Amy T. (simplyamy) from DAKOTA DUNES, SD Reviewed on 8/16/2007...
guilty pleasure CD!
Roxette's big breakthrough album!
M. A. Ball | United States | 11/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The lack of credit that Roxette gets really annoys me. Even though "Look Sharp!" sold over 8 million copies, they always seemed to be overshadowed by other pop artists like Madonna and Michael Jackson at the time. Now it seems like a lot of people have just forgotten about them in the US. Their last two CD's, "Have A Nice Day" and "Room Service" were amazing, but none of the American labels would even release it here! It's just sad and it p*sses me off. Ok, I'm done complaining.
"Look Sharp!" and all of Roxette's other CD's, have some of the best pop music you'll ever here. Per Gessle's really catchy music and lyrics and Marie Fredriksson's incredible singing ability is just a killer combination. My favorites on this are "The Look," "Dressed For Success," "Cry," "Chances," "Dangerous," and "Listen To Your Heart." The rest of the songs are really good too. Highly recommended!!"
Sharp As A Knife
S. Foster | Moira, Co Armagh United Kingdom | 12/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was initially dubious about an album which contained lyrics about people 'hitting like a hammer' & moreover, owing allegiance to ABBA as Sweden's best export, I thought Roxette were a 1-hit wonder. And they say what goes around comes around..... 13 years after purchasing this CD, I still remain an avid fan of Roxette, (whose latest albums are at times better than when they were dominating the world). This album did 'it' for Per & Marie. You know the story of how they were discovered internationally............ This CD boasts 4 timeless hits songs which still sound as fresh today as way back then. The Look, with Marie's powerful NaNaNas, which segues perfectly into Dressed For Success - the opening 3 seconds alone make you hairs stand on end. What a voice Ms Fredrikkson has. The power anthem Listen To Your Heart is perhaps one of soft-rocks canonised songs - it is on practically every Rock Ballad cd compilation out there & you can tell why. Dangerous is the weakest single & perhaps one of the weakest trax on the album. EMI were spoilt for choice here. Cry is a dramatically gorgeous ballad which could have been Number 1, while Dance Away & Sleeping Single have 'hot' written over them. My fave track however is Shadow Of A Doubt. Understated pop, it reveals the dexterity of Marie's vocals & Gessle's mastery as a song-writer. With every song written by the man himself, & with 9 million avid purchasers of the album, the group were on a winner & makes the audience hungry for more from these power rockers. If you don't own this CD, you could do a lot worse with $15."
One of my all time favorite albums
S. Foster | 08/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It still sounds great if not better than it did 10 years ago. It broke ground when it was released at the time because it was "dance music with a kick". The opening guitar lick in "The Look" is classic. This album helped me through some rough times in 1989. I can't believe it's been 10 years already."
""Look Sharp" is overall more upbeat and fun than "Tourism" or "Joyride." The songs "Cry,""Half A Woman, Half a Shadow," and "Listen To Your Heart" are serious ballads sung beautifully by Marie. This album contains my absolute favorite song "Listen To Your Heart." "I Could Never (Give You Up)" is great as well.. I could go on forever about each of these songs! This album caught my ear in elementary school and happened to be my first-ever music purchase. Music will never be the same--this is a classic. I highly recommend "Look Sharp"--every song is unique, and this album is a fun listening experience."