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. Under The Radar
    60
    Colonia is an adequate collection of craftman-like retro pop. [Spring 2009, p.64]
  2. Mojo
    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]
  3. 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.
  4. Alternative Press
    60
    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]
  5. 50
    As a whole, Colonia takes on a very operatic, larger than life, almost ABBA-esque quality, which grows a bit tired as the album winds down.
  6. Q Magazine
    40
    THe lush '60s pop arrangements are scuppered by overly introspective lyrics. [Mar 2009, p.93]
  7. Too bad her sharpest one-liners on Colonia get buried in a wash of pastoral easy listening.
  8. Colonia plays it safe by gathering together various aspects of the Cardigans/Camp catalogue and adorning them to the brim with pretty, but unsatisfying decoration.
  9. Colonia peters out with three laments that lose their power when grouped together, and two instrumentals that waste opportunities to hear more of that wonderful voice.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 7 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 »