It Takes Two is the new album from Bedford’s, in their words, pop Europop dance trance Eurodance techno music act Love Deuce. As a grumpy old musical snob I’m hardly the biggest authority on pop Europop dance trance Eurodance acts. I know it’s not Nick Drake or Nirvana or The Ramones but it’s not meant to be. It’s what the kids are into.
When pop Europop dance trance Eurodance techno music comes on the radio after the football on a Saturday night and the young people are getting ready to go out, this is what they’re all listening to. I usually switch on Radio 4. Surprisingly, I do this job because I do know about music, particularly pop and this is a good debut album full of great pop Europop dance trance Eurodance techno music. There, surprised you all.
They’re doing their thing, it sounds current, fresh and upbeat with loads of catchy pop hooks and the ones that stuck out for me were I Never Loved You Anyway, Miss Dangerous and Satisfied. There’s some good pop writing clearly evident on the stand out track Hero. I can imagine them going down a storm in Europe where the pop aspect to dance music is much stronger. There are also some nice vocal performances throughout, reminiscent at times of Madonna, no bad thing at all.
It’s not something naturally aimed at my demographic but I appreciate any artists who do their own thing and try to make things happen. So if this old grump is relatively impressed by it, then just think what the kids will think? If the band are reading, my 13 year-old niece has a birthday coming up and I’m sure her and her pals will love it. Is it ok to give her the promo for a pressie?
Review by Charlie Brown