Picks and Pans Review: Look Sharp!

updated 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

Roxette

This sappy Swedish duo, Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson, used to be solo stars back home. Since they teamed up and moved it on over here, they have been getting away with peddling a brand of pop that is relentlessly chipper and chirpy...and also deplorably formulaic. Their trashy brand of Eurodisco is almost enough to make one long for the return of that old Swedish quartet ABBA. Almost.

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