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Album Review

After years of wanting to forget the hideous clothes, music, and politics of the 1980s, the kitsch and cool of that era are once again embraced through music, so hooray for the second coming of candied synth beats and chunky guitar riffs à la the Killers, the Hives, and Franz Ferdinand. Sweden's Sahara Hotnights get in on the game with their second album, Kiss & Tell. Produced by Fireside songwriter/Hives engineer Pelle Gunnerfeldt, Kiss & Tell is much more approachable and playful compared to the band's 2002 debut, Jennie Bomb. The slick punk edges of "Fire Alarm" and "On Top of Your World" are replaced with glossy pop touches and a polish that would make the Go-Go's, Cheap Trick, and Big Star blush with pride for what they created two decades before. Vocalist Maria Andersson finally shines as a singer; she's vocally focused in her delivery while the harmonies coming from the Asplund sisters are equally fine-tuned, making Kiss & Tell fun right from the start. From the brassy cheers of "Hot Night Crash" and "Who Do You Dance For?" to the foxy Runaways-like impression of "Walk on the Wire," the energy of Kiss & Tell seduces you to twist your hips like never before. The kaleidoscopic twang of "Nerves" combines '70s Detroit rock with doo wop threads for a fantastic corroboree. Sahara Hotnights simply intended to make an album that's dance-crafty; however, those who adored the punk aesthetic and its unapologetic stance on Jennie Bomb might balk at their attempt. Kiss & Tell comes off a bit contrived and lackluster in the beginning, but after a few spins you'll grasp (and thirst) for its sonic goodness. For a sophomore record, Sahara Hotnights did what made sense for them without concerning themselves with the politics of it all. It's a solid album, stylistically more friendly but not necessarily mind-blowing. They're making progress and so far, so good.

Customer Reviews

superb

I usually do not like all girl bands, but the Sahara Hotnights are the exception to the rule. They blend pop, classic rock, and punk in such a way that is hard to resist. The songs are musically impressive, with very good guitar riffs, but they are just catchy enough that you'll have them stuck in your head. I usually don't write reviews, I'm just writing this because they deserve more attention on Itunes. Honestly, Kiss & Tell is my personal favorite (I don't know why their other albums aren't on here, maybe because they are from Sweden.) Kiss & Tell is energetic, honest, and addicting. I've never gotten tired of this album. Perfect for road trips to sing along in the car... do yourself a favor and BUY THIS ALBUM!

I love it!!!!!

This band rocks!!!! I dont like many female bands but sahara rocks!!!! I love their music videos too. I love them!

Pop/Punk Perfection

I can't think of a better example of pop/punk in the 2000s, or any era for that matter, that is as perfect as this record. Each and every song is catchy as hell and have just enough rough edges to avoid being too polished. This band has never sounded better.

Biography

Formed: 1996 in Sweden

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s

While growing up in northern Sweden during the hey day of grunge, the four ladies of Sahara Hotnights needed something tangible to beat the boredom of being teenagers. Naturally, Maria Andersson (vocals/ guitars), Josephine Forsman (drums) and sisters Jennie Asplund (guitars), Johanna Asplund (bass) formed a band. They were already under the influence of Blondie, The Clash and The Ramones, so Sahara Hotnights structured themselves under seventies punk rock for a stylish, post-grunge sound of their...
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