Release Date: Jun 26, 2012
Record label: Yep Roc
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Country-Rock
I’ve always been impressed by this Swedish band’s consistency. Each record sounds like the Who’s anthems swirl and swell, circa 1970. While this sextet grew up as punks, since the mid-1990s they have delivered a series of solid albums hearkening back to classic AOR and FM staples forty-odd years ago. This sixth studio album sustains their approach.
While it's commonplace for bands to overstay their welcome in pop music, one never thought that would happen to Gothenburg, Sweden's the Soundtrack of Our Lives. That said, credit has to be given that they only did so by one album instead of plodding on into musical embarrassment for a decade or two. When the band issued the double-length Communion in 2009, it was hailed by critics and fans alike as their finest achievement.