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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible.
What an absolutely incredible record this is!
Its like the whole folk movement of the 60s didn't happen till now.
Fragile beauty runs seamlessly through each track.
Joan Baez and Bob Dylan must be the TEENAGE sisters grandparents.
A timeless classic that gets better with every listen.
Maturity far beyond their years just what the future bring is...
Published on 20 Feb 2010 by Paul Price

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4 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How disappointing. Nowhere near as good as Lion's Roar...
I purchased this album as I fell in love with their second album The Lion's Roar and hoped for other beautiful tunes, as on this later album.
Alas, it was not to be. Not a single tune worth re-playing. It left me wondering how on earth they improved so much from this first pretty pub-singing-esque effort - to the classic that is Lion's Roar. Sorry, but 2/5 would...
Published on 26 Aug 2012 by Duncan Rose


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible., 20 Feb 2010
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Paul Price "ironicbliss" (Wales) - See all my reviews
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What an absolutely incredible record this is!
Its like the whole folk movement of the 60s didn't happen till now.
Fragile beauty runs seamlessly through each track.
Joan Baez and Bob Dylan must be the TEENAGE sisters grandparents.
A timeless classic that gets better with every listen.
Maturity far beyond their years just what the future bring is anyone's guess.
Going by this record life can only help enrich an already well executed take on life's twists and turns.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prodigious, 12 Feb 2010
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Sandman "Sandman" (Brighton United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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Since buying this a few days ago, I have listened to little else, and only then because I know I ought to. These two really are something: both are good singers individually, but when they combine in harmony, it's almost supernatural. When you consider how young they are, and that they are singing in a second language, then this album and the earlier EP, are phenomenal.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!, 9 May 2013
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M. Hirst "M the Saxophonist" (South Wales) - See all my reviews
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I love this CD. I know others have said it isn't so good, it being their first one, but if you listen to it more than once you will see how wonderful it is. Highly recommend a listen.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Sounds - New Voices, 31 Jan 2010
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This beautiful album by Swedish sisters Klara and
Johanna Soderberg displays extraordinary musical
maturity and technical dexterity given that they
are only 16 and 19 years old respectively.

The sound they make, however, is as old as Methuselah.

The radiant simplicity and purity of vocal tone displayed
in these twelve economical arrangements is magical.
Their voices combine in harmonies which possess the
capacity to express complex and convincing emotion.

The Roches (sisters Maggie, Terre and Suzzy) in their
glorious heyday come to mind from time to time and
that is no bad thing. It has everything to do with
the combination of pathos, gently quirky humour and
soaring vocal pyrotechnics.

The album flows from A to Z in a seamless
line of inspired and flawless artistry.

It's difficult to pick out highlights when everything is
so good but standout tracks would have to include :
the whistful 'A Window Opens' with its waltz-time melody and
terse laconic narrative; the heart-wrending country-folk
lament 'Ghost Town'; 'I Met Up With The King', with its
hauntingly surreal imagery and curious instrumental decoration
and the blissfully plaintive reflections of 'Wills Of The River'.

The true beauty of this music arises from the simple fact
that everything we hear is exactly in the right place.
Balanced, coherent and consummately performed, First Aid Kit's
debut album is, a truly remarkable and memorable achievement.

Essential.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty, damn good., 17 Feb 2013
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Yeah - pretty and damn good just about sums them up I'd say. Some amazing vocal harmonies in deceptively simple songs. For those who like voice, you'd be hard pushed to find a stronger pair anywhere in the current musical universe.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric Swedish folk, 13 Aug 2010
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Sarah Butler (East Sussex) - See all my reviews
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I saw First Aid Kit at Lounge on the Farm and was mesmerised - I came straight home and bought this. The CD's not quite as fabulous as the live act, but three of the tracks are magical and it's worth owning just for them (In the Morning; Hard Believer; I Met Up With The King). First Aid Kit are two Swedish sisters - 16 and 19 years old, I believe - who sound as though they've been singing together for centuries yet are at the same time wonderfully fresh.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fist aid kit naff name brilliant music, 12 Feb 2012
first heard acouple of years ago doing a tribute to fleet foxes on you tube.these girls have developed their own style of singing.refreshingly different to run of the mill pop music around.a cross between folk,country,and pop.both albums are very good.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vocalistically genius, 15 Mar 2010
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Excellent album from the two teenage sisters from Sweden. Musically well beyond their youthful years. Superb vocalists it will draw you in and consume your soul.Deserve and hopefully will achieve the recognition their talents warrant. They are even better LIVE.......
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5.0 out of 5 stars great collection of, 6 July 2014
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This review is from: The Big Black and The Blue (Audio CD)
First Aid Kit's first album which features Ghost Town, the song the got me into them, great collection of songs
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl record, 28 Jun 2014
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A great LP,well worth buying,good sound and songs sung by a couple of fantastic singers.Happy to add this LP to the two i already have.
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