Album of the Day
Crash! Boom! Bang!
When Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson teamed up as Roxette in the late 1980s, Sweden's most popular musical duo was born. CRASH! BOOM! BANG! was the pair's fifth studio album, and as the title suggests, the 15 originals (mostly by Gessle) boast a tougher edge than their previous work. That said, there's still lots of variety on the 1994 collection, which ranges from the hard-rocking lead single “Sleeping in my Car” to the pop of “Fireworks” to the acoustic “The First Girl on the Moon” and the title ballad. The album made the Top 10 in nearly 20 countries around the world, but missed the chart in America, where it was issued as a stripped-down McDonalds promotional version whose sales went largely uncounted by Billboard. Don't let some marketer's mistake dissuade you from giving this a listen; on its 25th anniversary, CRASH! BOOM! BANG! still hits the spot.