Alright, I’m going to admit this freely and without any fear: I love Aqua. Their first album was pure bubblegum pop genius. Barbie Girl and Dr. Jones were beyond huge, they were songs that defined the pop scene of 1997. As big as Aquarium was here in the States, their second album, Aquarius, barely registered on our charts. Well, hopefully that all will change as the band is ready to release a new album, tentatively scheduled to come out sometime in June or July. Below is their video for My Mamma Said, which appears on their greatest hits album (and also features some very David Lynch-esque visuals). After the jump, you can check out a brand new song called How R U Doing?.
There are those that think some music falls under the category of ‘guilty pleasure listening’. I personally believe that NO music should be a guilty pleasure! Plant your feet, square your shoulders and let it be known that what you enjoy listening to is what you enjoy listening to, no excuses or reasons. I’m going to go public right now and say that I still blast out Aqua on occasion. Yes, the ‘Barbie Girl’ group. Am I ashamed? NOPE! Not at all!
The reason for this diatribe is that I can easily see someone saying, in hushed whispers, that they listen to The Birthday Massacre. Well, if you check out my review after the jump, you’ll see if those hushed tones are necessary or not.