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Guilty Pleasure Tuesday: Roxette

I must confess, I have a sweet-spot in my heart for many of the Swedish/Scandinavian pop and rock groups out there.  I'm not sure what the attraction is, but even some of the lightweight song out there have ended up in my music collection, and I've even been known to sing along with such "classics" as Ace of Base's "All That She Wants" or any number of ABBA songs.  My current obsession in the Swedish arena is with The Sounds, a popular group that unfortunately only has released two albums to date (but more on that in another post).

However, this post is about another favorite Swedish group of mine – Roxette.  Even though their songs are sweet and simple, they're fun to listen to and the hooks are not only catchy, but don't get tired after many replays.  I'd probably be embarrassed to have my coworkers catch me bopping along to some of their songs, but I'll definitely belt out a melody or two along with vocalist Marie Fredriksson when I'm driving in my car.

Here's a handful of my favorite tracks, off the only album of theirs that I've currently got in .mp3 format, in no particular order:


How Do You Do!

The Look

[NaBloPoMo 2008 – #18/30]

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Guilty Pleasure Tuesday: Prozzak

Most people wouldn't know Prozzäk if you hit them over the head with a copy of one of the bands' CDs.  Prozzäk (now known as Simon and Milo) was a pop music side project by two members of the Canadian band The Philosopher Kings, James McCollum and Jason Levine, conceived as a lighthearted mockery of their own romantic troubles.

The sound is hard to describe – hits of hyper-pop and rock, with a latin/euro dance beat thrown in, all mixed in a blender to a sweet and frothy finish.  Definitely not the kind of sound you'd probably have blaring from your car stereo with the windows rolled down.  However, these are just a couple of the songs by them that have my toes tapping and bring a smile to my face whenever I hear them.

Sucks to Be You


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