Album of the Day
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Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle – aka Roxette – had seen some success in their native Sweden, but it wasn't until an American foreign exchange student brought a copy of their second album back home to Minneapolis and gave it to a local radio station that the pop duo really took off. That 1988 collection, LOOK SHARP!, included three U.S. Top Ten singles: “The Look,” “Dangerous” and “Listen To Your Heart” (which went to No.1 on the U.S. singles chart on this day in 1989). But the deeper album cuts were nothing to sneeze at either, and the EMI collection went platinum in America, racking up more than 9 million sales worldwide. Upbeat and fun, the music of Roxette is an irresistible combination of punchy dance pop and beautiful balladry, and the breakthrough LOOK SHARP! will give you a good look at it.
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