Something to Die For

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  • Record Label: Side One Dummy
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, International, Dance-Rock
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Wish You Were Here
Remember the first time when I saw you. Thinking one day we'll be the lucky two. I looked at you and your beautiful hair. Give me your hand and we'll... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Mar 30, 2011
    Ultimately, by pushing the dance beats and the slabs of synth to the foreground, the Sounds have increased their pop appeal and delivered an album that pleases your ears while also demanding that you leave your blood on the dancefloor.
  2. The record as a substantial body of work comes complete with up-tempo numbers that are danceable but without an enticing hook, a few straightforward pop/rock tunes with tremendous choruses, and an album ending ballad that renders the album slightly indifferent, inconsistent and lacking an underlying direction and purpose.
  3. Mar 31, 2011
    Something To Die For has the Swedish dance/pop outfit awkwardly dipping a toe into the pool of trance music.
  4. Mar 25, 2011
    The problem with Something To Die For is that it's an album built to succeed on the strength of its hooks and not its songwriting.
  5. 40
    The Sounds' latest release is another attempt to gain entry into the world of success that eluded them when their contemporaries took off into permanent stardom.
  6. Mar 31, 2011
    The album's largely a series of almost good songs and will likely get a fair amount of play both on college radio and in clubs.
  7. Under The Radar
    Jun 8, 2011
    Something sounds like they need some time off. [May 2011, p.86]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 12, 2012
    Something To Die For may not be their best album, but it certainly contains catchier songs that will be stuck in your head a while afterSomething To Die For may not be their best album, but it certainly contains catchier songs that will be stuck in your head a while after listening to it. Expand
  2. Nov 1, 2012
    *UPDATED REVIEW* It may not be as good as Crossing the Rubicon, but it is still a hell good album even though the style of music has changed.