The quintet's debut may bear the Swedish mark of jumbling rock history into a personally programmed sound, but Citizen Bird's tweaking of that formula easily out-weirds its countrymen. Wickedly delicious drones and rhythm pulses courtesy of the Stereolab/Krautrock academy, fuzz-tinged guitars borrowed from Sonic Youth or Spaceman 3, and Simon Ohlsson's Morrisonesque poet posturing are more gratuitously arty. Songs like "Joy" and "Magnetic City" start at the mountaintop and sprint downhill toward a listener's open arms, packing a wallop. It's a musical snapshot that's likely to linger after most other Swedish exports have been deported.
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