Ray Wonder We Got To Be Good To Each Other(MNW)
We Got To Be Good To Each Other[I](MNW)[/I]
Straight outta the popcore heartland of northern Sweden, [a]Ray Wonder[/a] have toured with The Cardigans and The Wannadies and make exactly the sugar-coated powerpop you might reasonably expect.
Conservative fare, then, but zingy and melodic rather than hamstrung by leaden traditionalism. They also do a novelty bossa nova cover of James Brown‘s ‘It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World’ which seems intended as a sincere homage rather than the unwittingly kitsch demolition job it becomes. Hats off for bonkers ambition.