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Daydreams & Nightmares [Explicit Lyrics]

Those Dancing Days Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (28 Feb 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Wichita Recordings
  • ASIN: B004D0B0K2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 143,208 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. I'll Be Yours 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Dream About Me 3:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Help Me Close My Eyes 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Can't Find Entrance 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Fuckarias [Explicit] 2:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Forest Of Love 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. When We Fade Away 4:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Keep Me In Your Pocket 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Know Where You Live Pt. 2 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. One Day Forever [feat. Orlando Weeks] 3:260.99  Buy MP3 

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BBC Review

When Sweden’s Those Dancing Days first shimmied across the Northern Sea at the start of 2008, they were chiefly noted for extreme youth (some were still schoolgirls), the alluring voice of Linnea Jönsson, a breathlessly pretty single in Hitten and a sweetly shambling debut album that didn’t quite live up to that song's potential. Given their status as one-hit wonders, taking two-and-a-half years to release a follow-up risked losing the band all momentum (remember Black Kids?). But it’s been a risk worth taking: Daydreams & Nightmares deserves to catapult them into indie pop’s premier league.

On the first few listens, the album is less immediate than the debut, but patience reveals it to be richer, more eclectic and far more satisfying. They can still sound deliciously Spector-esque – as when Dream About Me marries Jönsson’s sumptuous melody to the band’s deep, percussive instrumentation - but they add nervy new wave rhythms, greedy helpings of synth and vastly improved performances by all the players. Listening to the lovely Help Me Close My Eyes, with its rippling rhythm and deft shifts in pace, you can hear how much the years of touring have tightened them musically.

Their hard work is rewarded on the gorgeous I’ll Be Yours, its propulsive bass and sighing synths rushing the listener into the arms of a soar-away chorus. If it weren’t for Jönsson’s creamy vocal, this could be The Cure at their giddy mid-80s peak. Sonically, Can’t Find Entrance is tougher and tauter, but just as hard to resist, while the fidgety, melancholy Keep Me in Your Pocket is so doe-eyed vulnerable it would soften Stalin’s stony heart.

Lyrically, Jönsson neurotically picks at the theme of new love, with the musical mood swings and sudden outbursts of intensity to match. A song as bruising as I Know Where You Live pt 2 is swiftly followed by the dreamy reverie of One Day Forever, an entrancingly intimate duet with The Maccabees’ Orlando Weeks. There are a couple of lesser moments – notably the listless When We Fade Away – but mostly Daydreams & Nightmares bristles with the restless invention and sheer passion of youth and intelligence. Older people may find themselves admiring it, envying it or both; the young should just adore it.

--Jaime Gill

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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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They appear to have become good, or at least competent, musicians since their debut album in 2008. Sadly this seems to have come at the expense of their identity. They created such distinctive music (borderline unique) on In Our Space Hero Suits, so it's rather disappointing for them to deliver a competent but rather bland 38 minute second album.

The better musicianship I assume has sanded down a lot of the interesting rough edges and two of their most distinctive features have changed - no more cheap organ and the lead singer's girlie voice has changed, although that's probably a natural thing that she has no control over.

1. Reaching Forward (5 out of 10 stars)
Synths instead of the cheesy Hammond organ - shame as it was such a large part of their sound and identity. Competent modern pop but a bit bland and faceless. This could be by anyone. Also the lead singer's voice has matured, which again robs them of much of their unique identity. The lyrics, aimed at a vague mid-distance, reminds me of U2 without the pomp.

2. I'll Be Yours (6 out of 10 stars)
Nothing great and it's again rather faceless. It does have a very nice one finger plinky keyboard part in it from time to time (which if done on her old Hammond organ would have made it sound even more like the ping from Pink Floyd's Echoes).

3. Dream About Me (6 out of 10 stars)
Another competent pop song of no great distinction.

4. Help Me Close My Eyes (6 out of 10 stars)
Slightly more sparse sounding song. Decent.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun indie pop 16 May 2011
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I totally disagree with the first review. This is a fun indie pop album with a ton of energy. The songs are driven by a fantastic drummer and the singer has a style all her own. After one listen i wanted to hit replay and start from the beginning again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as their first 4 Nov 2011
By C. V. Tharp - Published on
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It took me a few listens, but it really grew on me, and it's a toss-up on which one I want to listen to now. Many great moments throughout, with some of my favorites being "I'll Be Yours," "Can't Find Entrance," "Keep Me In Your Pocket," and "I Know Where You Live Pt. II."
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its just rock and roll. 8 Oct 2011
By James Graves - Published on
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The first reviewer is a troll. This is a good rock and roll record. Great to listen to in the car on a long drive.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album 11 May 2013
By Tandi Jordan - Published on
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I love the beats. This group is really great, especially this album. Well worth the purchase. I recommend it highly. Done.
1 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars atrocious 28 April 2011
By Lovblad - Published on
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from their pictures I knew this was going to be bad: this is a group of very young Swedish women trying to be cool about thier nerdiness...and boy...this was worse than I thought. Do not buy! It is difficult to describe, really. Probably funny in some ways, but I think they are serious...unfortunately.
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