Let Me Introduce My Friends

Album Review of Let Me Introduce My Friends by I'm from Barcelona.

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Let Me Introduce My Friends

I'm from Barcelona

Let Me Introduce My Friends by I'm from Barcelona

Release Date: Mar 20, 2007
Record label: Mute
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

60 Music Critic Score
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Let Me Introduce My Friends - Average, Based on 2 Critics

The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5
60

The bare facts of I'm From Barcelona should be enough to pique interest: a 29-piece Swedish indie collective, reputedly named after Manuel from Fawlty Towers, about whom word has been spreading through the blogosphere in recent months. Plenty of listeners will be put off by the unrelenting insistence on major-chord, primary-colour pop, painted with childlike simplicity - songwriter Emmanuel Lundgren doesn't really do range - but there is an unbridled joyfulness about Let Me Introduce My Friends that could lift the heart of the weariest cynic. It's childlike lyrically as well as musically: Lundgren deals with stamp collecting, the building of treehouses, and the pleasures to be had from home-taping.

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Dusted Magazine
Their review was negative

I’m from Barcelona is a 29-piece band from Jönköping, Sweden. With Let Me Introduce My Friends, the band’s debut, they’ve crafted an impressively restrained collection of indie-pop songs, considering the girth of the group; the problem is that the 11-song album is exactly 10/11ths forgettable. Despite the size of the band, I’m from Barcelona’s focal point is songwriter and singer Emanuel Lundgren.

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