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Oslo City


Download links and information about Oslo City by Mensen. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Rock, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 33:07 minutes.

Artist: Mensen
Release date: 2003
Genre: Rock, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 14
Duration: 33:07
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No. Title Length
1. Keep Up! 2:35
2. One Minute Away 2:19
3. Move Over 1:44
4. Start Over Again 2:54
5. One Way Street 2:45
6. Bosnia 2:18
7. Piece Of My Heart 2:11
8. Twenty-One 1:47
9. The Hard Way 2:08
10. The Night Before The Morning After 2:41
11. Sandy Starlight 3:18
12. Monday Morning Blues 2:05
13. I Stand Tall 2:42
14. (Bonus Track) 1:40



"Kicked out-Kicked In" was the fist-pumping anthem of Mensen's 2000 full-length debut, Delusions of Grandeur. With its disaffected lyrics and a guitar riff set to full auto, the song defined the Norwegian punk quartet's scrappy sound. The Runaways/Joan Jett influences are still front and center on Mensen's 2003 follow-up, Oslo City. But the songwriting has grown stronger, without losing any of the grit or vodka-heat lighting that drove the band in the first place. "Move Over" is a one-minute-and-35-second bopper complete with a chorus full of "Woah-oh-WOAH-oh!"s that will sound great in a red-lit basement club somewhere. The hip-shaking continues with "Start Over Again," which seems to have bitten the head off of a new wave dance single and screwed it onto the body of a punk rock shouter. Mensen shows some real depth with the '50s teen-angst pop of "Bosnia," which is made even better by spectacular production (incorporating acoustic guitars and glockenspiels over girl group harmony vocals). The song is a nice respite between the sweaty, fist-pumping bursts of melody-drenched punk that are Mensen's bread and butter. Oslo City ends strong with "Sandy Starlight," which represents best the progression of Mensen's sound. As a tightly wound, heavily distorted bassline combines with lead guitarist Christine Sixteen's fiery leads, Mary Currie's vocals trace the story of her titular character with both poignancy and punk rock fury.