A record for all of you who loved the early Cardigans
giovanni | Greece | 02/22/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The problem that in these days many groups have to face is to find the right audience to adress to . Cinnamon surely write some really good music and their singer Frida has a sweet tender voice yet it is sure that many teenagers today who search to listen to something controversial and revolutionary will probably consider them as... geeks ! And it is exactly an attitude like that which makes such great records like " The Courier " fail selling a decent number of copies . The swedish duo pen some terrific tunes here like the samba-meets-The-Smiths " A Northest Passage " or the sensitive , pop ballad of " Backwords " . The highlight of this album though is certaintly " A Suddently Clarity " in which beautiful Frida sings lines like " I'm looking into the lives of people i've left behind / watch them with fascination / watch them with satisfaction " without sounding though even a little cynical or ironic . It's a song about moving forward you see, and feel good about yourself and not about being more succesfull than others and rubbing it to their faces . Chances are that when you finally make the wise move and buy this , you'll spend the next three months looking for photos of Frida on the net ."