Oh, pop music. No matter what it is that other genres have to offer, I always come back to you. There isn't quite anything else that breaks my heart and makes my brain bubble quite the way a pleasant melody can. A great pop record can seemingly solve all my problems, and even do more than set me at ease, because a great pop record makes you feel happy. In fact, I do believe the world would be doing a lot better if we were all listening to The Leslies' 1996 release Totally Brilliant.
There is something remarkably sweet and endearing about this record. Whether is it the charming simplicity of the tracks or the error-riddled English (The Leslies are Swedish-- and normally I can be somewhat snobby about my language of choice, but it is somehow just so cute here) it is hard to say. Whatever it is that makes the record for you, it still will. Because this album is awesome.