The Cardigans – First Band On The Moon

The Cardigans – First Band On The Moon is the third studio album by The Cardigans. It features the international single “Lovefool”. It was first released on August 12, 1996 and later internationally on September 9, 1996.
The album was a major breakthrough for the band, both in their native Sweden and internationally. It is their best-selling album in the United States, having sold around 664,000 copies there as of September 2010

AMG review: For listeners who had caught up with the Cardigans on their breakout album, Life, the group’s third album was a confusing pastiche which included several conventional pop songs, but also added tracks with left-field arrangements and some (comparatively) disturbing lyrics. In reality, however, the group had simply returned to the mood and feel of their debut album. On Emmerdale, the melancholy was personal and solitary in nature, but here depression is focused on unfaithful lovers — in both the songs which vocalist Nina Persson helped out with lyrics and those written by the rest of the band (“Choke,” “Step on Me,” “The Great Divide”). Even the single, “Lovefool,” is a depressing lament of unrequited affection, and the presence of another Black Sabbath cover (“Iron Man”) certainly isn’t an immediate upper. Still, First Band on the Moon is saved by the Cardigans’ core strengths: Persson’s vocals and Svensson’s arrangements. –by John Bush

 

The Cardigans – First Band On The Moon Traklist

  1. Your New Cuckoo 00:00
  2. Been It 03:55
  3. Heartbreaker 08:00
  4. Happy Meal ll 11:42
  5. Never Recover 14:19
  6. Step On Me 17:39
  7. Lovefool 21:33
  8. Losers 24:47
  9. Iron Manx 28:05
  10. Great Divide 32:24
  11. Choke 35:41

 

Members:
Nina Persson
Peter Svensson
Magnus Sveningsson
Bengt Lagerberg
Lasse Johansson

The Cardigans - First Band On The Moon

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