Although unlikely ever to reproduce the success that made them regular cover stars for Smash Hits, A-ha continue to create quality albums which make a mockery of their former teen-idol status. Despite apparent public difference (though their tours still cover some of the largest stadia), A-ha haven't actually changed their style that much in twenty years. Still creating that epic widescreen pop sound courtesy of the twin synth attack from Pal Waaktaar and
Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket's falsetto remains an instrument of wonder and only a stronger rhythmic element and a broodier approach to songwriting has been added since. The title track to 'Analogue', 'Celice' and 'Birthright' would all have charted twenty years ago whilst ballads such as 'Holy Ground' and 'A Fine Blue Line' are superior to their equivalents from 2002's 'Lifelines'. So even if 'Analogue' is a few songs too long to approach the excellence of 2000's 'Minor Earth Major Sky', this is one Eighties' act that have showed staying power whilst others merely regurgitate the old hits.