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Megalomania Import

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2011 release, the long-awaited third album from the Danish/Norwegian pop quartet. Megalomania is the follow-up to their 2000 album Aquarius. Features the singles 'Playmate to Jesus' and 'Like a Robot'. Universal.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Playmate To Jesus
  2. Dirty Little Pop Song
  3. Kill Myself
  4. Life a Robot
  5. Viva Las Vegas
  6. No Party Patrol
  7. Come N' Get It
  8. Sucker For a Superstar
  9. Be My Saviour Tonight
  10. How R U Doin?
  11. If the World Didn't Suck (We Would All Fall Off)


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 18, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B005QN3ANK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,733 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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When I first heard Aqua was finally working on a follow-up album to 2000's Aquarius, I was ecstatic! Aqua had always been a guilty pleasure of mine. True, they were quirky and bubble-gummy, but through the cheesy lyrics and helium-sounding vocals there was great dance music to be found. The first album, Aquarium, was cartoony in some instances and more serious in others. Aquarius was pretty much all tongue-in-cheek. Finally, we get a third album, Megalomania, and it's something else entirely. Aqua has fully updated their sound and created a fine dance album that sounds completely relevant in today's dance music scene.

Vocally, the album is pretty strong. Lene Nystrom Rasted sounds as high-pitched and spot-on as ever. Rene Dif, on the other hand, sounds amazing compared to the previous albums. Not quite as gruff and guttural, he sounds softer and the music is all the better for it. The production here is simply pristine. Soren Rasted and Claus Norreen have outdone themselves and I can't say enough how great the new music sounds.

The album opens on a slow note with the ballad "Playmate to Jesus", before launching into a techno-dance tour-de-force. Second single "Like a Robot" (released as a double A-side with "Playmate to Jesus") is a surefire winner that will no doubt be a big hit for the band (oh how I wish they played this here in the states). However, my favorite track on here is "Viva Las Vegas", which is a four-on-the-floor dance song with a killer hook. The only song that I'm really not impressed with is "Sucker for a Superstar" which sounds like something leftover from Aquarius.

It's a real shame that there's no North American release date in sight for this album. It is light years better than anything they've done before. So many of the songs would do so well on the dance charts. If you're an Aqua fan, this should be a no brainer...even with the bloated import price.
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**Originally posted on "#1 Hits From Another Planet" - 10/4/11**

In addition to loving their debut back in the 90's, I've always taken these guys more seriously than most. Europop is a genre just like any other, and Aqua know how to use it to its best effect. I'm happy to say that, after more than a decade away, this new album is very, very good pop. It will definitely be in my top ten of the year, possibly quite high.

1. Playmate to Jesus - I misjudged this song at first, thinking that the chorus melody was too obvious. But as I've listened to it more, the production flourishes have won me over. This is one of their best midtempos. 9/10

2. Dirty Little Popsong - It's odd that this is so early in the running order because I think it's my least favorite track. It just feels too predictable. It's a solid dance track, for sure, but doesn't have anything new to offer. 7/10

3. Kill Myself - Now we're talking! This is the type of mature, soaring pop I hoped they'd record. The verses are beautiful (Lene really shows her range), but it's that blockbuster chorus that really gets you. Instant hit, even with the dark subject matter. 10/10

4. Like A Robot - When I first heard this, I couldn't stop laughing. The filthy bluntness of the hook seems shocking at first, but it's totally in keeping with the band's desire to subvert pop music. And luckily, this doesn't rest on the novelty of the chorus. The melody's just as strong. 10/10

5. Viva Las Vegas - Melodically, I love it. Where it loses a point is the lyrics, which never break out of novelty territory. But the production and hooks are so good that it's still a standout. 9/10

6. No Party Patrol - This is such an interesting track.
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I've been waiting for this album for ages and now that I have it, I can happily say that I am not disappointed! This is a must for any Aqua fan!

Almost every song is catchy and fun, like Aqua has always been. I must say they've matured much since 1997. My favorite track for sure is "Playmate to Jesus." It just screams classic Aqua.

Some of the lyrics are a tad explicit and that's something new for Aqua, but it didn't shy me away from the album. You'll still enjoy it!

Please invest if you love Aqua!
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For Aqua fans this album is a must. It is a much more mature sound and theme than their earlier music. While the music is still upbeat (dance) and fun the lyrics are not as quirky as early hits like Barbie Girl. While i was unsure of buying without hearing i trusted reviews i read and they were spot on. there are only a couple slower tracks on the album but it is very well written. There are tracks such as If The World Didn't Suck We Would All Fall Off. By the title it doesn't sound all that great but upon hearing and listening to the lyrics you really see how much Aqua has grown and matured. It's fun, dancy, edgy, and they have never sounded better.
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I just mentioned the other day, to a friend, how amazing the band Aqua 'was'. Beyond the hit, "Barbie", existed many, many pop songs that were unrivaled. Her sweet voice alongside his hard edge. You know the two I mean. So imagine my surprise when, just now, I found recent LIVE performances on YouTube promoing their NEW cd! Go ahead, imagine my surprise. If you imagined Thrilled, ya got it.

That Aqua is performing together, LIVE, and they have a new cd is as great a reunion as I can fathom.

Sadly, I doubt they'll tour the US. But no matter. I just forked a worthy 30 bucks for their new cd, imported from the UK. I wish them all the best. Well deserved.
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