Articles tagged sweden

19 Nov 2015 // 2:15 AM

Club 8: Pleasure

Our measure of Club 8's "Pleasure" reveals a little treasure. No late bar though.

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‘Cries and Whispers’ Is a Life-Affirming Film About Death

To call Ingmar Bergman's red-drenched masterpiece Cries and Whispers essential to any collection would be a serious understatement.

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Jennie Abrahamson - “Wild Is the Heart” (video) (Premiere)

Billowy clouds of vocal harmonies form the sonic landscape of Jennie Abrahamson's gorgeous "Wild Is the Heart".

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NONONO: We Are Only What We Feel

This electro-dance trio wants you to feel human. Easier done than said.

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6 Sep 2013 // 2:03 AM

Postiljonen: Skyer

Scandinavian dream-pop trio delivers one of the year's great records.

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Opeth + Katatonia: 2011 October 16 - Portland

A surprisingly short concert for a band like Opeth, this Portland show was nonetheless a strong demonstration of how Opeth came to make an album like Heritage. This, foiled with the brutal heaviness of Katatonia, made for one fine evening of Swedish music.

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Graveyard: Hisingen Blues

The Swedish retro-rockers return with a an assured, surprisingly nuanced second album.

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7 Jun 2011 // 8:15 AM

20 Questions: Fredrik

Sweden's noted art-rockers Fredrik are setting themselves up for a big break, and as we find out, they provide great insight on how to pass along advice, what the Swedish winter does to your blood, and the joys of singing to your morning coffee . . .

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27 Apr 2011 // 3:38 AM

Swedish Television Profiles Their Hit Girl, Robyn

A subtitled version of the new Sveriges Television documentary on Swedish popster Robyn has hit YouTube. The entire one-hour program is available in four parts

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Would a ‘Society Without God’ Be Hell on Earth? Or Would It Be Like Scandinavia?

"Without religion, society is doomed." Discuss.

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A Mastery of Grand and Fine Details in ‘Everlasting Moments’

Jan Troell's exploration of the nuts and bolts of old-school photography feels particularly archaic and his imagery achingly nostalgic.

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Our Hearts Still Beat For You: An Interview with Anna Ternheim

Last fall, Anna Ternheim sat down with PopMatters to discuss her music, Sweden, and being on the road before her show at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago. Pictures by Kirstie Shanley and Thomas Hauner

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23 Aug 2009 // 8:58 PM

Jaqee: Kokoo Girl

The album bounces with nuttiness in the ska sense of the word.

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26 Feb 2008 // 8:59 PM

Pascal: Galgberget

Galgberget is nothing revolutionary, but it's full of heart and commitment.

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Aly Bain and Ale Möller: Beyond the Stacks

Like many sequels, it gives you more of the same but you don't mind at all because you enjoyed everything so much the first time around that you didn't really want it to change.

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Hans Appelqvist: Sifantin Och Mörkret

A modest pragmatist's view of wonderment.

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29 Jun 2007 // 10:44 AM

the aftermath of murder is what absorbs these writers

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//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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