The Platinum Album

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An exuberant foray into pumping, postmodern Euro pop, THE PLATINUM ALBUM will tickle even the most serious music fan's fancy. Vengaboys' debut lays waste to the cynics, puts the swagger into the walkman wearer's gait, and provide insurmountable competition to the likes of Steps and B*Witched in providing the intoxicating dance beat for those summer discotheque excursions. Starting with the swoon-some ode "Shalala Lala," a ditty that will accompany many a passionate evening's embrace, this album blossoms into a pop-tastic tour de force.

PLATINUM moves from the hi-energy dance anthem "Kiss (When the Sun Don't Shine)" to the chilled, reggae-tinged groove of "Uncle John from Jamaica." It's a swathe of rampant, frolic-inducing tune-smithery, and there's no choice but to waggle whenever one hears a Vengaboys beat. All said, this work encompasses the Vengaboys' fun-for-fun's-sake ethic, and only the most churlish critic could deny the worth of this as a soundtrack to the teenybopper's evening.

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