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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Kind Of Girl - Lonely In A Modern Way
2008, Cargo Records

Copenhagen’s Kind Of Girl is the latest female-fronted pop band to come out of Denmark. Led by effervescent lead vocalist Sissel (not THAT Sissel); Kind Of Girl comes off as The Cardigans meets Garbage. On their debut album, Lonely In A Modern Way, Kind Of Girl brings bubblegum to electro rock in a deliriously monochromatic fashion.

Lonely In A Modern Way is an avid conglomeration of eletro-pop tunes that have the potential to appeal across musical boundaries. Slave To Your Charms opens the set as a peppy piece of Brit-pop with some mildly grungy overtones. Meet You is a conflicted pop tune with dark undertones; a love song based in an almost manic longing that appears headed for a desperate end. Watch In Wonder has a very-1980's pop feel to it even while incorporating modern electronic sounds. Also notable are the darkly brooding The More and Poetry Boy.

Kind Of Girl sounds like the ultimate in pop branding for the aught-eight crowd. Tuneful with real melodies and strong construction, but reliant on electro-pop arrangements to convey lushly melodic pop tunes that don't quite fit in a specific pigeonhole. Vocalist Sissel is very listenable, with a pleasant sound, but doesn't quite grab hold of the listener the way you might hope on the CD. Kind Of Girl is an affable band with pleasant songs, but doesn't quite separate themselves from the pop pack with Lonely In A Modern Way. It's pleasant but not remarkable.

Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)

You can learn more about Kind Of Girl at or, where you can purchase a copy of Lonely In A Modern Way.

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