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  • Band members: Johan AngergÃ¥rd, Henrik MÃ¥rtensson
  • Summary: The Swedish pop duo of Henrik Martensson and his friend Johan Angergard of Labrador Records, as well as such bands as Club 8, Acid House Kings, and the Legends, releases its debut album.
  • Record Label: Labrador Sweden
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative Dance, Swedish Pop/Rock
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  1. Nov 4, 2011
    82
    Finally, the soundtrack to your most ineffable longings.
  2. Nov 4, 2011
    80
    It's an accomplished release which, while throwing the occasional nod to other artists of the same genre (M83, Saint Etienne), nonetheless maintains a sense of uniqueness and identity that remains prevalent throughout its duration.
  3. Nov 4, 2011
    80
    From its unconventional treatment of electronic music to its emotionally raw songwriting, visiting The Sea of Memories is well worth the journey.
  4. Nov 4, 2011
    71
    Admittedly, the album's moves are exceedingly well-worn, yet like fellow 21st century synth-poppers Junior Boys, Pallers' precise craftsmanship means they're also able to elicit many of the same deeply affecting moods and sensations as their forbears.
  5. Nov 21, 2011
    70
    Sadly, tracks like "Years Ago, Days Pass" or "Wired"--even with their intricate array of digital ornaments--remain badly in need of a proper tune; album closer "Nights," on the other hand, simply comes across as an anemic piano-led ballad: clocking in at seven minutes, it easily outstays its welcome and ends the album on a lukewarm note.
  6. Nov 17, 2011
    70
    The Sea Of Memories is a late-night trip through love and loss. [Oct 2011, p.106]
  7. Apr 13, 2012
    60
    Shows that they can still craft radio-friendly rock with aplomb. [May 2012, p.93]

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