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Pop Goes The World

Men Without Hats Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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1. Intro
2. Pop Goes The World
3. On Tuesday
4. Bright Side Of The Sun
5. O Sole Mio
6. Lose My Way
7. The Real World
8. Moonbeam
9. In The Name Of Angels
10. La Valse D'Eugenie
11. Jenny Wore Black
12. Intro/Walk On Water
13. The End (Of The World)

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Canadian reissue on Polygram of the Canadian new wave band's1987 album featuring the top 20 title song & 12 other cuts.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best pop albums ever. March 25 2003
Format:Audio CD
Although my tastes have drifted towards progressive rock and metal in the years since this came out, I still love this album. In fact, in a listener-friendly way, it is rather an 80's pop version of 70's art rock (it feels closer to old Genesis than 80's Genesis). It's pretty, bouncy, and has nice touches of pop-friendly art. (The previous album, Folk of the 80's Part III is also great).
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5.0 out of 5 stars The long-lost record has come home Sept. 23 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
When I was younger I listened to Pop Goes the World and Rythm of Youth constantly. I was just a goofy kid growing up in the suburbs; the music of MWOH was my soundtrack for life. Then I grew up and lost my cassettes. Now that I've finally heard Pop Goes the World again, I forgot how brilliant this eccentric pop outfit from Canada actually is. The music sounds better now than when I was 13. That's all I wanted to say.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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On a personal level, this was one of my favorite albums of the 80's. On a musical level, this is one of the most keenly executed, most perfectly recorded pop albums to grace the music world. Long underappreciated for their place in the musical structure of the 80's (save a Best New Artist Grammy nomination), Ivan and Stefan Doroschuk's high concept, storytelling album revolved around the characters of Johnny and Jenny. The infectous title hit introduces the pair. From 'On Tuesday' (which features Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson on flute) through the closing track, 'The End (Of The World)', the album takes the listener on a magical journey through Ivan's storyworld, ripe with unique musical landscapes. This album stands as the band's crowning achievement...elegant, uplifting and, foremost, fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I accidently bought this tape when I was in 6th grade (I thought it was those "at work" guys). I listened to the tape so much that it came undone at the spool. This album changed the way I thought about music and made me set new standards. This album is musically amazing and lyrically inspiring. Everything comes together on "Pop"!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Jan. 7 2002
Format:Audio CD
This album is the test of whether, deep down inside, you're a cynic. There's an earnestness, a sincerity, and a thrilling honesty to the songs here. The title track is a quiet little classic, but there are many things here far better than the follow-up "Moonbeam" single. "On Tuesday" is a beautiful song by any measure, with delightfully lyrical flute work by Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, and "In the Name of Angels" should very well make your hair stand on end and make you think about all the time you've been wasting in life as you leap into action. It may sound odd but this band is kind of like the "Peanuts" comic strip set to a dance beat--kind at heart, gentle, fun-loving, and intent on saying something real, damn the fashions of the day. As you might guess from the cover, being a child at heart is a good qualification for appreciating this album--but it also offers dreams for the grown mind.
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By cleo
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Grabs your attention right away with catchy tunes and good lyrics. As good or better than their first album with lots of winners. Definitely an album to enjoy listening to over and over.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pop Goes the World [IMPORT] June 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
Pop Goes the World [IMPORT]~ Men Without Hats is not as good as their early work. Yet it is much better then other hack jobs. The production is crisp and the sounds are great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars my favorite Jan. 4 2003
By DanP
Format:Audio CD
This is one of my favorite albums of all time!! And they have a new one coming out (only available on the website).
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW.
Thats what I said to myself the first time I heard this album... I have been desperately trying to find this cd for a long time... Read more
Published on March 3 2002 by "80slover"
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential 80s Release
It's been about fifteen years since I bought this on a whim when it came out in the record stores, and it's still full of surprises. Read more
Published on Sept. 1 2001 by Andrew Werling
5.0 out of 5 stars The World Goes Pop?!!
This album is a rare jem. I never, in a million years, thought I would and could possibly like anything from this group! Read more
Published on Aug. 6 2001 by "iluvbea"
4.0 out of 5 stars Good CD
A very good concept-album. Not sure why its no longer available in the states. Definitely a change of pace from all of the pop albums out there now. Read more
Published on May 27 2001 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars ..a true journey
this album takes the listener on a journey equal to that of listening to jethro tull.
Published on Dec 18 2000 by vann
5.0 out of 5 stars Men Without Hats: their best album
Men Without Hats was a great band. This was their best album,and that's all that needs to be said.
Published on Dec 16 2000 by ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars I Like.
Men Without Hats were not one hit wonders as many people might think. They had another hit, "Pop Goes The World" in early 1988. Read more
Published on Sept. 14 2000 by Jason Stein
5.0 out of 5 stars A true "pop" masterpiece!
This is a pop masterpiece. A pop (as opposed to "rock") concept album with a story to tell. Well concieved, well executed, and truly original all the way through. Read more
Published on July 14 2000 by Peter Clark
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