12 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Teddybears’ first U.S. album, 2006’s Soft Machine, found the former hardcore Swedish rockers mixing up electronica, huge dance beats, and garage-flavored punk with guests like Iggy Pop and Mad Cobra (the latter contributing to the huge hit “Cobrastyle”). It was a fun and frisky outing, and on Devil’s Music the guys continue to mash up and cross-pollinate genres with confidence and a healthy disregard for what purists might have to say about it. Brothers Joakim (of “Jerk It Out” fame with Caesars) and Klas Ahlund are at the controls here, with noted producer Klas bringing his pal and client Robyn on board for the hi-energy dance bauble “Cardiac Arrest.” Other guests include Cee Lo Green and The B-52's on the cool and slinky “Cho Cha,” a swaggering M.C. Eve on the hip-dislocating “Rocket Scientist,” and, perhaps most bizarrely, The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on the catchy, kaleidoscopic “Crystal Meth Christian.” Yes, it’s quite a range—but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the hands-in-the-air, wild-abandon fun that Devil’s Music serves up.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Teddybears’ first U.S. album, 2006’s Soft Machine, found the former hardcore Swedish rockers mixing up electronica, huge dance beats, and garage-flavored punk with guests like Iggy Pop and Mad Cobra (the latter contributing to the huge hit “Cobrastyle”). It was a fun and frisky outing, and on Devil’s Music the guys continue to mash up and cross-pollinate genres with confidence and a healthy disregard for what purists might have to say about it. Brothers Joakim (of “Jerk It Out” fame with Caesars) and Klas Ahlund are at the controls here, with noted producer Klas bringing his pal and client Robyn on board for the hi-energy dance bauble “Cardiac Arrest.” Other guests include Cee Lo Green and The B-52's on the cool and slinky “Cho Cha,” a swaggering M.C. Eve on the hip-dislocating “Rocket Scientist,” and, perhaps most bizarrely, The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on the catchy, kaleidoscopic “Crystal Meth Christian.” Yes, it’s quite a range—but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the hands-in-the-air, wild-abandon fun that Devil’s Music serves up.

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