It Might Make You Weep With Joy
D. Burke | Opelika, AL United States | 01/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have my memories of the 80s. The club scene in New Orleans, the people, the music... And there was this album. "Pop Goes The World" by Men Without Hats was one of those that you might have dismissed if you only knew them from that "Safety Dance" video (sort of like how people missed some great music from DEVO by only following "Whip It.")
Pop Goes The World is a concept album, and the music flows beautifully throughout it. The sounds, the creativity, and just the whole package are wonderfully presented. Synth pop? Sure! But the best of its genre without doubt. And call me a sissy, but there are points where I get teary-eyed because the music hits me in strange places.
Oh, and if you call me a sissy, I'll beat the crap outta you.
Overall, this is one of those albums that you can buy for yourself, or buy for your kids. It has an honesty and conviction that is lacking from lots of music today. Listen to it with your kids - or be a kid and listen to it.
You want this album. Trust me. You will be better for having listened to it. Kudos to Men Without Hats: aural ambassadors of our Neighbors to the North!"
Timeless piece of music
B. Nunes | Honolulu, HI | 01/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great songs, I absolutely love this CD and recently purchased it. I first heard this on tape way back when I was growing up from a friend who passed away way before her time. Rest in piece Gamberelle Brown, you will never be forgotten only missed."
Some justice for MWH
Cesar F. Munoz | Chile | 04/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"one good thing of growing up is probably the ability of give things seconds thoughts and reconsiderations. Over the years I was able to (re)discover some records that at their time I put very little attention or kept some distance. Pop Goes the World by MWH is one of them. This is one the cases where one song that happens to hit the charts gives no good credit to the rest of the album. And that's sometimes not fair. Give this record a chance, it has great songs that go beyond catchy pop tunes and lyrics. "On Tuesday" my favourite, with an excellent flute solo by Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull."