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Be a Girl
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The Wannadies are one of Sweden's sweetest secrets, a band that was lucky enough to look beyond the pop sensations of ABBA, Ace of Base, and Roxette to establish a career inside modern rock. Hailing from Skelleftea, the Wa... more »
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The Wannadies are one of Sweden's sweetest secrets, a band that was lucky enough to look beyond the pop sensations of ABBA, Ace of Base, and Roxette to establish a career inside modern rock. Hailing from Skelleftea, the Wannadies formed in the late '80s and brought Sweden's alternative rock scene to the forefront nearly a decade later. BMG. 2004.
A Gorgeous Rocker
dev1 | Baltimore | 05/25/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Those who missed the first British Invasion (1964) might very well be enthusiastic with the Second Invasion from the mid-nineteen nineties. Well, not really an invasion, but sort of a Brit-Pop revival. The Wannadies are a Swedish group, and Be A Girl features the finest traits of the Beatles and a dozen other sound-alike bands. For catchy sing-along melodies with cheery lyrics, "You and Me Song," "Love In June," "Do It All the Time" and "Kid" are impressive. The Wannadies' vocal harmonies are simply delightful (You and Me Song, Might Be Stars, Love In June). At the core of the Wannadies' music may be Sunny Pop, but the band can also knockdown some intense rockers with screaming guitar chords (How Does It Feel?), pounding bass lines (New Word Record), and a crashing drum kit (Sweet Nymphet).I have one minor qualm with the band: I would have preferred that the voice of Christina Bergmark (the lone female) had been more prominent in the mix. Better yet, how about a solo ballad?Still, Be A Girl is a gorgeous rocker.Note: The Japanese import includes an additional track (Let Go Oh Oh)."