The first time I heard a-ha was when I saw the then-groundbreaking music video for "Take On Me" on MTV (when they were playing music videos). This was months before "Take On Me" went to #1 in the USA and when the band was just starting out. After "Take On Me" (fast-paced and melodic in nature) came "The Sun Always Shines On TV" (which was a bit heavy on the guitars and abrasive, but still catchy and melodic). I decided to get the album just on those two singles alone. Every song on the album is a winner. "Train Of Thought" and the title track stand out especially. Since their debut album, the trio have gone from synthpop to a kind of music that I would consider to be far more adult contemporary, which isn't bad to say the least. The follow-up, "Scoundrel Days", has a couple good songs, but that's about it. The follow-up to THAT album, "Stay On These Roads", also has a couple good songs, but that's about it too. In my humble opinion, none of their follow-up albums are as good as their debut. I guess that's what happens when bands start to change their style. Anyway, if you like "Take On Me", you won't be disappointed with the rest of the songs!