattergood.

Now I wanted to see them live. I discovered they were supporting Franz Ferdinand and nearly bought a ticket purely for the support (I've done that before). I did though spot a hole in their calendar that tied up with the Sunday of Manchester's "In The City" music festival. I started praying. Finally, YES!!!! They were playing. Headlining an NME Radar hosted gig too. I bought my wristband and started getting exited.

Sunday came! Pottered round a couple of the venues enjoying some as-yet unsigned bands before heading up to Night & Day (top venue too) to install myself in a good spot for when MGM came on.

Finally they came on! Now, I'm going to cut straight to the end of the gig and just say I've never danced so much at a gig. The only way you could stay still whilst MGM are playing is if your feet were nailed to the floor and you were wrapped in cellophane. They were brilliant! I came out drenched and delerious.

I think this album gets a proper UK release early next year so with a bit of luck they'll do a proper tour too - I can't wait!
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