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Colonia

1 Feb 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Feb 2009
  • Label: Reveal Records
  • Copyright: 2009 Wigpowder under exclusive license to Reveal Records
  • Total Length: 43:30
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  • ASIN: B001P15MBK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,532 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By possessed.by.a.lemon TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Jan 2009
Format: Audio CD
I was growing increasingly impatient for a new Cardigans album. It's been a while, but listening to the second A Camp release leaves me wondering just what Nina Persson considers to be her side project nowadays. Colonia is one of those albums in which you discover a new favourite track as each song passes by. It's an impressively complete suite that flows perfectly with barely any concessions to filler.

Nina's voice continues to improve with age and the production will suit those drawn to the Cardigans' later efforts. Soft rock with a dark underbelly sits next to some great pop and soul. It's a shame that Colonia will be largely ignored and Nina forever remembered for LoveFool and My Favourite Game. Unless, that is, we the consumers don't allow it to be that way.

Over the years Nina has transformed into one of pop's most understated but cunning lyricists. In the album's first single, Stronger That Jesus, we're presented with love as a series of violent images. Love is 'poison in a bonbon', it can 'do you like a shotgun'. The punultimate track, It's Not Easy To Be Human, could come straight from the journals of Morrissey.

So on Nina's current form, a new Cardigans album, while welcome, is something that's a whole lot easier to wait for. Nope, instead I now find myself waiting as equally impatiently for the third A Camp LP.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter Lee TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Feb 2009
Format: Audio CD
Could this be the best album of 2009 already?

The first album by A Camp was a bit of a neglected classic, an album which popped up and disappeared almost without a trace, but is well worth seeking out. It doesn't really compare to "Colonia" though, as while the debut had some frankly weird and experimental tracks such as "The Oddness Of The Lord", "Colonia" is just gorgeous from start to finish.

Seek out the video to "Stronger Than Jesus" online and if you enjoy that you'll doubtless enjoy the rest, although that particular song is more poppy than many of the other tracks here. If compared to the albums of Nina's other band The Cardigans, "Colonia" is most like the fantastic "Long Gone Before Daylight", such is its sustained beauty and mood.

At first listen, "Colonia" is a wonderful album, and I'm already doubting that anything will better this in 2009. A gem.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mike Hunt on 25 Mar 2009
Format: Audio CD
My mate kept banging on about this album, to shut him up I gave it a listen even though I was no big fan of the cardigans.
Well, this is a collection of varied melodious well crafted pop songs. Immaculate production. I won't tell my mate though, he's smug enough!
Well worth buying.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mike H on 25 Jan 2009
Format: Audio CD
Well here it is the long awaited follow up to A CAMP, the stunning debut by the band of the same name. From the moving opening song "The Crowning" to the reflective closer "The Weed Had Got There First" the album doesn't let down the listener once!

Highlights include the first single "Stronger Than Jesus", "My America", "I Signed The Line", "Bear On The Beach", "Love Has Left The Room" and "It's Not Easy To Be Human" I have to give a special mention to the beautiful duet "Gold Teeth And Silver Medals" and the Adam and the Ants inspired "Here Are Many Wild Animals"

This is an absolute must for fans of The Cardigans.

I'm predicting this will be my number one album of 2009. Buy it now!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Aug 2009
Format: Audio CD
It seems to be turning into a bit of a Swedish weekend.
You know how it is. You can stand waiting for a Number 8
bus for half-an-hour or more and then three come along
all at once. Having just been blown away by Hello Saferide
Ms Persson and Friends' new album 'Colonia' delivers a
welcome double-whammy of Scandinavian charm.

We are, of course, familiar with Ms Persson's estimable work with
The Cardigans and should be grateful that she can also manage
a little bit on the side with such satisfyingly creative aplomb.

Is it just me or have you, too, noticed just
how much good music there is in the world ?

There are 10 very fine songs (plus one stinker and a briefly irrelevant sonic interlude)
in this collection, bound together by the considerable musical talents of
Messrs Larson and Friskand and a richly talented group of supportive friends,
including the wonderful Joan Wasser on violin and viola and Jane Scarpantoni on cello.

Ms Persson's voice is not a particularly distinctive instrument
but despite her limitations in both range and tonal variation
she pulls off a perfectly pleasant performance.
The quality of the writing carries her through and wins every time.
(I'd have stretched to five stars had it not been for the truly horrible 'My America').

Highlights include cracking opening track 'The Crowning', a worthy anthemic composition
full of wonderfully pithy and bitter observations (not a lady to mess with one suspects !).

The sixties-tinged 'Love Has Left The Room' is a beautifully constructed song.
I found myself imagining what Dusty Springfield would have done with it.
It really is that good ! Ms Persson does a very good job with it too !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Longley on 7 April 2009
Format: Audio CD
A welcome return and worth the wait. Nina's voice sounds as fresh as on the earlier Cardigans recordings, and the sound is reassuringly easy with not a weak track on the album.
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