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The Collection - Ace of Base

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Genre: Pop - Dance Pop / Artist: Ace of Base / Extra tracks / Audio CD released 2002-10-21 at Spectrum

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      04.08.2009 19:13
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      This is a most bizarre collection as the tracks seem randomly plucked from a hat and just thrown together with little consideration. The group have had quite a few top twenty hits, yet this album puts in some truly odd choices.

      'All That She Wants' is a number one smash and opens the album. The light reggae beat is pleasing and sits nicely with the flat vocals which sound dreary and depressing. It is surprising that this song did so well, when one considers how unshapely the vocals are.

      Second track is 'Voulez Vous Danser.' Never a big hit and one to raise the eyebrowes. The tune is sufficient and rousing, though I question it being so high up on the track ordering. The same pattern follows, as the next few songs are all ones that you probably won't be familiar with. 'Happy Nation' has some very uplifting lyrics, but the girls' vocals are so miserable, anyone would think that they had just been told they had a day left to live. It is definitely one to skip.

      'Beautiful Life' succeeds in being more exciting, with jolly synths and a keen rhythm to propel the song along. The chorus is punchy and it has a great eurobeat edge to it which I love.

      'Travel To Romantis' is all about this magical place that you can go to when you feel in need of a pick me up. The content is all make believe and the song will make you think of Abba with the melody. 'Tokyo Girl' is a fierce pop stormer with some amazing catchy riffs, it is one which would work for dancefloors.

      If you prefer them slower, check out 'Everytime It Rains' which taps into sorrowful emotion and showcases the girls being tender. It is a sad song, with hollow lyrics and a moving melody.

      There are eighteen songs, but some big hits like 'Wheel Of Fortune' have been left off, so shop around for a more complete best of.

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      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 All That She Wants
      2 Voulez Vous Danser
      3 Young And Proud
      4 Waiting For Magic
      5 Happy Nation
      6 Dancer In A Daydream
      7 Edge Of Heaven
      8 Angel Eyes
      9 Beautiful Life
      10 My Deja Vu
      11 Lucky Love
      12 Never Gonna Say I'm Sorry
      13 Travel To Romantis
      14 Cecilia
      15 Cruel Summer
      16 Tokyo Girl
      17 Donnie
      18 Everytime It Rains