Roxette certainly know the formula, as they should – they’ve had 25 years to learn it. On Charm School, their first album in a decade, every song sits comfortably within the two-and-a-half to four minute regulation pop song length. Soft verses are followed by loud choruses. There are a few ballads in there, presumably to show their sensitive side. But how does it stack up to the cheesy Roxette we all remember?
On February 11 the unlikely becomes reality. After 25 years as a world-famous act with 70 million albums sold, one of Sweden’s biggest pop groups, Roxette steps back into the spotlight. They do it with Charm School, a new album with twelve songs in a style that’s best described as “updated classic Roxette”. The chances [...]