懒洋洋的靡靡之音The Cardigans

The Cardigans

瑞典——这个寒冷的北欧国度,和爱尔兰一样,永远也不缺乏清新脱俗的摇摆音乐。如果你厌倦了西雅图的硬核噪声或者曼切斯特的冰冷电子,那么你一定要感受一下来自瑞典成名已久的The Cardigans带来的凉爽微风 甜美的主唱、清新的风格,The Cardigans在沉寂五年后终于推出了新专辑《Long Gone BeforeDaylight》。五年的悄无声息让人几乎遗忘了他们的存在,像他们这样低调的乐队,永远让人关注的是他们音乐的本身而非他们自己。虽然主唱Nina Persson有着娇美的面容,你完全可以把她当成偶像人物来看,但她可不会像Courtney Love那样打着摇滚的幌子靠毒品和脱衣服来炒作自己。

《Long Gone Before Daylight》是Cardigans第五张大碟,仍然是他们最拿手的瑞典清新摇摆音乐,但对比以往的专辑显得更为成熟。与那首Youre TheStorm对比我更喜欢甜腻的开场曲Communication。而Please Sister和Live And Learn都可以成为Cardigans日后的经典曲目。最特别的一首歌是For What Its Worth(这首歌曲曾在专辑正式发行前作为单曲推出),流畅的旋律清脆的吉他不说,Nina一段隐而不露的口琴Solo以及高潮部分高亢的吟唱令人百听不厌。

对金发碧眼和简陋甜腻的小情歌的避讳使The Cardigans像是患上了自我厌恶症。他们一直在抗议,因为他们不想成为大众的娱乐对象而是想被认为很摇滚。所有这些轻淡优美的retro-pop作品对他们而言都像是一个具有讽刺效果的玩笑,最终他们还是阴差阳错的成为了一个全世界范围内的流行“现象”。

这不是一张听起来欢快轻巧的专辑,要将千篇一律的恋爱情歌或者失恋情歌做好,这的确是个很复杂的技巧,但是NinaPersson可以做到。在“Couldnt Care Less”中她懒洋洋的分析了一份感情,她唱到“Were just not there any more,but we really dont care, do we?(我们再也不能像以前那样了,但是我们并不在乎,是吗?)”,或许这首歌显得脾气很坏,你从中可以看出他们已经变的越来越冷漠。也许是他们想成为紧张神经质的Fleetwood Mac,这张《Long Gone Before Daylight》像是祛除了血腥和可卡因的70年代专辑,甚至可以用灰色来定义它,其中主要的节奏显得有些呆板生硬。专辑中的亮点是《Communication》和《Please sister》.

试听:《Long Gone Before Daylight》专辑,推荐Communication

MV:Communication

Communication歌词:
For 27 years I’ve been trying to believe and confide in
Different people I’ve found.
Some of them got closer then others
Some wouldn’t even bother and then you came around
I didn’t really know what to call you, you didn’t know me at all
But I was happy to explain.
I never really knew how to move you
So I tried to intrude through the little holes in your vanes

And I saw you
But that’s not an invitation
That’s all I get
If this is communication
I disconnect
I’ve seen you, I know you
But I don’t know
How to connect, so I disconnect

You always seem to know where to find me and I’m still here behind you
In the corner of your eye.
I’ll never really learn how the love you
But I know that I love you through the hole in the sky.

Where I see you
And that’s not an invitation
That’s all I get
If this is communication
I disconnect
I’ve seen you, I know you
But I don’t know
How to connect, so I disconnect

Well this is an invitation
It’s not a thread
If you want communication
That’s what you get
I’m talking and talking
But I don’t know
How to connect
And I hold a record for being patient
With your kind of hesitation
I need you, you want me
But I don't know
How to connect, so I disconnect
I disconnect

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