Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Albums for Life: 55: The Cardigans: Long Gone Before Daylight

"These are the promises I can't keep"

After the perfect driving pop of 1998's 'Gran Turismo' came this warmer sounding collection.
Jam packed with lustrous laments, Nina Persson always had a way with an obtuse lyric and a winsome melody, but the shiny MTV sheen has been replaced with beautifully conceived instrumentation; the mellow arrangements and a more acoustic feel perfectly compliment the dark heartache that fuels the songs.


  1. On a cursory listen this is very different to The Cardigans I know. Always had a sneaking regard for them. This seems a bit grown up. I don't know if that is a good thing?

  2. Nina also has made 2 solo albums as 'A Camp' which are similar. I think she's great; the 'thinking man's' Kylie...