||Teen Spirit CD (2001)
Shirley Clamp CD discography This is an Enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Following their hit ABBA tribute album, 1999's THE ABBA GENERATION, the A*Teens' completely unironically titled sophomore release finds the barely post-pubescent Swedish popsters plowing a similar Europop furrow. The songs are undeniably perky and kid-friendly, although time will tell whether they have the longevity of the tunes that inspired them.
"Halfway Around the World," with its unimpeachably vivacious rhythm and the cute, Swedish-accented vocals that recall, as they're meant to, those of ABBA, is a highlight, with typically dazzling production effects, while listening to "Sugar Rush" is the sonic equivalent of ingesting a gallon of Coca-Cola. Spanish-inflected acoustic guitar is prominent in several spots throughout the album, giving TEEN SPIRIT a pleasant, airy, European holiday feel. The kids in the A*Teens are undeniably fresh faced and innocent-looking enough for public consumption, and they've certainly chosen the right models to base their careers on.
Contains a hidden track after "Back For More."
A*Teens: Dhani, Sara, Amit, Marie.
Producers include: Grizzly, Fredrik Thomander, Ole Evenrude, Tobias Lindell, Thomas Jansson.
Engineers include: KasManaut, Thomas Jansson, Anders Wilkstrom.