In honor the recent début of the ᗅᗺᗷᗅ museum in Sweden, I thought it would only be fitting if we did a review of music by the 4 sexiest swedish teens of the 90s- ᗅᗺᗷᗅ TEEN, better know as The A*Teens. Today we start with their first album: The ᗅᗺᗷᗅ Generation.
This album was pretty much not your average run of the mill tribute album. They took a normal tribute album and pretty much gave it a dose of ecstasy. They reworked all the ᗅᗺᗷᗅ hits and made them more toward the genre that was taking the world by storm- Europpop. Europop was more trance and club oriented. A*Teens helped fuel what was becoming more and more a Europop music scene in America (thanks to Eiffel 65 and Aqua). This album delivered high amounts Europop with every songs creating that you were going to become a slave to music and force to dance (sidenote: I wonder if this was what Britney was taking about).This album was perfect for just driving in your car and dancing.
What didn’t work?: The Ballads. Slow songs like “One of Us” and “Our Last Summer” just didn’t sound and just felt awkward because of the beat. It fit but it still just felt like awkward. I do give them a props for reintroducing the world to the music of ABBA but they should have spent more time on the ballads.