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First Band on the Moon
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Top Customer Reviews
This album was very unique in it's time. I can't think of other bands in that year using flutes, bells, strings, and all other sorts of sounds. You definitely need to here this whole album, not just lovefool, which is still a great song, it just got too much radio play.
Most songs here are very catchy, and happy, but with rather depressing lyrics here and there. "Lovefool" of course was their big hit (very much over-played on radio at that time, and they even performed it live on Beverly Hills 90210 as I can remember), and it's a very nice clubby dance song. "Been It" was also rather popular.
But as I said this album has way more potential hits, like for example "Never Recover", "Step on Me", "Losers", "Great Divide", "Choke" and "Your new cuckoo" (also an upbeat song) are all Great songs with great distinct melodies, and with a lot of Hit Potential.
For a bit darker trip hop sound check out their 1998 album "Gran Turismo".
And for a more down-to-earth simple Pop/rock sound check out their 2002 album "Long gone before daylight" which was recently released in US.
Peter Svensson, I believe, is the composer of all the melodies. A talented man.
It's simply Great Music from a very underrated Swedish band.
Though known mostly for the hit song "Lovefool", this is no banally sugary collection of candied schlock that so many would assume.
The songs are delightfully subversive with immediately catchy melodies, ingenious arrangements...and despite this, are mostly centered around stories of a woman willingly accepting abuse from a partner who obviously couldn't care less. Tales of the unfortunate, made amusing by the obvious self-depracating quirks of the main character. These songs do include Lovefool, but also the aptly titled "Step on Me", and the song "Heartbreaker" in which a self-proclaimed loser speaks of her willing self-debasement with random men.
Elsewhere, are clever and tounge-in-cheek descriptions of people's feelings about the nature of love, giddy preparations for a "kinky" meeting between new lovers, and a tale of a wary and bitter attitude of hearing a previous lover use the same words on another naïve target.
There isn't one song on here that I couldn't listen to again and again.
With all this plus an amusing yet spot-on cover of Black Sabbath's Iron Man, you can't miss this piece of 90s delight.
" First Band On The Moon " now is probably their most widely known record yet since it contains " Lovefool " , their biggest hit ever which was included in the Romeo & Juliet soundtrack . Although not by any standards dissapointing , it's clear that some of the magic of the innocence of the early days is gone and replaced by an attitude of some sort , especially on tracks like " Losers " and " Been It " . The sound texture is slightly changed and one can even find some explictic words here and there . Ofcourse the Cardigans were and are talented people and that can be sensed here as well . There are moments of pure pop brilliance like the run-till-you-fade " Never Recover " or that amazing ( from every point of view ) transformation of " Iron Man " . It's just i guess that the band members have grown up...and to be fair you can't expect them to daydream forever .
A few years later the group gave electronica a try with the multidimensional , deeply experimental " Gran Turismo " while in their newest offering " Long Gone Before Daylight " we find them returning back to the basics .Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
"The Cardigans" were one of those bands that got popular suddenly, and then vanished the same way, in the US anyhow. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2004 by H3@+h
Cardigans` third record is, well, not all that different from their previous ones. This time the lyrics get a little darker and cynical at parts, although the songs remain poppy,... Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2004 by gonn1000
I soooooooo love this CD cos it contains the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack: Lovefool. Leonardo di caprio is my crush.Published on Jan. 1 2004
this album is of course best known for the track "lovefool". a great track with a great hook that gave the cardigans the spotlight for a short while (hey miracles do... Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2003 by mellowgold
This is just fun, danceable pop music at its best. You will be dancing or bobbing your head or tapping your foot uncontrollably as soon as Your New Cuckoo gets underway. Read morePublished on March 10 2003 by Blackberries
Okay, now, I'm not even a fan of pop-rock or bands at all. But I love the Cardigans. This CD is so great. The song that got me hooked on them was "Lovefool. Read morePublished on May 24 2002 by Brian Davis