Sunday, December 20, 2009

Track 5: "Monday to Saturday" by The Legends

The Legends have been around for seven years and it seems every time they release an album, it's met with some minor critical praise, but never enough rightful adoption by US-based music fans. In fact I've already seen this year's Over and Over mentioned on two "albums you might have missed" end of year lists. The group has become the primary musical outlet of Labrador Records founder and Swedish indie mainstay Johan Angergård, who has a revolving membership of friends performing his latest creations. Noted for dramatic shifts in muscical styles, over the course of four long-form releases listeners have been treated to four different sounding albums. They've accurately described the music as a "modern mix of white noise, 60’s girls pop, indie, ambient and krautrock."



This may be the nosiest album to date for The Legends, where Angergård's typically polished pop production is intentionally washed in ear-cracking cacophony. Songs range topically from drugs, heartache and sadless to the impending results of old age. The gratuitous noise for the sake of noise has put off a lot of listeners, especially those who expected more of the new wave sheen found on their previous release. Ultimately, the groups unsettled nature will be deemed genius by some and waved off by others as ego and unnecessarily mischievous. I choose to see it as a wry smile worn by the gifted, but typically ABBA-clean pop visage of Sweden.

Once again I'm arguably paying a great disservice to the album by including an atypical track on my mix. "Monday to Saturday" moreso sounds like it might have been a holdover from one of Angergård's earlier projects, specifically the also under-looked Acid House Kings. The C86-inspired singalong also features guest vocals from Karolina Komstedt, who with Johan performs as Club 8 (aka my favorite Swedish group).

5.) "Monday to Saturday" by The Legends

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6 Comments:

At 12:49 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

It's like a strange combo of (1980s) George Michael, Echo and the Bunnymen, and The Smiths. In a good way.

 
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trustNjesus.
ALWAYS.
God bless your indelible soul.

 
At 12:42 PM, Blogger kold_kadavr_ flatliner said...

Not too wise, dear,
if allah youse publish
is the whorizontal.
Tell me something, pal.
Where's THAT gonna gitcha
when 1-outta-1 bites-the-dust
and we gotta answer to Jesus?
And He doesnt approve precisely
cuzz it makes humans masturbate
-IF- they dont have self-control
which most of U.S. dont.
Your URL is a bad idea.
Why-o-why does God say...
FEW SHALL ENTER SEVENTH-HEAVEN?
Where's the only other
realm after death?
the Abyss o'Misery,
a place of heatNtorment4eternity.
Not good. So...
lemme x-plane the ticket outta here:

trustNjesus.
ALWAYS.
God bless your indelible soul.

 
At 12:43 PM, Blogger kold_kadavr_ flatliner said...

O that's really gonna getcha far, son.
Far down in Hellfire.
Wanna join this useFULL idiot Upstairs? ...or not?
Up2yoo.

trustNjesus.
ALWAYS.
God bless your indelible soul.

 
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