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  • Summary: This is the second full-length release for the Swedish pop duo of Malin Dahlström and Gustaf Karlöf.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. May 25, 2016
    90
    Here there is less pop, more disco, less experimentation, more thought, less anthem, more groove and unjustly more quality, less attention.
  2. May 9, 2016
    80
    Everybody’s Heart Is Broken Now resolutely clings to the idea that faded memories can be given vibrant colour through song and that music preserves inner tempests and dreamed oases in amber--and for the most part it succeeds as evidence of that.
  3. 80
    Niki & the Dove are making their own quiet contribution to politics on Everybody’s Heart is Broken Now and at the same time having a subtle evolution, rather than revolution, of their own. Same band, different tempo, slow riot.
  4. Sep 7, 2016
    80
    This album is an incredibly unprecedented but refreshing shift in focus after negating the responsibility to carry the Scandinavian synthpop touch, moving on in a way that is elegant, more purposeful, and smarter, even though it might be less bombastic and more long-winded.
  5. Apr 26, 2016
    78
    They always sound nostalgic, but the immediacy of Dahlström's vocals yanks all the warm, communal feelings associated with that sound into a present where they're in short supply.
  6. Apr 26, 2016
    70
    Everybody's Heart Is Broken Now is a satisfying, long-awaited return for Niki and the Dove.
  7. Uncut
    Apr 26, 2016
    70
    Worth the wait. [Jun 2016, p.76]
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  1. May 28, 2016
    8
    The album makes me think in a neon cocktails sign with palms and martinis or a panoramic night view of Los Angeles in the 80s. Everybody'sThe album makes me think in a neon cocktails sign with palms and martinis or a panoramic night view of Los Angeles in the 80s. Everybody's Heart Is Broken Now sounds groovy and nostalgic, perfect for a summer night at the beach. Expand