Jun 4, 2014 8:51 AM
There's something magic in Sweden's water - at least when it comes to pop music. There are the classics - ABBA and Ace of Base - and then there's the new contemporary crop, including Robyn, Icona Pop, and the lesser known Little Dragon. They've just put out their fourth album, Nabuma Rubberband ($10). Although their beats are less danceable and their songs more austere, the album has its fair share of synths and uptempo drums to have you moving along - if only by bobbing your head. The band's not-so-secret weapon, however, is singer Yukimi Nagano's extremely distinctive voice, which alternatively fades into the instrumentation and jumps out in front as the main attraction over the course of the album.