The Cardigans - Life
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Based on 2 reviews
1995 Ratings: #11 / 439
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Based on 19 ratings
March 1, 1995 / Release Date
LP / Format
Stockholm / Label
Indie Pop, Twee Pop / Genres
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musicmagpie55
85
Before the megahit, 'Lovefool,' The Cardigans were a breezy lounge/pop group releasing sonic candy to satiate the world's need for Swedish pop. Nina Persson's light vocals are so lovely and thoughtful; you almost forget that English is her second language. What is surprising about this album is it is consistency infectious and just packed with earworms. It's hard to go back and listen to a single song because the whole album is quality.

I love when Swedish pop bands sing in English as they ... read more
tha138
78
Ready for the flight around the world, they packed their crispy and naive, guitar-pop so unexpectedly well, that it would be such a pity not to welcome them.
75
Continuing on the path of soothing and sleepy lounge-rock tunes, The Cardigans' breakthrough album is more than just a repeat of their debut. With a bigger emphasis on guitars, swinging melodies and, most importantly, a sweet playfulness, Life truly feels like an album describing all aspects of human life. The depressing themes from Emmerdale have been replaced by happier tunes about the great things in life. This change is reflected in not only the lyrics but in the music and Nina Persson's ... read more
CheapandLethal
60
Fairly uninspiring
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