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
    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. Collapse
  2. BobbyG
    Mar 7, 2007
  3. LuisF
    Apr 13, 2007
    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
    This one grows on you very nicely. Its nice to finally have something to listen to from this year.
  5. PaulC
    Sep 25, 2007
    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
    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+ Expand
  7. mikef
    Mar 3, 2007
    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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