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The Concretes Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (21 Jun 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Licking Fingers
  • ASIN: B0002C1DZ2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 249,506 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Say Something New
2. You Canít Hurry Love
3. Chico
4. New Friend
5. Diana Ross
6. Warm Night
7. Foreign Country
8. Seems Fine
9. Lovin Kind
10. Lonely As Can Be
11. This Oneís For You
12. Concretes For Computers: Warm Night Video Starring The Leopard And His Girlfriend, A Short Film Starring The Concretes, Snap Shots and More.

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The Concretes' superb eponymous debut is the product of a long and complicated history. The Stockholm-based group started life as an all-girl trio, but has since expanded to a larger concern with eight core members and a floating crew of backing singers, harpists, violinists and cellists. Corralling such a large cast into anything like a coherent vision is no easy task, but it's one that the Concretes manage with some aplomb on a consistently spectacular album. The sound conjured by the Concretes' orchestra, unlikely though it might seem, owes most to Mazzy Star and the Velvet Underground. There's also an affinity for Motown, demonstrated by the titles "Diana Ross" and "You Can't Hurry Love" (not a cover version) and by a knack for wedding simple pop tunefulness to complex musical arrangements. Mostly, however, the mood is one of studied, luxuriant gloom. All the Concretes' songs even the more upbeat ones, are conveyed with a similar tone of lachrymose sincerity, and the languid, slurring drawl of Concretes vocalist Victoria Bergsman is evocative of both Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval and the Velvets' ice-maiden collaborator Nico. --Andrew Mueller

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars warm swedish lovin' 14 Jun 2005
Format:Audio CD
A beautiful collection of slightly off-kilter gems. The whole album has a childlike pop-iness that is endearing and full of hooky pleasures. Highlights for me were the chilled swirl of "Chico", the drunken bounce of "Warm Night" and "Foriegn Country", and the booty-shaking "You Can't Hurry Love".
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5.0 out of 5 stars well, i like it 2 July 2004
Format:Audio CD
Actually no, I don't like it, I love it. It is pop as it should be. Sweet and shiny, short and super hot. All these songs make me swoon and smile like a gibbon. and I reckon a gibbon swoons and smiles pretty good. It is a case of substance and style not either/or. If you like the Shins, Beach Boys and have a certain prediliction for beautiful female voices ala nico, then you're gonna love this one. Pop album of this year, many years past and many years to come.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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i recently bought the concretes self titled debut album after hearing good stuff about them; nme gave them an outstanding review and call me easily persuaded, i went out and bought it after listening to only one song. the album is quite understated with every song sounding similar. this i believe to be a good thing because every uplifting track belnds into the next and they are all calming and do not bash your eardrums into oblivion. catchy enough to make you hum the tunes all day and also brilliant for a lazy day drinking in the sun or played quietly on your cd player while drifting off. the fact that the band is from sweden and have eight members makes for a distinctly rich (but like i said understated) sound. i recommend this album to anyone who likes good music that doesnt have to be cranked up to be listened to
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid debut 16 July 2004
Format:Audio CD
Imagine the VU's 'banana album' produced by Berry Gordy. An excellent debut that wears it's influences on it's sleeve whilst puffing away on Carribean woodbines. Motown and 60's pop influences are scattered throughout and a lead singer who makes Nico sounds positivly manic, strong sparse indie sounds interspersed with a great brass sound.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something good.
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