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The Concretes

The Stockholm-based pop collective the Concretes were formed in 1995 by vocalist Victoria Bergsman, guitarist Maria Eriksson, and drummer Lisa Milberg; over the course of three years, they added guitarist Markus, bassist Martin Hansson, organist Per Nystrom, trumpeter Ulrik Karlsson, and vocalist/harmonica player Malte. Malte and Nystrom were playing in other bands in the Stockholm scene; Eriksson and Bergsman were art school students; and Milberg worked at one of the city's graphic design firms. The Concretes released their first EP (helpfully named EP #1) in 1998 and followed it, logically, with EP #2 (aka The Lipstick Edition) the following year. In 2000, the Concretes combined these EPs into their full-length debut, Boy, You Better Run Now, in mid-2000 on Up Records. However, shortly after the album's release, Up founder Chris Takino died of leukemia, and the Concretes found themselves without a label. The Nationalgeographic EP arrived in 2001, but due to difficulties with the Above Ground label, it was nearly impossible to find. Along the way, the Concretes also added guitarist Daniel Varjo and horn player Ludvig Rylander to their fold. They formed their own Licking Fingers imprint, on which they released the Forces single in 2002. Two more singles, You Can't Hurry Love and Warm Night, arrived in 2003 and heralded the release of the band's proper debut, The Concretes. Astralwerks released The Concretes in the U.S. in 2004. A year later, the B-sides and rarities comp Layourbattleaxedown -- which gathered most of the band's output between Boy, You Better Run Now and The Concretes -- arrived. The band delivered more low-key, sparkling indie pop with 2006's In Colour. The following year, Bergsman left the group to focus on her folky solo project Taken by Trees, but the rest of the band regrouped quickly, with Millberg taking over vocal duties on 2007's Hey Trouble. However, 2010's dance-influenced WYWH was the first Concretes album featuring Millberg on vocals released in the United States. ~ Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   You Can't Hurry Love
  3.   All Day
  4.   Foreign Country
  5.   Come Over
  6.   Military Madness
  7.   Say Something New
  8.   Lonely As Can Be
  9.   Simple Song
  10.   Fire Watch
  11.   Miss You
  12.   Save Button
  13.   On the Radio
  14.   Forces
  15.   Seems Fine
  16.   I Wish We'd Never Met
  17.   Lovin' Kind
  18.   Come Here
  19.   Didion
  20.   Ooh La La
  21.   My Ways
  22.   The Warrior
  23.   Change in the Weather
  24.   What We've Become
  25.   This One's For You
  26.   Justin's Kids
  27.   End of Mandolins
  28.   Sugar
  29.   The Sentence
  30.   My Surprise
  31.   Crack in the Paint
  32.   Keep Yours
  33.   Souvenirs
  34.   As Four
  35.   Tomorrow
  36.   Seems Fine Shuffle
  37.   Free Ride
  38.   Oh Baby
  39.   Warm Night
  40.   Song for the Songs
  41.   Oh My Love
  42.   Good Evening
  43.   WYWH
  44.   Just Locals
  45.   Grey Days
  46.   Oh No
  47.   Hey Trouble
  48.   Diana Ross
  49.   If We're Lucky We Don't Get There On Time
  50.   Ed's Kids by Ed Harcourt
  51.   Another Day to Waste
  52.   Lady December
  53.   Kids
  54.   Knck Knck
  55.   Sing for Me
  56.   A Whale's Heart
  57.   Sand
  58.   Under Your Leaves
  59.   Sunbeams
  60.   Chosen One
  61.   Hammerhead
  62.   Fiction
  63.   Oh Boy
  64.   The First Time
  65.   A Way of Life
  66.   Are You Prepared
  67.   Postpone It
  68.   Reasons
  69.   Your Call
  70.   Chico
  71.   Branches
  72.   New Friend

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