Colonia To Swedish pop vixen Nina Persson, happiness is a joke that Americans sometimes don't get. As the subversive blonde behind the Cardigans' "Lovefool," she made… Colonia To Swedish pop vixen Nina Persson, happiness is a joke that Americans sometimes don't get. As the subversive blonde behind the Cardigans' "Lovefool," she made… 2009-04-28 A Camp Pop
Music Review

Colonia (2009)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Apr 28, 2009; Lead Performance: A Camp; Genre: Pop

To Swedish pop vixen Nina Persson, happiness is a joke that Americans sometimes don't get. As the subversive blonde behind the Cardigans' ''Lovefool,'' she made an instant-classic stalker anthem sound so peppy it was featured on 90210, and she smuggles more drollery into this AM Gold-style trio's tribute to fallen kingdoms. ''Here Are Many Wild Animals'' may be the best girl-group romp ever written about eating one's young. Too bad her sharpest one-liners on Colonia get buried in a wash of pastoral easy listening. What's left is a biting meditation on empire, transposed into the key of ''meh.'' C+

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Originally posted Apr 14, 2009 Published in issue #1044-1045 Apr 24, 2009 Order article reprints