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