Colonia - A Camp
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
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  1. If she has more misanthropic stuff like this up her A Camp sleeve? Hey-forget the Cardigans, and bring it on.
  2. 80
    This is a fine pop album; it bites as well as bops. [Spring 2009, p.96]
  3. 80
    It's rich, beguiling stuff. [Mar 2009, p.78]
  4. Colonia is mostly careful to use its expanded palette of sounds for subtle shading rather than gratuitous effect.
  5. 60
    Colonia has nothing like its predecessor's consistency of tone, but Persson strikes gold with two siren calls worthy of the last, desperate, doom-laden Abba albums. [Mar 2009, p.109]
  6. Despite its pristine arrangements, Colonia turns into sonic NyQuil about halfway through, and ends up a low-day--albeit impeccable-sounding-listen. [Jun 2009, p.102]
  7. Colonia has an awful lot of ideas, but doesn’t really know what to do with them and the majority of tracks end up sounding messy and--like the rest of us following Christmas--carrying a little too much extra weight.

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  1. liu
    Apr 29, 2009
    9
    This record is somewhat similar to the last Cardigans album to me in a sense that it was a decent step forward from the past works of the group. now it's the same with Colonia - step ahead the debut. seems Nina just can't stop mature musically. really good album. Expand