The Concretes If Nico had collaborated with Phil Spector instead of Lou Reed, she might have turned out like the Concretes' Victoria Bergsman. The frontperson of this… The Concretes If Nico had collaborated with Phil Spector instead of Lou Reed, she might have turned out like the Concretes' Victoria Bergsman. The frontperson of this… 2004-06-29 The Concretes
Music Review

The Concretes (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 29, 2004; Lead Performance: The Concretes

If Nico had collaborated with Phil Spector instead of Lou Reed, she might have turned out like the Concretes' Victoria Bergsman. The frontperson of this eight-person collective delivers their moving songs for the dumped in an affectless voice as cold as a winter in Sweden (the album was recorded in a country house in the band's native land). But the staccato horns and guitar drones bathed in Wall of Gloom reverb provide just enough warmth to ward off frost-bite.

Originally posted Jul 23, 2004 Published in issue #775 Jul 23, 2004 Order article reprints