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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Cardigans -- Super Extra Gravity


The Cardigans felt extremely inspired by their work on Long Gone Before Daylight.  In fact, they felt so inspired that they decided to continue on in the same vein as that album.  Unfortunately, if Long Gone Before Daylight is a batch of chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven and a fresh glass of cold milk, Super Extra Gravity is the rest of that batch of cookies and what was left of the milk a couple days later (a bit like this review).  It's got the blueprint of something great, yet it's a little stale and spoiled.  Super Extra Gravity's songs just don't work as well as Daylight's.  Their shorter lengths betray a leanness that comes not from just trimming fat, but muscle as well.  Then again, just the fact that the album has good genes gets it through to the good listen point, and while Super Extra Gravity is far from The Cardigans' best, the listener could do far worse.

NOTE: They must have burnt out around the release of's been seven years, and they are only now beginning to tour again. Come back, Cardigans!

2005 UMVD
1. Losing a Friend 3:49
2. Godspell 3:29
3. Drip Drop Teardrop 3:22
4. Overload 3:18
5. I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to Be Nicer 3:33
6. Don't Blame Your Daughter (Diamonds) 3:36
7. Little Black Cloud 3:26
8. In the Round 4:16
9. Holy Love 4:07
10. Good Morning Joan 3:36
11. And Then You Kissed Me II 3:57

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