Doug Brod
September 25, 1992 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Erasure: Abba-esque

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
music label
81176
genre
Pop, Reissues

We gave it a C+

For this collection of cover versions of some of the Swedish Chipmunks’ chestnuts, the British synth-pop duo offers four retro-’70s clips that are colorful, campy, and essentially meaningless. Musically, Erasure: Abba-esque somehow makes ”Lay All Your Love on Me,” ”S.O.S.,” ”Take a Chance on Me,” and ”Voulez Vous” sound even more artificial than the originals. C+

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