In Honour Of The Plummeting Temperatures

The Cardigans. Possibly my favourite band just for enjoying every iteration of their development.

1994 – “Rise And Shine”

It’s Sweden, it’s sunny, let’s all enjoy a smorgasbord of cabbage and forget our troubles!

1996 – “Lovefool”

Taking the delightful pop and merging it with the kind of desperate and awkward romanticising that was part of everyone’s 90s experience. Shakespeare didn’t hurt, either.

1999 – “Erase/Rewind”

Pop sensibilities with an edge for their infinitely listenable turn-of-the-century release Gran Turismo.

1999 – “Burning Down The House”

Same year, different sound – and probably the best cover to surface from that Tom Jones resurgence. Remember that?

2003 – “3.45 : No Sleep”

The closer of their under-appreciated but phenomenally good low-key record Long Gone Before Daylight, No Sleep is the soundtrack to shuffling around the kitchen at god knows what time of night.

2005 – “I Need Some Fine Wine And You, You Need To Be Nicer”

A tongue-twistingly titled foray into a rougher sound, and a delightful “fuck you” to every shitty partner in the history of the world.

Right then. I’m off into the Baltic fucking Toronto Winter.



About alfla

Playwright, screenwriter, sometime improv enthusiast and full-time television lover. You know, in THAT way.
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