LENA PHILIPSSON HAS RETURNED TO SAVE US ALL- AGAIN!

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  1. FetchFugly

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    I'm not sure I would go that far in a world where Maria Magdalena emerged only last year but it does sound very good.
     
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  2. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Indeed. Maria Magdalena remains a staple CHEZ SHEE.

    I wonder if we’re going to get an album after all of this.
     
  3. VoR

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  4. FetchFugly

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    THE VIDEO :disco:



    Lena has not let us down
     
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  5. FetchFugly

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    This suggests there was meant to be an album in Spring, now maybe in Autumn.
     
  6. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    OMG IT'S SO GOOD! It really is Ace of Base!

    LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA
     
  7. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I'm so pleased she's giving us videos- imagine if she had actually bothered during her GLORY YEARS
     
  8. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    And let's face it, THAT VIDEO is another in the long list of HIGH ART :disco:
     
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  9. FetchFugly

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    Bloody Mary Lena Ph ad-libbing and OY-OY-OY-OYing with much gusto is such a joy.
     
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  10. David_5000

    David_5000 I'll dance alone

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    I had no idea that that video is what I needed at this moment into the crisis. But apparently it is :disco:
     
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    The tits.
     
  13. FetchFugly

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    I have been literally obsessed with this song/video the last few weeks. Total lockdown soundtrack.
     
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  14. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    It’s fantastisk. An album can’t come QUICKLY ENOUGH :disco:
     
  15. Ag

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    I'm OBSESSED.
     
  16. FetchFugly

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    It might be greedy, since she has served up a couple of stone cold Lena classics but I do hope the unheard five songs on the album contain some more comparable moments, and not just pleasant midtempos.
     
  17. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    It’s HERE, bitches

     
  18. Ag

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    JUNI SLAPPS!
     
  19. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    It SURE DOES.

    Colour me SUPER excited for this :disco:
     
  20. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    She could have gone for more than 9 tracks considering we already have half of them, mind...


    1. 1. Maria Magdalena
    2. 2. Lära så länge man lever
    3. 3. En stilla depression
    4. 4. Höra hur du mår
    5. 5. Du är aldrig ensam
    6. 6. Stockholm
    7. 7. Du ljuger
    8. 8. Han går på vatten
    9. 9. Är det för sent
     
  21. VoR

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    It’s arrived



    On first listen it’s very promising - her most popstastic effort since Jag ångrar ingenting. (I did love Världen Snurrar in places, but it definitely felt like more of a grab-bag than a coherent album.)

    Some very pleasing Bilingual-era Pet Shop Boys influences running through ‘Stockholm’ and ‘Han går på vatten’ too... :disco:
     
  22. VoR

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    No-one?

    Anyone, hour-long outdoor concert airing on SVT on 4th August. :disco:
     
  23. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    RIDICULOUSLY, I've not had chance to listen yet.
     
  24. VoR

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    It’s 30 MINUTES LONG SHEE!
     
  25. David_5000

    David_5000 I'll dance alone

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    Lära så länge man lever is great, there's no originality at all but it's so comfortingly familiar.
     
  26. straightorbroken

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    It's also on youtube. Just waiting on a 30 minute slot opening up to dive in.
     
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    It is VERY Could It Be Magic.

    Are we getting another visual masterpiece for Han går på vatten?

     
  28. Ag

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    I was just looking for this topic.
     
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    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    This really is a good album! The lyrics are typically Lena, quite quirky and funny, and I am really impressed that she wrote ALL the songs by herself.

    Maria Magdalena is a fantastic slice of Balkan style pop, There's definitely more than a few homages to certain acts, Lär så länge man lever reminds me of Alcazar circa 2003, and as people have said En stilla depression is Ace of Base and despite the jollities of the tune actually has rather sad lyrics. Höra hur du mår is basically På gatan där jag bor part två and really nice. I was not that fussed with Du är aldrig ensam when it originally came out, but it seems to work better in the context of the album. Stockholm is very early 90s pop with a touch of house, the piano solo is to die for and I love the lyrics which is a love song to the city. Du ljuger is probably the weakest song on the album, it's not bad, just a little bit faceless, though I like the vocoder effects on her vocals. Han går på vatten reminds me of something off her My Name album from the late 80s, and nice that she mixed it up with her 'talk rapping', a real summery song so not a surprise it is the next single. Är det för sent is a nice ballad to end things, something she tends to do on quite a few of her albums. Overall definitely her strongest album since Jag ångrar ingenting.

    The only downside is the album is SO short. There were a few other new tracks she sang on her summer tour last year which are not on here which she could have added on to make it longer. Perhaps they will turn up another time.
     
  30. VoR

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    Debuts at #6 on the Swedish charts. Her last one got to #4 but hung around a fair while.

    None of the other singles have done much of anything, but I notice Maria Magdalena has quietly clocked up over 4 million streams, which is quite decent for someone of her age. None of Agnes' recent efforts went much over a million and you'd think she'd be a much better fit for Spotify.
     
  31. David_5000

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    Specifically Singing to Heaven.

    And yes as @FetchFugly said that’s just Could It Be Magic; also crossed with Dansa I Neon with a sprinkle of Love Me Tonight. Genius.
     
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  32. Alex

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    En stilla depression is fabulous. I quite enjoyed the album, needs a few more listens to properly gel with me
     
  33. FetchFugly

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    Yes Dansa I Neon is definitely in that chorus.

    I like the album, but it is short especially having heard so much of it pre-release and the first ballad is a bit meh.
     
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    Lära så länge man man lever really is the RIP-OFF of Singing To Heaven We All LIVE FOR! :disco:
     
  35. Sheena

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    I am now ready to declare this is my album of the YEAR
     
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  36. FetchFugly

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    This remix is kind of a mess but I get a kick out of it anyway:

     

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