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It can be said with as much certainty that any outside observer can have that the Sounds' sophomore effort, Dying to Say This to You, has achieved all of its goals and then some. The Swedish indie rock band by all appearances set out to make a fun, high-quality pop
ock record and they did so, brilliantly. This disc has been rendered with creativity and panache, and it features hooky songwriting so compelling that it's easy to listen to the mere 35 minutes of material divided into 11 three-minute long, radio-friendly songs on a continuous loop. Missing Persons comparisons have abounded in reviews of the Sounds, owed mostly to their integrated use of synthesizers, and singer Maja ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
It can be said with as much certainty that any outside observer can have that the Sounds' sophomore effort, Dying to Say This to You, has achieved all of its goals and then some. The Swedish indie rock band by all appearances set out to make a fun, high-quality pop
ock record and they did so, brilliantly. This disc has been rendered with creativity and panache, and it features hooky songwriting so compelling that it's easy to listen to the mere 35 minutes of material divided into 11 three-minute long, radio-friendly songs on a continuous loop. Missing Persons comparisons have abounded in reviews of the Sounds, owed mostly to their integrated use of synthesizers, and singer Maja Ivarsson's sassy delivery not to mention her iconic look, complete with obligatory Nordic platinum blonde hair, but this doesn't really do the group justice. Keyboardist Jesper Anderberg's use of synth on the album finds the instrument's natural place in indie rock, giving it a chance to evolve rather than languish as a tool for the retro and sarcastic. The hard rocking guitar and an unapologetic rhythm section don't let up to make way for the synthesizers; they all simply exist in a cohesive arrangement. This, combined with Ivarsson's spunky voice, brings to life highly danceable tunes that come off as just a little bit punky, despite their strong on-paper adherence to pop sensibilities, which proves that attitude in delivery counts for a lot in the overall feel of a record. Moods of individual songs do vary, from the pissy vibe on "Queen of Apology" to the wry and earnest ballad "Night After Night," which manages to evoke a sense of vulnerability amid the just-out-for-a-good-time songs that surround it on the album. The tone of the disc as a whole, however, is consistent and clear, leaving no question that the Sounds have found their voice. ~ Cammila Albertson
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/21/2006
  • Label: Watertower Music
  • UPC: 794043906022
  • Catalog Number: 39060
  • Sales rank: 131,273

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Song with a Mission (2:57)
  2. 2 Queen of Apology (3:06)
  3. 3 Tony the Beat (3:12)
  4. 4 24 Hours (2:42)
  5. 5 Painted by Numbers (3:20)
  6. 6 Night After Night (4:15)
  7. 7 Ego (2:43)
  8. 8 Hurt You (3:51)
  9. 9 Much Too Long (3:07)
  10. 10 Running out of Turbo (3:10)
  11. 11 [Untitled Track] (6:00)
  12. 12 [Untitled Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Sounds Primary Artist
Jeanie Tracy Background Vocals
Melora Creager Cello
Annie Stocking Background Vocals
Felix Rodriguez Guitar, Group Member
Micah Gaugh Saxophone
Johan Bengtsson Bass, Group Member
Maja Ivarsson Vocals, Group Member
Jesper Anderberg Keyboards, Group Member
Fredrik Nilsson Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
James Iha Producer
Jeff Saltzman Producer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Stephen Murray Artwork, Cover Photo
Mikael Johnston Engineer
Geoff Sanoff Engineer
Rudyard Lee Cullers Engineer
John Davis & the Georgia Sea Island Singers Management
Jason Linn Executive Producer
Brad Kobylczak Engineer
Jeffrey Saltzman Producer
Steve Beacham Engineer
Ken Weinstein Publicity
Joe Kara Marketing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rocking Swedes~!

    You can really feel the energy pulsating out of your headphones from the new album from this dynamic group of Swedes. "Dying to Say This To You" is a much stronger album from their debut release "Living in America." No rest spots can be found in this album as it is filled with keyboards galore, call and response, and just overall Swedish sass that is accustomed to this band.

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