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Nina Persson Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (10 Feb 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Lojinx
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,836 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

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One of Swedens biggest, brightest stars as the lead singer for the Cardigans, Nina Persson, is about to release her first solo album under her own name. The hotly anticipated Animal Heart will be released on Feb 10th 2014 on Lojinx. This is the first solo release from Nina, and her first album since she, Niclas Frisk and Nathan Larson released Colonia as A Camp in 2009. The Cardigans have not released an album since Super Extra Gravity in 2005. Animal Heart was written and produced by Nina along with her husband film composer & novelist Nathan Larson (A Camp, Shudder To Think) and Eric D. Johnson (The Shins, Fruit Bats). The most difficult and maybe also the best thing about going solo is probably all the decisions you make alone. Somewhere inside, I have a very clear clock, a gut feeling, that says what I think. I have forced myself to just keep going and follow only my gut with this album. I have simply no time to dwell on things anymore which I did a lot before, says Nina.

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1. Animal Heart
2. Burning Bridges for Fuel
3. Dreaming of Houses
4. Clip Your Wings
5. Jungle
6. Food for the Beast
7. Digestif
8. Forgot to Tell You
9. Catch Me Crying
10. The Grand Destruction Game
11. Silver
12. This Is Heavy Metal

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The heart of Nina Persson 16 Feb 2014
By Mr. D. K. Smith TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Animal Heart is Nina Persson's first solo album, although the two albums released under the name of A Camp (the first was a collaboration between Persson and Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse, the second was recorded with her husband Nathan Larson) have been regarded by many as being solo albums in everything but name.

It's fair to say that the two A Camp albums never had the same appeal or sales as, say, Gran Tursimo-era Cardigans, and if Persson has decided to emerge from the relative obscurity of A Camp and record under her own name in order to capture some of the more casual Cardigans fans, what will they find?

Animal Heart chugs along in a mostly mid-tempo mode, so there's nothing as arresting as "Erase/Rewind" or "My Favourite Game". It does sound unmistakably like Persson though, with good melodies, some memorable choruses and occasionally frayed vocals.

First, and title, track "Animal Heart" is a great way to open, as it's a confident and attractive pop song, whilst other highlights include "Forgot to Tell You" which is a breakup song that succeeds in spite of a slightly cluttered production and "Food for the Beast" where the various overdubs add something to the track. Elsewhere the more stripped-back feel of "This Is Not Heavy Metal" is very appealing.

In summary, Animal Heart has plenty to recommend it, although it does feel a little unengaging - maybe this is due to the fact that although Persson has stepped out of the shadows of A Camp to record under her own name, it's difficult to feel that by the end of the album you feel you know her any better - confessional songwriting this isn't.

But even if this does sometimes come off as polished pop that lacks heart, there's more than enough here to make it well worth checking out.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nina Persson - nice 23 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Am a massive fan of A camp and although Nina's voice has her usual loveliness the songs don't compare.
worth a listen though - maybe I haven't played it enough!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album! 14 Mar 2014
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
This is a beautiful album from the former lead singer of The Cardigans with wonderfully performed well-crafted songs. Being able to buy it on vinyl is a nice touch for those music lovers who prefer the packaging and sound of LPs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars perfect album to showcase a fabulous voice 19 Mar 2014
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From start to finish a joy to listen to!!.Simply a excellent album!!!
Once again NINA PERSSON delivers the goods,the equal or not better than her previous work via" A CAMP " and THE CARDIGANS.
I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS ALBUM,a wonderful start to newcomers of this Swedish artist.
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