Ace of Base is back
Thanks to the Acer Ceour for the translation of the article!
can't write off Ace Of Base
Ace of Base is back
decently catchy refrain and the most ridiculous pop lyrics since they
burst onto the scene with ”All that she wants”.
The biggest surprise is that Ace Of Base are back at all. The soon to be
released album "Da Capo" seemed almost to have be frozen in its tracks for
all eternity, that's just how little we've heard about the band since they
flopped with "Flowers" nearly 5 years ago. Even if Uffe Ekberg has
assured everyone in between his jet-set crowd parties that the album is
"ready" and "on its way" etc. And has been dong so for years.
But now "Beautiful
morning" is actually out. Not in the shops, but the new single has begun
to be played on the radio - and it sounds remarkably similar to the tracks
which gave the natives of Gothneburg their magnificent break trhough at
the beginning of the 90s.
More like " All that She wants" and "The SIgn" thatn "C'est la vie" and "
Predicting the future success or failture of these guys has always been
particularly accurate, Both the heart and the head are in agreement that
this won't make the grade. 1993 is no longer. Today the kids listen to
Pink and well... Elvis, not old Ace Of Base and Dr Alban singles anymore.
The sound is plastic and completely outdated.
Ming you, it was the same back when the quartet came onto the scene all
over the world with "All That She Wants".
In other words, you just can't write off Ace Of Base.
Whilst only time will tell how it ends up, we can all enjoy ourselves by
listening to the lyrics - or reading them on the band's website.
Ace Of Base have always been generous with their lyrical artistic talents.
This time round all 4 of them are listed as contributers. And one wonders
what the scene actually looked like in the studio when these grown men and
women came up with lines like " Believe me - crows will always fly/
Believe me - they are only birds."
Or then again, let's not.
The Hives are performing on the American MTV Music Awards this week. Go
The Hives! The Hives are the biggest Swedish band we have out there at the
The Biggest band since Ace Of Base performed at an MTV awards ceremony in
Germany, except bigger.
I still like the Ark's new CD, but it's typical of them to organise a
masquerade instead of a release party.
Nåid's new album " Waking up" is out in October in the US. Nåid is the
man/producer behind a stack of brilliant tracks from A-ha, Kent, Stakka
Bo, Jay-Jay Johanson and Cardigans.
Best of luck to the whole lot of them.
What's best right now:
The Ark: "In love we trust" (cd)
Space Age Baby Jane: ”Space Age Baby Jane” (out soon)
Jay-Jay Johanson: ”Antenna” (out soon)