I''m listening to Ace of Base all the time at the moment! It''s hard to believe almost since The Sign was the first single I bought and the American The Sign album was my first CD.
Anyways, it''s the girls vocals that do it for me - I love how on Dr Sun the vocal just treacles and Never Gonna Say I''m Sorry is very similar in that respect. I actually think Da Capo is their most consistent album - Unspeakable is a soaring highlight, but the title track is getting blasted out my car on the motorway almost daily. If C''est La Vie (Always 21) was on it, the record might not have seemed so lacking in a big single.
I do agree, Beautiful Morning was quite trite, but it''s still nice. The explanation behind the songs are sometimes inadvertantly quite funnly - like when Jonas read "advertures in paradise" would be a good song title, did he wake up one day and think "oh, shit, write that down. It is a beautiful morning!" Flowers is definately my favourite album, it''s so hard to pick out just 1 song as a favourite, but only I Pray gets skipped.
I do get puzzled by Linn though - is she trying to carve out some sort of niche as the Euro-pop Nico or something? I know, I do get it, but she was so beautiful and vibrant in the early days - I used to find Jenny really intriguing but I wish they wouldd ''switch'' again or at least have equal billing as lead vocalists. And, Ulf, I still would.