Don’t Blame Your Daughter (from Super Extra Gravity), the Cardigans.
So I’ve always been of the opinion that there are certain pop (would you classify them as pop?) bands that don’t get enough cred or are just grossly underrated in general. Metric, I think, is a good example; the Cardigans (forever meant to bear the burden of being the band who wrote ‘Lovefool’) are an even better one. Unlike some of the bands I listen to which I think do things differently or try to push the envelope, the Cardigans aren’t looking to reinvent the wheel or even break ground that has otherwise been left uncharted. They’re just a band that, I think, write really good pop songs.
This one floated onto my radar via YouTube — a recommended play as I was cruising through Ladytron videos. I don’t see a complete line through one to the other, but who am I to question the innerworkings of YouTube and its rec system. The music video is fairly strange but, when taken with the song, maybe adds a layer of flavor that could be coloring my like for it. It doesn’t help that it has the added bonus of the lyrics echoing some of my headspace at the moment, so maybe this rec is a little more personal and a little less objectively ‘interesting’ than I’d hoped it would be. But I’m a big Nina Persson fan and tend to love her guest spots on other artists’ albums.
Also the break? I like it. Don’t judge me.