The Passion Of The Groove: The Alcazar Discography Rate - #51: “As cheesy as Gorgonzola!” | The Popjustice Forum

The Passion Of The Groove: The Alcazar Discography Rate - #51: “As cheesy as Gorgonzola!”

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by WowWowWowWow, Apr 1, 2019.

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    “Annikafiore is a master at lasagna and Tess is absolutely obsessed with high heels.” How could you not love a group that once included this sentence in its biography?

    If ABBA and Army of Lovers had a baby that once shared a nursery with Steps, it would probably be something like Alcazar. For the past two decades, this quintet of glittery, glamorous Swedes have been responsible for some of the best pop moments of the new millennium. They racked up ten Top 10 singles in their native land and even reached the top 20 in the UK on multiple occasions. In this rate, I invite you to (re)experience The Passion Of The Groove… as we work our way through Alcazar’s incredible discography.

    During their active years, Alcazar released three proper albums, added some bonus tracks onto repackaged albums, re-released albums with greatest hits discs attached, and sometimes just dropped songs for the hell of it. All told, this leaves us with 62 entries. NB: we will not be rating their version of “Last Christmas,” as I don’t want to subject anyone to a Christmas song outside of the festive season (I know @Empty Shoebox is DEVASTATED), nor any remixes or new versions. You can also track down their live ABBA tribute album if you are interested.

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    Standard rate rules apply—please give each song a score from 0-10, with one song earning your ultimate 11 if you wish to use it. All decimal scores are fine in the 0-10 range. Commentary, memories, and shady quips about the songs are optional but appreciated and valued.

    During the voting period, I intend to sprinkle some Alcazar history into the thread, as well as share what the group’s members were up to before, during, and after their time in the group. It will be ancient history for some and BRAND-NEW INFORMATION for others, but hopefully everyone will enjoy themselves.

    Your scores etc. are due Monday, May 13, 2019 by 11:59PM in your time zone.

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    YouTube Playlist
    Spotify Playlist
    (Does not include: Breaking Free, Click Your Heart, Grillvagn)
    Be forewarned: depending on your region, many songs may be unavailable. The playlist is intended to have 59 songs in total.

    Individual video links:
    Casino (2000)
    Sexual Guarantee
    Don’t Leave Me Alone
    Crying At The Discotheque
    Shine On
    Paradise
    Transmetropolis
    Stars Come Out At Night
    Paris In The Rain
    Baby Come Back
    Salome
    Ritmo Del Amor
    Seasons Of The Sun
    Tears Of A Clone
    The Bells Of Alcazar
    Blues In G-Minor
    Breaking Free
    Almost Famous
    Don’t You Want Me
    Click Your Heart

    Alcazarized (2003)
    Dance With The DJ
    I Love The DJ
    Celebrate The Night
    Ménage À Trois
    Dancefloor Docusoap
    Not A Sinner Nor A Saint
    Funky Feet
    I Go Shopping
    Last Days Of Disco
    Chemistry
    Love Life
    Wonderland
    Singing To Heaven
    Here I Am
    Someday
    Save My Pride

    Dancefloor Deluxe (2004)
    This Is The World We Live In
    Physical
    Start The Fire
    Alcastar

    Disco Defenders (2009)
    We Keep On Rockin’
    Burning
    Stay The Night
    From Brazil With Love
    Inhibitions (Alternate Link for Inhibitions)
    Harlem Nights
    Baby
    Jump Straight Into The Fire
    My My Me And Mine
    Funkytown
    Put The Top Down
    Thank You

    Random Miscellany
    Grillvagn
    Glamourama
    Nothing But The Video On
    Headlines
    Feel 4 You (Dream Beats ft. Alcazar)
    Karma Karma (Same Difference vs. Alcazar)
    One Two Three Four
    Blame It On The Disco
    Good Lovin
    Young Guns (Go For It)
    In The Name Of Love

    Casino (2000)
    Sexual Guarantee
    Don’t Leave Me Alone
    Crying At The Discotheque
    Shine On
    Paradise
    Transmetropolis
    Stars Come Out At Night
    Paris In The Rain
    Baby Come Back
    Salome
    Ritmo Del Amor
    Seasons In The Sun
    Tears Of A Clone
    The Bells Of Alcazar
    Blues In G-Minor
    Breaking Free
    Almost Famous
    Don’t You Want Me
    Click Your Heart

    Alcazarized (2003)
    Dance With The DJ
    I Love The DJ
    Celebrate The Night
    Ménage À Trois
    Dancefloor Docusoap
    Not A Sinner Nor A Saint
    Funky Feet
    I Go Shopping
    Last Days Of Disco
    Chemistry
    Love Life
    Wonderland
    Singing To Heaven
    Here I Am
    Someday
    Save My Pride

    Dancefloor Deluxe (2004)
    This Is The World We Live In
    Physical
    Start The Fire
    Alcastar

    Disco Defenders (2009)
    We Keep On Rockin’
    Burning
    Stay The Night
    From Brazil With Love
    Inhibitions
    Harlem Nights
    Baby
    Jump Straight Into The Fire
    My My Me And Mine
    Funkytown
    Put The Top Down
    Thank You

    Random Miscellany
    Grillvagn
    Glamourama
    Nothing But The Video On
    Headlines
    Feel 4 You (Dream Beats ft. Alcazar)
    Karma Karma (Same Difference ft. Alcazar)
    One Two Three Four
    Blame It On The Disco
    Good Lovin
    Young Guns (Go For It)
    In The Name Of Love
     
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  3. What remains?

    Casino (2000)
    Sexual Guarantee
    Don’t Leave Me Alone
    Crying At The Discotheque
    Shine On
    Paradise
    Transmetropolis
    Stars Come Out At Night
    Paris In The Rain
    Baby Come Back
    Salome

    Ritmo Del Amor
    Seasons In The Sun
    Tears Of A Clone

    The Bells Of Alcazar
    Blues In G-Minor
    Breaking Free
    Almost Famous
    Don’t You Want Me
    Click Your Heart

    Alcazarized (2003)
    Dance With The DJ
    I Love The DJ
    Celebrate The Night
    Ménage À Trois
    Dancefloor Docusoap
    Not A Sinner Nor A Saint
    Funky Feet
    I Go Shopping

    Last Days Of Disco
    Chemistry
    Love Life
    Wonderland
    Singing To Heaven
    Here I Am
    Someday
    Save My Pride

    Dancefloor Deluxe (2004)
    This Is The World We Live In
    Physical
    Start The Fire
    Alcastar

    Disco Defenders (2009)
    We Keep On Rockin’
    Burning
    Stay The Night
    From Brazil With Love
    Inhibitions
    Harlem Nights
    Baby
    Jump Straight Into The Fire
    My My Me And Mine
    Funkytown
    Put The Top Down
    Thank You

    Random Miscellany
    Grillvagn
    Glamourama
    Nothing But The Video On
    Headlines
    Feel 4 You (Dream Beats ft. Alcazar)
    Karma Karma (Same Difference ft. Alcazar)
    One Two Three Four
    Blame It On The Disco
    Good Lovin
    Young Guns (Go For It)
    In The Name Of Love​
     
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  4. Until you submit your scores, I Don’t Wanna C U (2nite).

     
  5. Team Sheila!



    Unless I find something new I love as much or more!
     
  6. @iheart this rate, bring on the fun.
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  7. What will finish last then?
     
  8. Alcastar should have went to Eurovision and win the whole thing!
     
  9. Are you forgetting the embarrassment of riches that was MF2005?





     
  10. No, but Alcastar was better. Imagine having such a great lineup nowadays in Melfest.
     
  11. Remember when the Pet Shop Boys wrote 2 songs for them?

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  12. I FUCKING LOVE ALCAZAR.
     
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  14. The perfect pre Eurovision warm up!
     
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  15. I don't know much but I'm willing to learn and @iheartpoptarts you're in for this too right?
     
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  16. Of course! Maybe we can plug it sometime?

    P.S. I love lasagna and high heels.
     
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  17. Definitely we need to.
     
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  18. ssa

    ssa



    I'm SO into this.
    Let me smash the 1 and 0 buttons on my keyboard. Using them together, that is, ain't nothing worth a 0 in their discography.

    But Alcastar was a disgrace.
     
  19. ALCAZAR
    SOLO SPOTLIGHT

    When/If I feel inspired, I will post some of my favorite solo endeavors from the members of the Pentagon of Pop.

    Magnus has arguably had the most prolific career beyond Alcazar. Prior to joining the group, he spent ten years as the lead singer for the dansband Barbados. Together they released eight albums and competed three times in Melodifestivalen. Following Alcazar’s initial dissolution, Magnus has released multiple solo albums along with multiple C******as albums.

    On 2010’s Pop Galaxy, Magnus worked with the Swedish production team Pitchline, best known for their work on Velvet’s The Queen. I’ve selected his album track “Take Me To Your Heart” for this Alcazar Solo Spotlight. You know I am generally here for a dance bop, but especially one that gives me Modern Talking / BWO vibes.


     
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