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There is a special edition of "Sing Along with the Acid House Kings" that comes as a 2 disc set; one disc is the regular CD and the second disc is a DVD with videos of all the songs in both the sung versions and karaoke versions. Lyrics are present on the videos to help you sing along but it won't be long until you'll know the lyrics by heart. In addition, there are 3 bonus videos of songs from their other CDs.
The Acid House Kings are the #1 pop group in Sweden and for good reason. If only US pop could be this good.
You probably wouldn't guess that from their moniker, which admittedly recalls some obscure stoned seventies garage rock group rather than a cheery European twee band.
Though founding member Niklas Andergard provides much of the vocals, some of the best tracks are helmed by relative newcomer Julia Lannerheim. Lannerheim's assuaging voice trickles along the melody of the song like creekwater, lending an already soothing track an airy springtime feel.
"Say Yes If You Love Me" is rife with lyrics that would typically induce eye-rolling in the hands of another artist, which makes covering the work of Acid House Kings a tricky business at best. Within their artful hands, however, the track instead induces a knowing smile. It's a song that should be pegged as a one-off soundtrack single for a children's film, but it is so blissfully pleasant adults will keep it for their own.
Sing Along with Acid House Kings displays an even more dramatic creative growth for the band. Nearly every track is a standout, and as a bonus the album comes packaged with one of the most uniquely tailored companion dvds in recent memory.
Continuing the "sing along" theme the title suggests, the dvd features the band performing mundane tasks such as reading the newspaper and making coffee while a karaoke-style lyric banner assists the viewer with the sing along. Also included are a couple of promotional music videos.Read more ›
With their family-portrait-meets-knitting-pattern album sleeve and strangely inappropriate name (that conjures up images of a dance act) Acid House Kings are in fact melodic summery guitar-pop confection. Their music is nothing groundbreaking and frankly, you've heard it all before. There's nothing remotely challenging or fussy about their 12 songs in 36 mins pop style, but somewhere in their simplicity and familiarity lies the absolute genius of their music.
Sharing a musical kinship with indie labels such as Sarah and Parasol and pop acts such as Belle & Sebastian, Saint Etienne or Birdie, it comes as little surprise to find they feature members of the Euro pop groups Red Sleeping Beauty and Club 8. Sing Along With Acid House Kings is most successful when they showcase the honeyed vocals of Julia Lannerheim but the milquetoast vocals of Niklas Angergård also have an anaemic charm that grows on you. Stand out tracks are 7 Days which will surely tempt the use the CD track repeat button, My Heart Is a Stone with a swinging rhythm and unexpected stuttering pauses and Tomorrow is Forever - disco-lite featuring Niklas and Julia's call-and-response vocals and yet another knock-out chorus.
This is note-perfect indie-bubblegum that defies you not to love it by the third spin. Initial quantities of the album come with a bonus DVD of exclusive videos made by the band (mostly in their living rooms it seems, would you expect anything else?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My brother discovered this band for me and I was hooked instantly. This CD has that easy, power-pop sound that is fantastic. Buy it!Published on June 14, 2008 by Mike
A co-worker whose taste I vaguely trust turned me on to the Acid House Kings' "Mondays Are Like Tuesdays And Tuesdays Are Like Wednesdays" CD -- which is a soft-pop MASTERPIECE! Read morePublished on December 21, 2007 by John W. Hagelston
the last AHK album, 'mondays are like tuesdays are like wednesdays' was, for lack of a better word, a 'cute' album. Read morePublished on May 25, 2006 by M. Lohrke
To start off this album is extremely catchy. You can easily see oneself singing along after only a couple of listens. Read morePublished on February 14, 2006 by R. Fortier