A Camp, 'Colonia' (Nettwerk)

Critical Mass
Label:

by Shannon Zimmerman

Moonlighting Cardigan Nina Persson has a soulfully sugar-kissed voice that belies a dark knack for studding ethereal, Beatles-esque melodies with lyrical daggers. On the second album by Persson's side project -- joined by her husband, Shudder to Think's Nathan Larson, and Atomic Swing's Niclas Frisk -- the Swedish pop vet fingers love as a murder weapon, confessing seductively that it "can do you like a shotgun" ("Stronger Than Jesus"). Sardonic opening track "The Crowning" parties "like it's 1699," with revelers raising "glasses to murderous asses" amid plinking piano, majestic horns, and a lush arrangement at odds with the lyrics' pugnacious class warfare. Beguiling, gorgeous stuff -- and smartly funny, too.

Listen: A Camp, "Love Has Left The Room" (DOWNLOAD MP3)

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Jessie Ware — Share It All " 04:18
  • 2 Rustie — Attak (feat. Danny Brown) " 03:01
  • 3 M.I.A. — Gold " 01:48
  • 4 A Sunny Day in Glasgow — Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End) [Ice Choir Remix] " 04:35
  • 5 Azealia Banks — Heavy Metal And Reflective " 02:31

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA