WYWH - The Concretes
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  • Summary: After three years, the Stockholm-based band is back with its fourth album of pure dance pop.
  • Record Label: Friendly Fire
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Swedish Pop/Rock, Twee Pop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Nov 9, 2010
    90
    WYWH should be played seasonally to stoke the nostalgic embers of summers past, for it's as equally hazy and precious as the memories it depicts.
  2. Nov 18, 2010
    84
    The Concretes have always been masters of pop and with WYWH the band pushes beyond the current obsession for Euro-beat synth disco pervading everything.
  3. Nov 10, 2010
    80
    The subdued guitars and steady percussive clip-clop are a noticeable change from the band's usual jangly late-afternoon pop, but even on the richest melodies lyrics and delivery drive the album.
  4. Nov 5, 2010
    70
    The melodies are subtle, avoiding reaching out to over-commerciality in pursuit of reward. That may be the downfall of course, which would be a travesty, as this is an intellectual and brave progression.
  5. Nov 4, 2010
    60
    The sleek return from Swedish indie-pop collective. [Dec. 2010, p. 104]
  6. Nov 9, 2010
    50
    Smooth, saucy, and seducing it surely is. But still, with the name The Concretes, it's hard not to pine at least somewhat for that old melody-rich pop sound.
  7. Nov 16, 2010
    37
    WYWH is a darker, thinner, more digitized affair whose only compelling moments come courtesy of a new-found sex appeal of the disco variety.

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  1. Nov 10, 2010
    6
    My rediscovery, beautiful song from "The Concretes" and with I wish we'd never met. This swedish indie pop band started with 3 members '95, now they're eight. Some voices say, why still indie pop from Sweden: I think there is always time for it. Expand