The Concretes - The Concretes
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The Concretes - The ConcretesSweden’s latest export is not another frenetic garage band, but a sumptuous pop act. Originally a girl group, the Concretes have grown into an octet with such guest members as Swedish soccer star Nicolai Dunger. Although tracks like “Diana Ross” and “You Can’t Hurry Love” (not the Supremes’ classic) suggest a devotion to breezy Motown, the band’s tastes mostly run to dreamy, romantic numbers like “Lovin’ Kind” and the exquisite “Warm Night,” which takes the listener on a giddy carnival roundabout ride.




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