Sweden - Full Moon 73 - 09/21/02
3.00 AM Serenades
Marit Bergman used to sing with poppy punkers Candysuck, now she makes punky pop solo.
There's a sense of urgency to her songs that's very punky, even if the arrangements sugarcoat
the songs. The first single "Waste More Time" is the song that most recalls Bergman's past with
its buzzing guitars and hollered vocals. At the other end of the spectrum is the lushly arranged
pop confection "To Brazil" , which is sweet tale of escape.
Bergman's gift for catchy melodies saves her when her voice reveals its limitations in the
upper register. Lyrically she deals well with a failed relationship in "It Would Have been good"
detailing all the things they would have done. 'And you
would have taught me to ride a skateboard. I would have taught you to strike a bar chord'
Elsewhere she celebrates a boy with eyes like Keanu Reeves and contemplates a bitchy ex-friend.
It's not the most musically complex album, but it has an irresistible joi de vivre that makes it
Copyright © 2002 Anna Maria Stjärnell