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