Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Bodies Without Organs review on JC Report

From Ace of Base to the Hives, Swedish musicians are always at the top of the charts. Up-and-comers Bodies Without Organs (aka BWO) may only be big in Sweden, Germany and Russia for now, but—like their Scandinavian predecessors—they're coming to a dance floor near you.

BWO describe themselves as the missing link between ABBA and Kraftwerk—a comparison that favors the pop quartet more so than the German duo, but serves as an appealing connection nonetheless. Founder Alexander Bard is already known for writing unashamedly campy tunes and wearing outrageous outfits in bands such as Army of Lovers and Vacuum, but with BWO he demonstrates true pop genius. It's fitting, then, that after only three albums the band celebrates their success with a "Best Of" album titled Pandemonium.

This album contains all BWO's hits since 2004, including debut single "Living In A Fantasy" and songs from their number one album Halcyon Days such as "Temple Of Love." Pandemonium also features standout new songs such as "Lay Your Love On Me." Mamma Mia, here we go again!

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—David Hellqvist

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