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