Colonia

  • Record Label: Nettwerk
  • Release Date: Apr 28, 2009
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Colonia is mostly careful to use its expanded palette of sounds for subtle shading rather than gratuitous effect.
  2. Uncut
    80
    It's rich, beguiling stuff. [Mar 2009, p.78]
  3. Persson sounds cute and tender, even while comparing love to a shotgun, shining some midnight sun on these dark, alluring songs.
  4. Listening to the album as a whole, it's satisfyingly compact, a neatly produced record with stand-out tracks and growers.
  5. 70
    Beguiling, gorgeous stuff--and smartly funny, too.
  6. If she has more misanthropic stuff like this up her A Camp sleeve? Hey-forget the Cardigans, and bring it on.
  7. Colonia is what pop music might have sounded like in the era of gaslights and guillotines.
  8. That darker side of Persson gives Colonia many of its most beautiful moments and includes some of her best vocal work to date.
  9. Filter
    80
    This is a fine pop album; it bites as well as bops. [Spring 2009, p.96]
  10. A proper, fully formed record rather than a side-project doodle, Colonia is where artistic integrity meets pop conviction in a curious, deranged yet compelling sing-along.
  11. On her second album under the name A Camp, Persson drapes herself in breezy '60s-pop arrangements, lamb's-wool duds that dress some deadly ideas.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  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. Full Review »