Devil's Music - Teddybears
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  • Band members: Klas Ã…hlund, Joakim Ã…hlund
  • Summary: The Swedish band releases its sixth album of electro-punk, featuring such guest artists as Cee Lo and the B-52s.
  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative Dance
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Not afraid to be funny because they're having so much fun, Arve-Ahlund-Ahlund are one more electrobeat-wielding​ Swedish cartel bent on proving that rock and roll proceeds from enlightened capitalism like we had in America before our plutocrats started expanding the national income gap up past Colombia's.
  2. Aug 19, 2011
    70
    It isn't life music, unless you live in a camp permutation of Gold's Gym. The Air-like, Gary Numan-lite instrumentals popping up between the songs with hit potential are way lighter than air. I don't mind 'em, but also don't love 'em.
  3. Jul 1, 2011
    60
    Very much like its predecessor, Devil's Music derives most of its noteworthiness and novelty (and arguably, for better or worse, much of its musical interest) from an impressive, sometimes head-scratching roster of guest vocalists drawn from pop, rock, rap, and reggae.
  4. Jul 6, 2011
    58
    Devil's Music lives and dies on the strength of the collaborators (lightweights like Laza Morgan lack the personality to elevate the material), as all the instrumental tracks just sound like long intros to better songs.
  5. Jul 6, 2011
    55
    As with any Teddy Bears release, this is all meant to be a sort of pastiche; lots of genre jumping, lots of smooth transitions, lots of hooky goodness mixed with a plethora of guest stars and vocalists.
  6. Jun 28, 2011
    50
    Teddybears' second U.S. release seems designed to be a coming-out party, but it's just slick hodgepodge.
  7. Sep 8, 2011
    20
    You'd figure we'd at least get a one-off novelty track, but the flat, repetitive melodies and gimmicky rhymes even fail to do that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. Aug 20, 2011
    10
    Um this album is crazy good!! Totally original, mixes things up a bit and doesn't steer towards mainstream. Check out some of their other stuff! Only problem with it is that Get Mama a House with B.o.B isn't nearly as good as the original version with Desmond Foster. Look it up on youtube, and you'll see this version is a million times better than the one with B.o.B and that it's the best track on the album. Expand
  2. Oct 18, 2013
    9
    really like rocket scientist. discovered it on an episode of breaking bad. i have not heard the rest but i have reall y high expectations and this album seems to just be so much fun Expand
  3. Jul 5, 2011
    7
    It's not fantastic by any means, not earth shattering, but damn if I'm not having fun listening to it! I'm enjoying just turning it on and zoning out on my work while I unknowingly find myself dancing in my chair. Expand