Roxette: Good Karma

review roxette x1 cong

After playing this the statutory 10 times we realised that a good Roxette tune is one that hits a certain groove and stays there, like Got The Look; opener Why Dontcha? is one such tune — fast, clean and catchy (and a bit like Look). Track two Just Happens is another strong one (it’s slower and similar to Heart’s Alone). The title track is next and also good and so is the Pet Shop Boys-ish This One. But then they lose the groove and deliver clean pop tunes that don’t quite hit the spot.

Roxette are hugely popular and fans give this album glowing reviews and we can see why; songs like Why Don’t You Bring Me Flowers are still good, they’re just not The Look. A good album for the car, though, when you want something to hum to.

It says karma in the title but the butterfly (made of a microphone) is more associated with chaos theory. Does that mean something?


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Weekly newspaper editor in Cheshire, England. I blog my editorials and the CDs I write about. I play drums, drink coffee, play music, meditate. I hate filling in forms.

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