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  • Summary: This is the second album for the Swedish five-piece.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. This disc has been rendered with creativity and panache, and it features hooky songwriting so compelling that it's easy to listen to the mere 35 minutes of material (divided into 11 three-minute long, radio-friendly songs) on a continuous loop.
  2. 90
    A surprisingly mature effort. [#71, p.112]
  3. The Sounds pick up where White Rose Movement faded out, with their melange of sussed Scandi cool, new wave pop pout, and Killers-style synth mayhem.
  4. No matter what happens on any given song (and fortunately there are far more hits than misses here), the Sounds have the advantage of having [Maja] Ivarsson at the mic.
  5. Their newfound nods to pop music... overshadow the expected balls-out rockers. [Apr 2006, p.220]
  6. Maja Ivarsson's throaty, bittersweet delivery gives the whole thing some welcome bite, but there's very little going on below the glossy surface.
  7. They’re not trying to pass this off as original, and it’s not by any means. But it is clearly catchy as hell, if almost annoyingly so.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nathang
    Apr 19, 2006
    Way under-rated by this website, i just saw them live and the sounds are larger than life great energetic music.
  2. StevenJ
    Apr 3, 2006
    This album is fabulously loud, unforgiveably poppy and absolutely the best beginning of spring, roll the windows down and sing along album of the year. Expand
  3. LeslieA
    Apr 16, 2006
    I give it a 10. i fell in love with this album immediately. It has a unique sound that is really fresh and upbeat. The lyrics are great. Great cover, songs, price... it will definitely be my summer soundtrack. Try to catch them live.. they sound even better live. Expand
  4. Matt
    Mar 30, 2006
    Great combination of Blondie and Ace Of Base, with Cranberries-esque lyrics. The guitar mix is pretty similar throughout, but they wisely made an album that isn't too extended. Expand
  5. HoldenC
    Apr 1, 2006
    Since there has to be something imperfect about everything, I guess that these songs won't help find life on other planets, or remedy world hunger, but the fact that this is one of the most fun albums since The Sounds last album makes it totally worth your time. Plenty of attitude and even more catchy songwriting make this high quality stuff, and the length makes it great for anytime, so listen to your hott Swedish teacher and have a good time. Expand
  6. TBone
    Jun 6, 2006
    They are pretty good. I downloaded the first 4 songs, good mindless pop. I'm actually surprised they are not bigger than they are, they have catchy hooks. So far, 2006 has been lackluster, so I give them an 8 based on their competition. Expand
  7. Aug 30, 2012
    DYING TO SAY THIS TO YOU has some good songs, but some I didn't really like. It could have been a bit better.

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