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Agree with the other reviews-quirky and brill!
on 6 June 2008
I completely agree with the reviewer who said it is hard to define who Alphabeat will appeal to-could it be the younger market, or people nostalgic for eighties pop, or the "cool" music market. Because Alphabeat have (at least so far) not been tarnished with the same brush as S-Club 7 or even Abba as cheesy pop which can only be enjoyed by children or really sad people...Luckily at the moment Alphabeat are currently widely well regarded by a variety of sources-for example The Guardian gives the album 4stars as does The Sun.
1.Fantastic 6-A fantastic album opener, but it is not the best track on here by quite a long way... 7/10
2.Fascination-Quirky, addictive pop. This song is Alphabeat at their absolute best! 10/10
3.10 000 Nights-Another addictive song and it's really good, but is just slighly cornier than Fascination. 9/10
4.Boyfriend-Probably my favourite track on the album, it is unbelieveably catchy and the vocals are brilliant. 10/10
5.What Is Happening-The first time I heard this one I wasn't too impressed, but its a real grower and it is an excellent song. 9/10
6.Go Go-Again quirky, catchy, pop. 9/10
7.Touch Me Touching You-This track really is reminiscent of a bygone era and for that amongst other reasons, it's super! 9/10
8.Rubberboots-Another of my favourite tracks, the only "ballad" on the album and its not at all typical. 10/10
9.Public Image-This is an interesting cover, but I would have preferred it to be omitted as it is not their strongest. 7/10
10.Nothing But My Baby-A fantastic ending and extremely suitable! 9/10
My one main criticism of the album would be that it's too short, but then again I realise the best albums often are (e.g. Duffy-Rockferry, Amy Winehouse-Back to Black etc.)