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The Lion's Roar [VINYL]

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Swedish sisters First Aid Kit have gone from teenage fans covering Fleet Foxes for fun to recording Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “Universal Soldier” in Nashville with Jack White in his Third Man Studios. Originally signed by The Knife's Rabid Records, Wichita Recordings signed them in 2009, releasing their "Drunken Trees" EP. This was follow by their debut LP “The ... Read more in Amazon's First Aid Kit Store

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  • Vinyl (23 Jan 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wichita Recordings
  • ASIN: B0062Y9DF6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,192 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Lion's Roar
2. Emmylou
3. In the Hearts of Men
4. Blue
5. This Old Routine
6. To a Poet
7. I Found a Way
8. Dance to Another Tune
9. New Years Eve
10. King of the World

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LP Ft. Conor Oberst

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Once upon a time two sisters walked into a Swedish forest, one with a guitar the other looking painfully young at the age of 16 and they both sang a song. The tune in question was a spine tingling cover of Fleet Foxes "Tiger mountain peasant song" and the sisters posted a video of it on the internet. It turned into a quiet and persistent sensation having been viewed well over 2 million times. The sisters in question were Johanna Söderberg and Klara Söderberg and their band is First Aid Kit. Happily suspending the fact that they are from Sweden they produce the type of Americana which is heartfelt and passionate, Their debut album 2010s "Big Black & The Blue" was a showcase for their brilliant voices although it was if truth be told a tad downbeat, lacking in variety in some parts and the echoes of Robin Pecknold's Seattle wonders were everywhere.

On their latest album "The Lions Roar" there is a clear and determined attempt made to rock things up and give a bigger sound. The bittersweet harmonies remain firmly in place but better songs with fuller production are everywhere plus growing signs that the sisters can write a fine set of lyrics. They recently reduced Patti Smith to a tearful wreck with a stirring version of her "Dancing Barefoot", yet it is to that other female giant of music that this albums finest song is dedicated. "Emmylou" name checks the romance of Harris with her true love Gram Parsons, plus June Carter with the Man in Black. It could easily be clichéd and trite but instead it is a splendid country concoction and possibly the finest thing the sisters have done. There must be composers in Nashville thinking that a monster has been created in Stockholm that can out countrify them in every respect.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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just been to Manchester to watch a First Aid Kit gig and was blown away just how good these girls are. Absolutely wonderful songwriting ability and maturity way beyond there young age. Both sisters possess great voices with great range and projection.The vocals are as good live as any studio produced cd

There is not one bad track or filler on this album the quality remains constantly high throughout each track.

Its easy to forget these girls are Swedish such is the rich Americana folk sound and vocals.

I will stick my head on the line and say this is the 2012 album of the year and a must for anyone with an ounce of musical nouse.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding album! 26 Jan 2012
Format:Audio CD
This is a truly outstanding album. Superb composition, vocals, balance - a lovely overall sound that cannot really be classified. Very talented band with a great future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, brilliant, brilliant 17 May 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This a superb album, indie folk / pop at its best. 10 great tracks, no fillers, amazing voacls, and fantastic music. Since playing the album for the first time, the CD hasnt left my CD player, and I was hooked on the first listen. Certain albums are growers and take time to win you over, not this one, its brilliant from track 1 - track 10. So glad I came across this album and have now booked my ticket for November 22nd in Manchester. Dear Klara / Johanna, please follow this great album with another. Ian
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real surprise 17 April 2012
By chipper
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bought this on the recommendation of a friend after hearing Emmylou track on the radio. This is an excellent cd and was pleasantly surprised by the depth of some of the songs. You can hear the influence of the fleet foxes on some of the tracks which isn't a bad thing. They also seem to be friends with the Felice bros and Conor Oberst so keeping good company. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Swedish Smorgasbord of Musical Excellence 17 Mar 2012
By Tommy Dooley TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the second glorious album from Swedish sisters Klara and Johana Soderberg (and Benkt plus Mattias Bercqvist great names by the way) and a `difficult second album' this most certainly aint. It kicks off with the title track with a song that has one foot in country and the other infolk with pedal steel and mandolin to boot. `Emylou' is just beautiful with pared back simplicity and harmonious vocals to die for.
`In the hearts of men' slows down the pace but is hauntingly languid and just washes over you like sunshine on a winter's day (God I am getting real gushy here sorry). Track 4 `Blue' gets the tempo up a beat with a lovely song of missed chances.

`This old routine' is probably my favourite, although it is hard to choose from so many gems, with a rich lilting vocal on a tale of love worn through with beautiful mandolin and an underscored percussion that Tindersticks would be proud of (probably!) Track 8 `I found a way' is another tale of dark and flawed love that the beautiful harmonies hide like a gossamer veil.

Penultimate track `New Years Eve' is an effortless blending of simple arrangements with a crystal clear vocal that flows like a tributary to a great river. This leads us into `King of the World' which is a lovely slice of country life and we have guest instruments of violin, trumpet and accordion, almost a ho-down, and a great way to finish a truly beautiful album. I can't wait to see them later this year and for album number three, this though is an absolute triumph.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic CD beautifully sung! 14 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD
When I saw the video of The Lion's roar on MTV-Brandnew I was hooked! Fantastic haunting sound on this track. All tracks on the album are great! The second track they chose for a video makes you smile. What a happy sound! Together with the crystal clear voices this Cd is an experience!! About to order all previous cd's of this band!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab album
I cannot believe that I have not reviewed this until now. This music rarely stays off my system for long. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. S. J. Reilly
4.0 out of 5 stars Unusual sound
Most unusual sound produced by these two. I find it quite haunting but my wife hates it. All a matter of taste but I heard it in a shop as musak (and later at a hotel I was staying... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Don
5.0 out of 5 stars The Lions Roar
A much appreciated pristine copy of First Aid Kit's second album was retrieved within approx 48 hrs. of the purchase. Read more
Published 4 months ago by truckstop
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! So glad I checked this out!
Found this by accident really - was listening to preview tracks from loads of different albums.
This one really stood out and I'd never heard of these girls before. Read more
Published 8 months ago by S. K.
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful
Love their sound after hearing them on the TV. Have since got other albums and listen to their sound to relax.
Published 9 months ago by Derbyshireman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Fantastic Harmonies beautiful melodies love the scandinavian folk sound that seems to be drifting south. Americana with a northern soul
Published 12 months ago by Mhuwsic
4.0 out of 5 stars Very accessible
This is a good 'un. I'm no country fan but I enjoyed this album right from the first play. I was worried that it may be one of those that burns brightly for a short while then... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Sproston
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality
A beautiful album with wonderful singers. Very relaxing, interesting and hypnotic. Cant stop playing it at the moment. As good as their 1st album.
Published 15 months ago by alan wicker
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
I Bought this as a gift. It Went down a treat, she was really pleased with it. I've listened to it too and it's really good
Published 15 months ago by Amy
4.0 out of 5 stars Sound like angles....
Great work by the swedish girls! Geat songs - and they sing like angles.....I love it. Have to check the old stuff....
Published 16 months ago by Lars Hg Jensen
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