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

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