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First Band On The Moon


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Sept. 4 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B000001EP1
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,676 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Your New Cuckoo
2. Been It
3. Heartbreaker
4. Happy Meal II
5. Never Recover
6. Step On Me
7. Lovefool
8. Losers
9. Iron Man
10. Great Divide
11. Choke

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve Bennett on Aug. 6 2006
Format: Audio CD
...is what an interviewer mentioned as a ridiculous label he had heard for them way back when. Too bad somebody said that because if you bought that label for them, you probably dismissed them and missed out on a lot of great material. This album is amazing, and I still think it's underrated even among some Cardi-fans. This album was refreshing then, and still is. The more you listen, then more you marvel at the music, the arrangments, the melodies, and the lyrics.

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.
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Format: Audio CD
This is a nice Swedish Pop/Rock CD with touches of dance/disco. Very undrrated here in US.
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.
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Format: Audio CD
This album is a shining example of the Cardigans' mastery of the retro yet fresh sound they had been churning out since the beginning of their gifted career.
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.
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By A Customer on Feb. 14 2004
Format: Audio CD
yeah i thought it was gonna be a typical wash out out record until i popped it in and the monsoons let it shake the floor with it's ubiquidous beats and it took me 4 seconds to realize that i was a fan for the sheer beauty of the waves (nothing else) that were penetrating my ears and i thought to myself why aren't these guys on the front cover of rolling stone maybe because they're far too unique to be portrayed on such symbols of pop culture why else would something so un-T40 ever make it in the music world if it weren't supported by the underdogs who have becomed conditioned to accept the minority in music even though it may not be the best thing out there and there are a listing of terms of conditions for how it should be appreciated not like some floormat that one might step on by sticking it on the radio because who listens to the radio and enjoys it because music is their identity more than the in crowd where they're all wearing the same t-shirt and candycane lipstick and they're all yellow and shining for you like some techno light blinking cos the wiring is telling it to...
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By giovanni on Feb. 2 2004
Format: Audio CD
There's one thing that can certaintly be said about Sweden's the Cardigans : this is a band which was never afraid to be happy . Their debut album " Emmerdale " and 1995's " Life " were stunningly carefree pop albums with so much interpid sweetness that could melt even the coldest heart . Songs like " Our Space " , " Over The Water " , " Carnival " and " Sick And Tired " displayed the personallities of five highly gifted youngsters who loved music and didn't seem to give a damn about hype .
" 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 .
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