Album Review: Long Gone Before Daylight by The Cardigans
Excellent, Based on 1 Critic
The Guardian - 80 Based on rating 4/5
More pop CD reviews Absent since 1999, the Cardigans return to a world in which their native Sweden is a thriving pop breeding ground, home to entities as diverse as the Cheiron boy-band factory and garage-punkers the Hives. Thus, the unique selling point that was their origins is no longer unique, and the waifish Cardis find themselves with a lot of catching up to do. Long Gone Before Daylight, their fifth album, may err too heavily on the side of feyness to match the 2.5m sales of its predecessor, Gran Turismo, but it's a collection they can be proud of.