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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.   Another Day to Waste
  6.   The Warrior
  7.   Chico
  8.   My Ways
  9.   Chosen One
  10.   I Wish We'd Never Met
  11.   Sing for Me
  12.   Knck Knck
  13.   Kids
  14.   If We're Lucky We Don't Get There On Time
  15.   On the Radio
  16.   End of Mandolins
  17.   Sugar
  18.   Postpone It
  19.   Oh Boy
  20.   Oh Baby
  21.   Miss You
  22.   The Sentence
  23.   Lady December
  24.   Diana Ross
  25.   Hammerhead
  26.   Good Evening
  27.   Keep Yours
  28.   A Whale's Heart
  29.   Seems Fine Shuffle
  30.   This One's For You
  31.   Lovin' Kind
  32.   Seems Fine
  33.   As Four
  34.   Hey Trouble
  35.   Branches
  36.   Crack in the Paint
  37.   Come Here
  38.   Justin's Kids
  39.   Simple Song
  40.   Souvenirs
  41.   Fire Watch
  42.   Just Locals
  43.   A Way of Life
  44.   What We've Become
  45.   Save Button
  46.   Warm Night
  47.   Come Over
  48.   Grey Days
  49.   Sunbeams
  50.   Forces
  51.   My Surprise
  52.   Ooh La La
  53.   Are You Prepared
  54.   Military Madness
  55.   Fiction
  56.   Lonely As Can Be
  57.   WYWH
  58.   Your Call
  59.   Sand
  60.   Say Something New
  61.   Change in the Weather
  62.   Oh No
  63.   Free Ride
  64.   Didion
  65.   Ed's Kids by Ed Harcourt
  66.   Oh My Love
  67.   Under Your Leaves
  68.   The First Time
  69.   Tomorrow
  70.   Reasons
  71.   Song for the Songs
  72.   New Friend
  73.   The Thief
  74.   Teen Love
  75.   Sunsets
  76.   Be Mine
  77.   Other Ones
  78.   Vacation
  79.   Recover
  80.   Give a Little
  81.   The Jeremiad
  82.   Cabaret
  83.   Tjyven (The Thief)
  84.   Contamination
  85.   Concretes for Computers
  86.   Reverberation
  87.   Back for Good
  88.   Reverbaration
  89.   Short Film

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