ALBUM REVIEW : ANALOGUE
ARTIST : A-HA
GENRE : POP
DATE OF RELEASED : 2005
You might think that the band broke in 2005 since this album is titled Analogue not dialogue. Fortunately, they haven’t and still continue to release new records even though they no longer are popular as they used to be worldwide. Here is a track by track review of the songs in this 2005 album of thiers.
Celice – might be a progeny of Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited.”
Don’t Do Any Me Favors – sounds like Juice Newton “Queen of Hearts.”
Cosy Prison – started like modern rock, until you heard some few bars and before in the middle of the song, you realized that this song has similar structure with an older song of the band; “The Sun Never Shone That Day.”
Analogue – is probably the most pop song they did in 2000’s decade or even including the 90’s.
Birthright – just an okay ballad can compete with current crop of rock ballads.
Holy Ground – the most melancholic song so far that they produced and very pleasant to your ears; just pure pop music with not so profound lyrics and excellent musical arrangement.
Over The Treetops – is a song that either you hate it or love it, depending on your loyalty with the band.
Halfway Through The Tour – is not your typical song from this band, and maybe they should have stuck with what they do best instead of trying to do raw rock songs and do away with synths.
A Fine Blue Line – makes you remember of their equally moving song “Summer Moved On.”
Keeper of The Flame – is very much like some of the songs of Cosby Stills, Nash, and Young during the seventies. Maybe, this is the intent of the song, keeping the flame alive for CSNY moments and songs.
Make It Soon – throwaway song in this album.
White Dwarf – this is basically the common characteristics of any AHA album, the last few songs in the albums are basically so so and worth listening.
The Summer of Our Youth – the piano intro will not convince listeners to value this record; quite a lazy output in here, even the vocal delivery is uninspiring.
As a whole, the album is okay but not will fare as one of the best AHA albums ever. It is somewhere in between worst and best thus I rate this record 3 stars out of 5 stars.
1 star = Ignore it
2 stars= risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 = buy, keep, and treasure it