Those Dancing Days, 'Daydreams and Nightmares' (Wichita)

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Daydreams and Nightmares
Critical Mass
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Label: Wichita

by Caryn Ganz

This formerly twee Swedish girl group boast a soulfully swaggering frontwoman, Linnea Jönsson, and a fairly significant identity crisis.On their second album, the quintet of school chums make synth rock that swings from Paramore's perky punch ("Reaching Forward") to Franz Ferdinand's post-punk bounce (sweet first single "I'll Be Yours"). Hook-machine songwriter-producer Max Martin ensures that "Can't Find Entrance" is explosively catchy, but Jönsson seems to have more fun stiff-arming her way through the riot grrrl throwdown "Fuckarias": "I'm dizzy, you're sobbing," she sings as the band falls into chaos behind her.

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