Sunday, February 11, 2007

Top Albums 2006- #3

Silent Shout
The Knife

It’s hard to imagine an album like this winning any sort of Grammy, Swedish equivalent or otherwise. But it did. Maybe they’re more open-minded, but I can’t imagine anyone listening to “Silent Shout” on the radio on their way to work. The entire album is made up of distorted female vocals over dark electro-house beats. Oddly enough, there’s also a strange sense of humor beneath it all. Despite the attention Silent Shout has received, The Knife was able to keep just as mysterious as they were before the album was released. But mystery is nothing if the music isn’t good. And as good as the music is you still sometimes wonder what Karin Dreijer is singing about. But then again, maybe the mystery is the most compelling part.


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