Fever Ray – Fever Ray || Music Review

May 13, 2010 Music Reviews

Having never heard any music from electronic duo The Knife, it’s difficult to know where Fever Ray’s Karin Dreijer is coming from. Most discussions and critiques of her long-awaited solo album, Fever Ray, center on the anticipation for what she would produce apart from The Knife. It seems most pundits find her eponymous debut to be quite similar to the endeavors of the duo. Be as it may, I find this to be one of the least compelling albums of 2009’s top 20.

A rather abstract electronic landscape smattered with Dreijer’s loose vocal can be hypnotic and is, without a doubt, unique. Yet the idiosyncrasies of the ambient tunes lack memorable repetition. Sure, there are recurrent blips and buzzes…

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