First Band On The Moon Review

artist: cardigans date: 07/28/2003 category: compact discs
cardigans: First Band On The Moon
Released: Sep 17, 1996
Genre: Rock
Tones: Sweet, Playful, Summery, Stylish, Campy, Quirky
Styles: Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Twee Pop, Indie Pop
Number Of Tracks: 11
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 10
First Band On The Moon Reviewed by: UG Team, on july 28, 2003
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Overall Impression: I looked up, my lingonberry-stained teeth dribbling blue drabs onto the tablecloth, entranced by the sounds belching from my CD boombox with the one broken speaker. The music was hypnotic, a tribute to the fragile crooning voice of Nina Persson. I wiped the berries away, stuffed the handkerchief into my pocket-protector, and set to listening carefully to The Cardigans' First Band On The Moon. What I found was a recording as quirky as a Saab but with the beauty of a stewardess. Restrained and minimal, it is doing very much with very little, as Pippi Longstocking might say. First Band On The Moon is well-balanced and subtle, rising above the VH1 crowd with tracks like "Step On Me" and "Iron Man" (a cover of the infamous Black Sabbath track). Rather than being cloyingly sweet, which is a clear risk, it manages to introduce just enough of the dark side to keep it interesting. Hey! There goes my stomach a-rumblin' again to remind -- it satisfies. // 10

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