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Bad Radiator - 2012 Hypnotize

ARTIST: Bad Radiator
ALBUM: Hypnotize
LABEL: Crazy Feelgood Music
YEAR: 2012


LINEUP: Mikael Lundgren - vocals, keyboards * Klas Bergvall - guitars * Roger Hansson - drums * Janne Persson - bass

TRACK LISTING: 01 Wan't You Out Of My Life * 02 Do You Still Think Of Me * 03 Closer * 04 Does Anybody Know * 05 I Want To Believe * 06 Don't Walk Away * 07 Alexandra * 08 Hypnotize * 09 Think Twice * 10 So Cold * 11 When She Smiles * 12 Nothin's Like The First Kiss * 13 I Know What I Like * 14 Missing You Badly


WEBLINKS: www.reverbnation.com/badradiator

Talk about confused! This lot can't decide what they want to be. Once they do, call the operator and let the whole world know. It's hard rock in spots, it's west coast, it's pop, even a dose of schmaltzy jazz thrown in. WTF! Talk about pot pourri. Yes, pourri of the Swedish kind. Firstly, I'm wondering where this lot stole their name from. Originally labelled as Grace (a Stockholm based outfit from the 80's), these guys became Bad Radiator. I wonder if they sat back and watched far too many episodes of Olivia Dunham and Walter Bishop on 'Fringe', whose production company was called Bad Robot! Robots, Radiators, yeah, name association aside, the Radiatored Ones are a musical enigma for sure, but the redeeming feature is that 'Hypnotize' is a pretty classy affair all the way through, but then again, what do you expect from melodic hard rock emanating from Sweden? Singer and keyboardist Mikael Lundgren does his best Darren Hayes (Savage Garden) impersonation, while the music oscillates between pop rock oriented stuff from Michael Learns To Rock, to Richard Marx, the aforementioned Aussie heart-throbs Savage Garden and perhaps a touch of fellow Swedes Osukaru, Crossfade, Indigo and Sonic Station.

The Songs
Released just prior to Christmas 2012, there's 14 songs on offer here. Far too many to review in one sitting, so we'll cherry-bomb (sorry.. cherry-pick) some of these. 'Do You Still Think Of Me' is hard to pigeon-hole, a melding of all of the above perhaps, with an orchestral backing to boot, but the synth solo is killer, Roadmaster like levels I'll have you know.. 'Don't Walk Away' is pure Swedish west-coast, while 'Alexandra' takes it one level higher with it's west coast, funk, hi-tech merger coming together nicely. The beautiful acoustic 'I Want To Believe' has got hit-single written all over it, while the tinker-tap piano could be Richard Marx on any other day. Another highlight is the very commercial 'When She Smiles'. This song could eek out some mileage given half the chance. On some songs, the guitars stand out more than most: 'Closer' and the opener 'Want You Out Of My Life' are two of these.

In Summary
Feedback on the Net has so far pointed fingers at Lundgren's vocals. Get over it losers. It takes more than just the voice to complete the total package. And from what I'm hearing, there are far worse to choose from. Certainly not the be-all and end-all of Swedish albums, but 'Hypnotize' should cause a few shaken and stirred in 2013 among the Swedish lovers out there on the Net. Don't be shy, take a listen.

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#1 | Carl Noonan on March 26 2013 19:37:08
Can't comment on the music as I haven't heard any of it yet, but the name has to be one of the worst in the history of rock. Terrible name, what were they thinking ?
#2 | Eric on March 27 2013 16:09:36
Band name sounds like something more akin to Country music.
#3 | gdazegod on December 02 2015 20:07:30
BR are one of my musical indulgences. Every music lover has one right? These guys are it.. Smile
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