The Concretes (2004) 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