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Customer Reviews

Challenging, but worth it

At first I was put off by its unconventional sound. However, I found myself being drawn back to the music.

After a few more listens my opinion changed from ??? to 5 stars. It's hard to understand at first but you slowly learn to appreciate it.

Highlights for me were Tooth for an Eye, A Cherry On Top and Raging Lung.

Awesome witchy-helium-vocals

Brilliant for the most part but some songs I find a little too difficult. I'm more into Fever Ray. Raging Lung is the standout track for me. Love it. It's exactly how I imagined Massive Attack and Tori Amos would sound if they spawned a track together. This def a must have record.


Beautiful vocals, interesting topics discussed. All round great album.


Formed: 1999 in Stockholm, Sweden

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '00s, '10s

A brother-and-sister duo hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, the Knife take inspiration from vintage synth pop and forward-thinking electronic music, crafting a sound that is equally unsettling, playful, and beautiful. Olof and Karin Dreijer formed the Knife in 1999 and worked on their music in their home studios, releasing their first single, Afraid of You, in 2000 and their 2001 self-titled debut album on their own Rabid Records label. In 2003, the Knife were nominated for two Grammys, one for Best...
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