Everybody's Heart Is Broken Now

Niki & The Dove - Everybody's Heart Is Broken Now
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2016 Ratings: #92 / 926
User Score
Based on 62 ratings
2016 Ratings: #148
Liked by 1 person
April 8, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Universal / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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The 405

They return with the same colour and palette, however, there's a different dial selected on the synth-pad. The riffs are smoother, the bass is deeper and there are reverberated claps a-plenty.

The Line of Best Fit

Niki & the Dove are making their own quiet contribution to politics on Everybody’s Heart is Broken Now and at the same time having a subtle evolution, rather than revolution, of their own. Same band, different tempo, slow riot.


This emotionally messy heartbroken catharsis cloaked in controlled pop literacy places Niki & The Dove in that underrated set of acts whose strong understanding of the genre hide multitudes in the crevices of a record, and it’s an appropriate home for them.


This album is an incredibly unprecedented but refreshing shift in focus after negating the responsibility to carry the Scandinavian synthpop touch, moving on in a way that is elegant, more purposeful, and smarter, even though it might be less bombastic and more long-winded.


Niki and the Dove's Malin Dahlström has one of the most fantastic voices in pop, and on their new LP she whirls herself into a frenzy to nip malignant growths like heartache and hate in the bud.


They went against what followers might have expected, but make it clear that they've gone through great lengths to mature their sound to wring as much beauty as possible out of pain.

So Much It Hurts - finest track of Niki & The Dove - perfect cut copy of "Stevie Nicks"
A banging album. Malin Dahlstrom has a voice (similar to Stevie Nicks) that drips with emotional confidence and vulnerability all at once. She communicates longing through these often rambling verses that explode into hooks that never let go. This is an album that feels more essential with each lesson. 'Ode to The Dance Floor' is one of my all-time favorites. The lyrics convey emotional through rather cliche images. The use of humor throughout this album is commendable and helps offset the more ... read more
Bem.. Como começar falando de um dos melhores álbuns da década passada?

Niki & the Dove conseguiu fazer de Everybody's Heart Is Broken Now uma verdadeira obra prima. Com uma estética synthpop que remete os anos 80, Malin Dahlström e Gustaf Karlöf saem do convencional e oferecerem um disco composto basicamente de hits, mesmo que não valorizados, como sabemos. Mas nada disso tira todo o brilho e cor que EHIBN tem por si só.

Com ... read more
Great record.
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#12/Gaffa (Sweden)

Track List

  1. So Much It Hurts
  2. You Stole My Heart Away
  3. You Want the Sun
  4. Play It on My Radio
  5. Scar for Love
  6. Lost UB
  7. Coconut Kiss
  8. Miami Beach
  9. Brand New
  10. Pretty Babies
  11. Empires
  12. Lady Friend
  13. Sister Brother Mother Father
  14. Everybody Wants to Be You
  15. Shark City (Tropico X)
  16. Ode to Dance Floor
  17. Sunset Tyger
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Added on: January 26, 2016