ALBUM: Erika Vikman – ‘Erika Vikman’

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What’s this? Finnish pop legend Erika Vikman has today released her debut album. Titled – what else – ‘Erika Vikman’.
How can you be a pop legend before you’ve released your debut album? Because you are Erika Vikman.
What’s on the album? An intro, an outro, the era-defining ‘Cicciolina’, its subsequent two hits ‘Syntisten Pöytä’ and ‘Häpeä’, plus six more tracks for your perusal and pleasure.
What’s it like? An album of hi-camp synthpop inspired by the more glamorous sides of the ’70s and ’80s. Even the slow-tempo (if you could call them slow) numbers are beyond decent and ludicrously decadent. It’s an album to play from start to finish – with there being no dip in quality throughout. Like a gripping film you can’t look away from, the drama never ceases.
Highlights? The gems here are bountiful and rich, but there were two of the new tracks that made an even bigger impression than the rest. ‘Aikuisten Rannekkeet’ for serving us Flashdance on acid, and ‘Amorin Siivet’ for gifting the world with a timeless torch-song to be enjoyed for decades to come. And really, you can’t ask for much more than that. All this and ‘Cicciolina’, to boot. As we said – pop legend.

You can find ‘Aikuisten Rannekkeet’ and ‘Amorin Siivet’ on our Best New Synthpop playlist.

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