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Coming from someone who listens to Thrash metal!,
This review is from: First Band on the Moon (Audio CD)Most might be surprised at a metal head like me listening and enjoying this CD, but I'm not ashamed! The Cardigans are a brilliant band. They combine happy-happy vintage pop music with extremely dark lyrics. The result? A very enjoyable and fulfilling listening experience.
At first listen, you might think "UGH this band is too happy!" But pay close attention to the lyrics - you'll see the dark underlying themes present in all the songs. Nina even cusses on one of the songs, but sings it with such a happy go lucky voice that you wouldn't notice it at first glance.
The entire CD is great and varied in sound . The dance-disco of "Lovefool" to the cold drumming of "Heartbreaker," and the beautiful and ominous violin on "Great Divide", it all sounds like a love story gone wrong. The guitar work is very well placed and the bass rythmically follows every song with grace. The added effects such as additional back-up singers and violins adds to the entire album. On top of all this, Nina Persson's soothing voice just lulls me to sleep and relaxation every time I listen to this. This is an album that should be listened to with headphones at night, that way you'll get the full experience.
If you enjoyed this CD and want to hear the Cardigans in a new direction, check out "Gran Turismo"
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Initial post: Apr 16, 2009 10:34:29 PM PDT
I listen to lots of metal myself and I also like this band. I have this album along with Gran Turismo. Gran Turismo is a little better in my opinion but this is still excellent.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2010 12:41:52 AM PDT
Robert S. Pyon says:
It's funny that you like the cardigans. Maybe ironic is a better word because the guitarist and drummer played mainly heavy metal music before teaming up with Nina Persson. Heavy metal's loss is pop music's gain, I guess.
Posted on Oct 1, 2011 9:22:28 PM PDT
marc milton-talbot says:
You're right about this band being quality and attractive to metalheads like myself.I'd never heard of them before I discovered them in a bunch of  secondhand minidiscs that I bought which had music on.I deleted all but this band and one called A-Ha [The Living Daylights track]..both Swedish as it turns out...nuff said.
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