Pale Fire - El Perro del Mar
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  • Summary: This is the fourth full-length studio release for the Sweden's Sarah Assbring as El Perro Del Mar.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
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  1. Dec 17, 2012
    80
    One of the most beguiling and unique offerings of the Swedish pack.
  2. Nov 15, 2012
    80
    Pale Fire is a pale beauty, and if you're seeking the chill-out Lykke Li (with whom she split a single in 2009) or an equivalent oasis of smouldering calm, Assbring will see you right.
  3. Nov 15, 2012
    78
    In Pale Fire El Perro Del Mar distances herself from the confines of her solitary beginnings, opening up an entire world of possibility.
  4. Nov 19, 2012
    60
    Assbring has succumbed to the same fate as her country-woman Lykke Li, forsaking early charm for a vague sense of attitude that's largely devoid of presence. [Dec 2012, p.69]
  5. Dec 21, 2012
    60
    While the rhythms may seem like invitations to dance--or at least sway--the lyrics are almost uniformly bleak, making Pale Fire a late contender for saddest album of the year.
  6. 60
    As she watches love drift into and, more often, out of reach, the songs find themselves dissolving too.
  7. 40
    Dark and light are persistent themes on Pale Fire; yet the color that bleeds through the most is an uninteresting shade of grey.

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