Niki & The Dove
Instinct - SUB POP
FILTER Grade: 86%
By Laura Studarus on August 6, 2012
Niki and The Dove’s ambitious pop thrives on the pair’s ability to sell love as an all-consuming force. They’re well equipped for the task, borrowing doses of creep from fellow Swedish electro-weirdos The Knife, and snatching retro synths and irresistible hooks from Madonna and Fleetwood Mac alike. The result is a collection of 14 songs that split the difference between head rush and heartache. Warmhearted and epic, Instinct aims for the moon—and sticks the landing.