Writer's Block - Peter Bjorn and John
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  • Summary: This third album from the Stockholm, Sweden indie-rock trio has attracted critical buzz on both sides of the Atlantic. Victoria Bergsman of the Concretes guests.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Writer’s Block has announced the renaissance of both pop music and love.
  2. Writer's Block is the work of a band at the absolute peak of its writing and performing skill.
  3. The instrumentation is superb, the record feels unforced, and the music is heartfelt.
  4. It shows a group both confident, with an established dynamic, and beaming in the light of their most triumphantly appealing effort.
  5. A delight, from start to finish.
  6. 70
    When these Swedes get whacked by romance, they cushion the blow with a reed-kneed bedroom boogie that shimmies while evoking decades of great escapist groove music. [Mar 2007, p.141]
  7. Perhaps if each song were half the length, the fun, easy-listening element to PBJ's music would be more clear-cut. As it is, Writer's Block proves a real struggle.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. WillC
    Sep 19, 2007
    10
    I love the single 'Young Folks' and when I purchased the album it was not a disappointment. An inch perfect pop record. I lovethe innocence of it all, top band. Expand
  2. BobbyG
    Mar 7, 2007
    10
    Mesmerizing!
  3. LuisF
    Apr 13, 2007
    10
    First time i listened to this album i didn't really like it, now i think is definetly one of 2007 best realeses very powerful album
  4. Alex
    Feb 15, 2007
    9
    This one grows on you very nicely. Its nice to finally have something to listen to from this year.
  5. PaulC
    Sep 25, 2007
    9
    The more I listen to this album the better it gets. I worried that with "Young Folks" they would simply be a one hit song, but this album should be in the top 10 this year. Expand
  6. Mar 23, 2011
    8
    This is good indie pop. Writer's Block has some truly amazing tracks. The opener "Objects Of My Affection" is a wonderful song and the track following it "Young Folks" will instantly grab you with it's whistling solo that's just really catchy. All In All, Peter Bjorn & John come up with some really intricate pop melodies that will not soon escape your head. B+ Collapse
  7. mikef
    Mar 3, 2007
    2
    mark me down in the music omh critic's "bored to tears" column (at risk of recalling h. danger's "...if you're bored then..." line), why all the hub-bub, bub? musical equivalent of effixor. christ, what i wouldn't do for a cup of coffe - or some musical stimulation -would make a short list. jump over to field music's town tones and hear the cuppa joe, moe. Expand

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