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on 31 January 2009
Swedish band The Knife have drifted through the european electronica scene comfortably for some time, that was until the explosion of Jose Gonzalez's cover of 'Heartbeats' thanks to a certain colourful TV advert. If like many you are approaching this album as a fan of Gonzalez's sweet, soft acoustic version, this album will likely disapoint with the famous opening track making the rest of the album look somewhat average. If however you can seperate the remaining 13 songs from 'Heartbeats', this album is a solid exercise in electronica. At times heartfelt, sometimes warped, others infectiously catchy, The Knife do here as they do best delivering obscure dance which although doesn't always exhilarate, does consistently entertain. A rewarding experience for anyone who can put aside Mr. Gonzalez's efforts.