What a fabulous Roxette album. The reason why I liked it is because the emphasis wasn't on hits. Their songs are so earthy, different and such a pleasure to listen to. I love all the songs off this album, but my very favorites are "Fingertips", "The Heart Shaped Sea", "The Rain", "Silver Blue", "So Far Away", "Things Will Never Be The Same" and "Queen of Rain". Marie is clearly the best vocalist I have ever heard in my life, and her voice just makes such an impact on song after song (hey, Per's voice is pretty unique, too!). Per makes his mark as a great songwriter and musician. A nice mix of acoustic & electric sounds. A great CD to own and I never get tired of listening to it.
I have always admired the way Roxette keeps making great music for us devoted fans because they want to do it and it's really a shame that radio stations are oblivious to the fact that Roxette is one of the best music groups in the world and that some people would rather hear their music instead of the same formulated, programmed dispenser crap we hear today on the radio.
P.S. Last year, I phoned our local radio station and "weaseled" some information out of one of the DJ's. I told him that Roxette has a new album out (this was when "Room Service" was released) and asked him why the radio station wasn't playing any new songs off of it (or any Roxette songs, for that matter.) He replied that the album wasn't charting so that's why they weren't playing any new songs off of the album. I thought that was a bunch of bull and retorted back with, "Well, of course the album isn't going to chart if you're not going to play it!"