El Perro Del Mar
Love Is Not Pop - The Control Group
FILTER Grade: 85%
By Max Read on January 29, 2010
It’s unclear how it happened, but somehow, Sweden’s biggest export currently (besides socialism and well-meaning blond people) is sweet, sweet grooves: Rasmus Hägg has blessed the melancholy pop of fellow Gothenburger Sarah Assbring with seriously wicked syncopated rhythms and rolling bass lines on her newest, Love Is Not Pop—its impossibly smooth production and spare, beautiful melodies are enough to make you support universal healthcare, just so the US can make music this good.