2011 Favorite Albums / 15. Peter Bjorn and John, Gimme Some

Peter Bjorn and John, Gimme Some
Music Math: (The Hives – Green Day) + The Cars + Wakko from Animaniacs

Best Tracks: “Dig a Little Deeper,” “Second Chance” (awesome video above)

Representative Lyrics: “When you flew out of the nest / you made a mistake / flew all the way back”

Notes: In their effort to be constantly different than they used to be, Peter Bjorn and John released this fun little disc of anachronistic pop songs that feel like they could have appeared in just about any decade previous. The energy on the album is consistently high and the album doesn’t stray far from exquisitely crafted pop hooks, backbeats, and lyrics that are alternately vacant and pithy.

Beau’s Critique: “I kind of like that song now.”

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