Nunstedt previews “Party Crasher”
STOCKHOLM – Expressen's Anders Nunstedt has gotten an exclusive prelisten of "Party Crasher," here are his comments:
SILLY REALLY – Relentless keyboard riffs dominate the album's absolute feel good-hit, which consists of 87 % hair mousse and 13 % disco.
THE PARTY PLEASER – hard-as-a-nail pop song with tons of oh la la's, hey-hey's and yeah yeah's. It sounds like two Roxette robots mangle P!nk with a gigantic steam roller.
STUCK HERE WITH ME – Per Gessle goes Justin (!). An r'n'b ballad (!) which is more exciting than Gyllene Tider's "Upphetsad" ("Excited")! As if the title starts with "F" instead of "St"…
SING ALONG – Helena Josefsson, who sang like a British nightingale from the '60s on "Plumber" takes a lot of space. Power ballad á la "Joyride".
GUT FEELING – Per buys a ticket to a T-Rex dream and sounds about the same as the latest Swedish solo album. Great rock song.
PERFECT EXCUSE – The pop magician transforms magically in this nice ballad: he changes and sounds like – abra cadabra – Michael Jackson!
BREATHE LIFE INTO ME – Gessle has already done the best whistle solo thru times ("Här kommer alla känslorna"). Now he's laying back in his soul chair and whistles a nice reggae.
HEY, I DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN – A Timbaland-remix of "Wish I Could Fly"? A typical Gessle ballad, as romantically airy as the title suggests.
KISSING IS THE KEY – "Kissing is the key/to an everlasting love". And the music settles it. This is Eurythmics in "Tommy's Pop Show" circa '83.
THAI WITH A TWIST – Per rhymes "womanizer" with "kaiser" and "tranquilizer" before the song disappears in an unexpected saxophone solo drenched in audience sounds. Rather silly.
I DIDN'T MEAN TO TURN YOU ON – The B-side of "Silly really". Electronic pop reggae with a brilliant synth solo.
DOESN'T MAKE SENSE – Amazing little synthpop ballad that, how odd it may seem, sounds like an electronic mash-up of Van Morrison and the Pet Shop Boys.
Anders Nunstedt also adds that the Roxette party is over, for good, and that there's a new party in town. Per's party.
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November 14th, 2008
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