Sunday, November 18, 2007

Remember the one

Strongest contestant DJ Encore faces for the "best album of 2007"-title have to be Swedish The Attic and their album "Remember Tomorrow".

Even though it's a re-release of the album "The One" with 5 new tracks. More than one third new and really strong tracks should make it count as a new album.

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(The video-version of "A Life To Live", the album-version is even better!)

"The One" was nominated for best club/dance album in the Swedish Grammy Awards and with tracks like "A Life To Live" and "In Your Eyes" it had deserved a win. But even a nomination tells something.

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For now I cant decide if DJ Encore's "Unique" or The Attic's "Remember Tomorrow" will become my personal best of 2007 album. But I have played them both continuous for almost half a year now, and still find them both to be fantastic.

Finally I have to share The Attic's great video for the song "The Arrival":

Unique again

Time for a recommendation of some new material. One of the top candidates for best album of 2007 have to be DJ Encore's second album "Unique"!

Finally DJ Encore returned with a new album of his own after the successful 2001 debut album "Intuition" best known for the huge hit "I See Right Through To You".

The new album shows DJ Encore isn't stuck on one sound, the album are less trancy and a bit more mellow which makes it perfect for party as well as laid back enjoyment at home. The album both haves classic DJ Encore-sounding tracks like "Point Of No Return" and first single "You Can Walk On Water".

But also slower and more acoustic tracks showing new sides of DJ Encore. But his strongest card are still present in all the songs, namely the fantastic melodic and catchy tunes. This makes "Unique" an album again from his side with no fillers!

Best representing the new sound must be tracks like "Wanna Fly?" and "Nobody Wants To Try". If you liked his first album, you will love this one as well. Even though 6 years has changed DJ Encore it is not for the worse.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Come to me and play

Yes I know, it's only some posts ago I mentioned Ace Of Base.
I promise the blog isn't gonna be all about them.

But the latest news on Ace Of Base is too good not to mention. They are going on tour here in november/december and one of the stops are in Copenhagen and I am going! (which means I'm probably going to write about them again after the concert, but that's it. Promise).

Rumours has it the concerts are a warm up tour for a new album in 2008. I truely hope it's true! Until then I'm quite sure I'm not the only one who would warmly welcome an Ace Of Base b-sides compilation, with all the single bonus-tracks, previously unreleased tracks and other non-album tracks.

Tracks like "Come To Me", "Mercy Mercy", "Love For Sale" etc. are absolutely good enough to fill an album, and all the Acers (Ace Of Base fans) would buy the compilation without hesitation.

"Love For Sale" above, "Come To Me" below.