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