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After the glorious atmospheric pop of Falling Out and Writer’s Block, Swedes Peter Bjorn and John confounded fans with a couple of releases that were edgy and experimental (Seaside Rock) and borne of darker, colder pop tones (Living Thing). But those were only the de rigeur detours budding artists sometimes feel compelled to take. Gimme Some is one of those records that speaks simply and truthfully to the core of an artist’s sound, and pleads a good case for staying the original course. From the gleeful proclamations — all spirited vocals, hooky chorus and buzzing guitars — of “Tomorrow Has to Wait,” it’s clear the ride ahead will be a rollercoaster pop thrill. There are fantastic nods to vintage sounds: the bubbly “Dig a Little Deeper” recalls Squeeze, and the breathy swagger of “Second Chance” feels like the Shins meets XTC. They infuse old genres like new wave (“Lies,” “Breaker Breaker”) and punk (“Black Book”) with a unique energy, and the gleaming tidal wave of closing track “I Know You Don’t Love Me” is a brilliant end.

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another great album

Love PP&J. Another great album. This album makes me want to strap an emu to my face and run around in a field screaming.

Gimme Some more

This album is a great new sound for PB&J. It is some great music for summer 2011.


Tiiiiight new album by PB&J.


Formed: 1999 in Stockholm, Sweden

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Peter Bjorn and John formed in 1999 in Stockholm, Sweden, comprising members Peter Morén on vocals, guitar, and harmonica; Björn Yttling on vocals, bass, and keyboards; and John Eriksson on drums, percussion, and vocals. Although influenced by the sounds of classic '60s baroque pop, power pop, and new wave, the band shunned the "revivalist" tag and, instead, created some of the most exciting and original indie rock of the mid-2000s. Peter Bjorn and John began playing gigs soon after forming and...
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