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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. That darker side of Persson gives Colonia many of its most beautiful moments and includes some of her best vocal work to date.
  3. Listening to the album as a whole, it's satisfyingly compact, a neatly produced record with stand-out tracks and growers.
  4. Colonia is mostly careful to use its expanded palette of sounds for subtle shading rather than gratuitous effect.
  5. Colonia may share with the Cardigans' late records that polished yet entirely too comfortable sound that reveals few insights, but it deftly presents Persson's uncomfortable vision of a world with little left to hold onto.
  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 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