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  • Summary: This is the fifth album (and first in six years) for the Swedish outfit led by vocalist/lyricist Nina Persson and guitarist Peter Svensson.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
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  1. Persson, the finest pop lyricist working today, is on peak form while the band's back-to-roots grand piano and grander acoustic guitars provide an appropriately magnificent backing.
  2. The electronics of Gran Turismo has been supplanted by an organic sound with countryish overtones (see Live and Learn) that suits Persson's melancholy lyrics.
  3. The band's best album yet - which is to say that it contains considerably more than three good songs.
  4. Daylight's rich, delicate instrumental work demands attention. [24 Jun 2004, p.174]
  5. 60
    Persson does sadness the way Eminem does anger: with a conviction that takes the breath away.
  6. [It is] over-produced to within an inch of its artistic life, and lacks the quality songs and exquisite productions that the group had made a hallmark.
  7. The songs all sound pretty much the same; this could be Avril Lavigne, Sheryl Crow; hell, it could be Christian Contemporary.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11