In honor of the reformation of S Club 7, we decided to make a list of bands that we would kill to have reform and make a better comeback than what S Club did. So let us get it started with the bands we want to get back together.
Jump5 was a band that made Christian Pop music cool again. Yep, that’s right! When we were listening to “Spinning’ Around,” we were rockin’ out to Christian music. Then their music slowly moved towards more mainstream Pop music and they became the Disney Channel go-to band as they were on “Disneymania” not once but twice (Hawaiian Rollercoaster ride is our personal fave btw). Their dance moves were on-spot and then they even did their own stunts. They did a brief reunion as all 5 original members got together and reenacted their major hit.
A-Teens were the coolest swedish teens during the late 90’s and most of the 2000’s. They bursted onto the scene with their europop version of AᗺBA songs. Then when they started to make their own music, we began to see just how talented they are. They had catchy music (“Upside Down” and “Floorfiller” is still our jams) and they were extremely good at dancing. It didn’t hurt that they toured with Britney Spears. It’s been rumored that they would be reuniting soon, since all of their solo careers sunk like the Titanic. Hopefully these rumors are true because it would have us over the moon.
A lesser known band but ATC, also known as A Touch of Class, was a band that was ahead of their time….well, kinda. They were pretty much a rip-off of the Swedish band Ace of Base. Their music was catchy and they could dance…kinda. They were pretty much just a bunch of pretty faces that kinda sing t it’s all good because we can cover up it up with their sick beats. They even followed the pop status quo of the early 2000’s by having the guys in the group not sing very often in the songs. The band is a one hit wonder but we still love them and hope that they can bring their pretty faces together for one more album.
Give us a new album and tour and we’ll be happy campers.
Do you agree with this list or have another band that you would like to see reunite? Leave it it the comments below.
Day 2 of our review of the A-Teens’ discography has held us to their second album, Teen Spirit. The album is the first to feature their own music (minus one cover of a dreamstreet song but I’ll get to that later) and showed that they are a force to be reckoned. A small force like a gust of wind but still a force.
This album is a far cry from their Europop roots. It sounds like it’s more tailored to the American audience with it sounds that reminds me of *NSYNC’s “No String Attached” and Britney Spears’ “Oops!…I Did it Again” albums. Which would make sense why this album is a pretty forgettable minus a few songs. Most of the songs on the album just fall flat and make you skip over to one of the singles.
What did work for this album?: The single were pretty much the best things on the album. They are the best part of the album and are the only reason why you would buy it. “Firefly” wasn’t a single but it’s one of the better tracks that should have been a single. One of the best singles they released was “Sugar Rush”, a Dreamstreet Cover. This song is probably the best tracks they have released and one of their most successful singles.
Rating: 2 generous doses of Teen Spirit of out 5
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.
Rating: 3 Stars out of 5