Something to Die For

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Swedish new wave revivalists the Sounds have always evinced a passion for '80s club-ready dance-rock, but on the band's 2011 studio album Something to Die For, dancing to hot beats is clearly the rallying cry. In fact, the band opens the album with the pulsing and atmospheric one-two punch of the dancefloor call-to-arms cut "It's So Easy" and the equally as urgent "Dance with the Devil." The tracks are late-night house and disco-inflected anthems that find vocalist Maja Ivarsson lustfully crooning, "Together we conquer our planet with DANCE!" Given that the Sounds seemed to perfect the Blondie meets the Cars new wave rock sound on their brilliant 2006 effort Dying to Say ...
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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Swedish new wave revivalists the Sounds have always evinced a passion for '80s club-ready dance-rock, but on the band's 2011 studio album Something to Die For, dancing to hot beats is clearly the rallying cry. In fact, the band opens the album with the pulsing and atmospheric one-two punch of the dancefloor call-to-arms cut "It's So Easy" and the equally as urgent "Dance with the Devil." The tracks are late-night house and disco-inflected anthems that find vocalist Maja Ivarsson lustfully crooning, "Together we conquer our planet with DANCE!" Given that the Sounds seemed to perfect the Blondie meets the Cars new wave rock sound on their brilliant 2006 effort Dying to Say This to You and similarly attractive 2008 effort Crossing the Rubicon, it's refreshing to hear them branch out into an even more synth and electronic-based sound here. Which isn't to say they have completely forsaken their guitar rock roots, as such cuts as the driving "The No No Song" and the romantically epic late album track "Won't Let Them Tear Us Apart" are superb U2 meets the Killers-style dance-rock anthems. Elsewhere, the Sounds keep the dance cuts coming with the Euro-disco-inspired "Better Off Dead" and the funky Roxette meets the Arctic Monkeys-sounding "Yeah Yeah Yeah." Ultimately, by pushing the dance beats and the slabs of synth to the foreground, the Sounds have increased their pop appeal and delivered an album that pleases your ears while also demanding that you leave your blood on the dancefloor.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2011
  • Label: Side One Dummy
  • UPC: 603967143928
  • Catalog Number: 71439
  • Sales rank: 88,114

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Sounds Primary Artist
Felix Rodriguez Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Johan Bengtsson Bass, Group Member
Maja Ivarsson Vocals, Group Member
Jesper Anderberg Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Nicolas Rodriguez Acoustic Guitar
Fredrik Blond Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Brian Virtue Programming, Engineer
Felix Rodriguez Programming
The Sounds Producer, Engineer
Jesper Anderberg Programming
Will Brierre Engineer
Tom Baker Mastering
Dirk Fritz Artwork
John B. Davis Executive Producer
Mathias Schlegel Engineer
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  • Posted March 29, 2011

    Buy all their albums!

    The Sounds never disappoint! Just check out their previous albums and you"ll know what I'm talking about! This new installment is just another step in the evolution of their sound! So pop it in, turn up the volume and prepare to rock like it's 1986!

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    Posted August 11, 2011

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