Album Review: First Aid Kit “The Lion’s Roar” 1/19/11 (Score 82%)
By Alexis Simpson
It’s interesting how Noize favorites, Jack White and Conor Oberst, both chose to work with First Aid Kit this year. Conor Oberst toured with them, and Jack White produced and released a 7″ record featuring First Aid Kit on Third Man Records. Jack and Conor were obviously on to something! First Aid Kit put out a great first album, and their second effort just as good. The duo is made up of Swedish singers, Klara and Johanna Söderberg. The girls are known for their song writing, blended melodies, simple/pure sound, and rich vocals. The album could have used a few more standout ethereal-type tracks and elimination of some of the “filler” quaint tracks. Nevertheless”The Lion’s Roar” is a strong start to a year that will hopefully produce even more great music. You can preview the album HERE.
Album Track List
1. The Lion’s Roar-Perfect beginning
2. Emmalou-Easy-listening, Weakest track of the album, lyrics could be better 🙁
3. In the Hearts of Men-Passable
5. This Old Routine-Interesting storyline
6. To a Poet-Album Fave! Great lyrics…”I miss you more than I take and I will surely break…There’s nothing more to it, I just get through it.”
7. I Found a Way-Lovely
8.Dance to Another Tune-Dream-like, Interesting tempo-changes
9. New Year’s Eve-Haunting, Catchy chorus, a highlight of the album
10. King of the World-Bouncy, Conor Oberst!
11. Wolf (Bonus Track)-The Aye Yie Yie part is annoying. 🙁