The dream pop of Malmo's Radio Dept. is cut from the same cloth. Their second album, Pet Grief, is stacked with syrupy pop songs, as Johan Duncanson's effortless vocals ride the crest of soft-focus synths and programmed drums. But too often, the songs come off like the sonic equivalent of IKEA furniture: highly functional, sleekly designed, and sterile. That might sound harsh, but it doesn't mean that Pet Grief is lacking
is a dream pop band from Lund, Sweden signed to Labrador Records. The band was conceived in 1995 by schoolmates Elin Almered and Johan Duncanson, who named the group after a adio-repair-shop called "Radioavdelningen" (Swedish for The Radio Department). However, Almered and Duncanson soon stopped playing music together, putting the band on hiatus
And then he's gone Never put up a fight You think you know someone, right? Maybe you never did, and how that scares you I'll shut my mouth for you Just like your friend would do. And this pet grief It's just too bad I've never seen you this sad And if you need someone who doesn't talk back I'll shut my mouth for you Anything you want me to. What can I say? What can I do? Don't mean to analyze you It is a double bind I can't win this one I'll shut my mouth for you Anything you want me to. More on Genius.
Artist: The Radio Dept. Album: Pet Grief Year: 2006 Country: Sweden Style: Indie, Electronic, Shoegaze. Tracklist: 01. It's Personal 02. Pet Grief 03. A Window 04. I Wanted You To Feel The Same 05. South Side 06. The Worst Taste In Music 07. Every Time 08. What Will Give?
Band Name The Radio Dept. Album Name Pet Grief. Erscheinungsdatum 2006. Labels Labrador Records. Musik GenreIndie Rock. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen0. 4. I Wanted You to Feel the Same. 6. The Worst Taste in Music (Extended).
In the chorus of Pet Grief's lead single and catchiest song, Radio Dept. head Johan Duncanson makes the touching if rather petty confession that the only reason he's able to withstand his jealous despair is the knowledge that his would-be romantic rival has "the worst taste in music. And there's a somewhat streamlined feeling to the album in dynamic terms as well, with less song to song variety - there are none of the shambolic, nearly twee numbers which were so effective interspersed among Lesser Matters' oceans of fuzz, and in fact, apart from the spirited, saturated "Every Time," there's not even all that much distortion here.
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