Peter Bjorn and John - Darker Days
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #458 / 668
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Based on 20 ratings
October 19, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
INGRID / Label
Indie Pop, Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
Northern Transmissions

Though it doesn’t always feel unique, their penchant for great pop lifts the album repeatedly.

75
The 405

'Darker Days' is colourful and playful but Morén’s beautifully ornamented vocal builds stretch through any presumptions of an album of “Young Folks” into a reflection on our demons and counter measures.

70
Loud and Quiet

Their innate ability to assemble a catchy indie-pop chorus hasn’t deserted them, it seems – ‘Darker Days’, in contrast to its title, is fresh, bright and shiny, and pretty much instantly accessible.

70
AllMusic

It might not quite hit the heights on a consistent level like Writer's Block or have the emotional power of Living Thing, but Darker Days proves that the band are back on the right track.

70
Clash

It might not quite hit the heights on a consistent level like Writer's Block or have the emotional power of Living Thing, but Darker Days proves that the band are back on the right track.

lemuriams
78
2018 MIRACLE IS DONE - NEW ALBUM OF PBJ IS REALLY NICE AND BETTER THAN ANY OTHER
distraughtonaut
82
None of the songs on Darker Days will really wow you, or likely be a stand out track, but there is something endearing about the album as a whole that makes it worth while and fun. It encapsulates this "nostalgic (air quotes because that's probably not the right word) aesthetic that reminds me of The Shins and Passion Pit, while also incorporating musical stylings similar to Portugal. The Man's Evil Friends. If you know anything about me all of those together are a perfect formula. Yet, it ... read more
Hops
72
Top 5 Tracks
- Living a Dream
- One for the Team
- Every Other Night
- Gut Feeling
- Wrapped Around the Axle
74
Peter Bjorn & John with “Darker Days” really don’t reinvent the wheel in any way. But for the first time since their “Writer’s Block” album, I seriously feel like the trio don’t sound completely dated. The music here is some of their most somber and dreary to date, but it leads to some of the band’s most emotional tracks in years. And yes, there are a few stinkers here, and more than a few reminders of just how far they’ve fallen. ... read more
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Track List

  1. Longer Nights (Intro)
  2. One for the Team
  3. Every Other Night
  4. Gut Feeling
  5. Living a Dream
  6. Velvet Sky
  7. Wrapped Around the Axle
  8. Dark Ages
  9. Sick and Tired
  10. Silicon Valley Blues
  11. Heaven and Hell
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Added on: September 18, 2018