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