Fever Ray

  • Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2009
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 60
    Her solo debut slightly tones down the Knife's electro innovation but turns up the creepy affect, making lyrically tender tracks like 'Concrete Walls' and hallucinatory sketches like 'When I Grow Up' into reverse Rorschachs.
  2. Uncut
    60
    This is an exercise in extravagant claustrophobia, not nostagia. [Apr 2009, p.86]
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Nov 22, 2010
    10
    Absolutely fantastic.
  2. FearghalL.
    Jan 4, 2010
    10
    Album of the year by a long way and one of the albums of the decade absolutely brilliant.
  3. Jan 15, 2015
    10
    This is just an all around fantastic album. Fever Ray is closest sonically to Silent Shout era The Knife, but the dance-like techno isThis is just an all around fantastic album. Fever Ray is closest sonically to Silent Shout era The Knife, but the dance-like techno is stripped out, leaving things a little slower and even ominous.
    Karen Andersson has a beautiful voice, but she almost always drags it through a slew of effects until it's unrecognizable, but it's always done masterfully.
    I make friends listen to this all the time, and so far, everyone I've introduced to it has loved it. There's not a weak track on here, but If I Had a Heart, Triangle Walks, Coconut, and When I Grow Up are the absolute standouts.
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