First Band on the Moon
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THE CARDIGANS First Band On The Moon (1996 UK 11-track CD album picture sleeve includes the mega-hit Lovefool as featured in Baz Lurhmans Romeo & Juliet)
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.
At first listen, you might think "UGH this band is too happy!" But pay close attention to the lyrics - you'll see the dark underlying themes present in all the songs. Nina even cusses on one of the songs, but sings it with such a happy go lucky voice that you wouldn't notice it at first glance.
The entire CD is great and varied in sound . The dance-disco of "Lovefool" to the cold drumming of "Heartbreaker," and the beautiful and ominous violin on "Great Divide", it all sounds like a love story gone wrong. The guitar work is very well placed and the bass rythmically follows every song with grace. The added effects such as additional back-up singers and violins adds to the entire album. On top of all this, Nina Persson's soothing voice just lulls me to sleep and relaxation every time I listen to this. This is an album that should be listened to with headphones at night, that way you'll get the full experience.
If you enjoyed this CD and want to hear the Cardigans in a new direction, check out "Gran Turismo"
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
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... Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2004
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
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 . Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2004 by giovanni
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