So @əʊæ is the first to lose their eleven. Unless you count any person (or persons) who didn't use theirs. Did anyone? That's a question to be answered at a later date.
Looking through reviews of the album, not many of them mention this song (maybe SvD did, but they have a paywall). Kristianstadsbladet described it as having 'stötiga baspianogångar' or 'messy bass piano sections' according to Norsteds ordbok.
Anyway, composers Ulf Lindström and Johan Ekhé refer to themselves as 'Ghost'. They have a little history, but perhaps their most commercially successful song is called 'Keep This Fire Burning'
Production and co-writing credits (with the other Ms. Carlsson and a Danish man called Remee).
Watch out for the Robyn Carlsson rate, coming to this forum, a short time from now.
Let's see what people who don't live in Kristianstad have to say.
@iheartpoptarts opens our commentary today, but is less than complimentary:
'A surprisingly lacklustre album opener. The melodies are just so not there.' - 3.0
@DJHazey is a little disappointed as well, but in a different way:
'Had it marked as a song I liked alot years ago, but it's not quite popping off like I expected. The harmonica? bit is the most memorable element of it for me.' - 7.0
@berserkboi's voyage of discovery continues:
'I like urban-tinged production for Agnes! Versatile queen!' - 9.3
@Sprockrooster also falls into the 'not one hundred percent impressed' category:
'Starting your album with a poor ballad is not a good look.' - 5.0
@Verandi doesn't mess about:
'Nice verses, the chorus tho is a bit shit.' - 6.0
And unfortunately @əʊæ didn't send us any commentary, so @danmharrow gets the last word:
'A clear step up from album 1, on the first track already' - 7.5
And I can't find a cover or a live performance or anything, so we'll have to close with this:
So what will happen with our next elimination? It's been a while since I was the lowest scorer, hasn't it?
And Veritas finally loses a song. But as you can see, since ~ 1/3 of the voters gave it a 5, it probably shouldn’t be that much of a surprise that this is the one that vacates first. Sadly, it’s not a Metallica cover.
Johan Lindqvist from Göteborgs-Posten wrote that Agnes “sings with confidence and exciting things happen when her powerful R&B voice wrestles with the machinery.” And Camila Diaz from Gaffa added that “Nothing Else Matters” will be “the soundtrack to your next love story.”
Well…. Probably not for this group.
Maybe for @berserkboi though?:
“Though not exactly what I would want from Agnes, this is very well done!” - 9.6
Antiballadjustice comes out in full force and @abael leads the charge:
“This, despite being a ballad, started strong but it seems to stall at what seems to be the chorus, but is actually the other half of the track.” - 6.0
@danmharrow is here with backup:
“This was her best album for ballads. It’s pretty.” - 6.5
At least @Verandi puts some R-E-S-P-E-C-T on the commentary:
“The obligatory closing ballad. Nice strings, beautiful strings.” - 6.0
And @DJHazey displays some evolution:
“Sneaky favorite because it’s so low-key in its delivery and very straight-forward, kind of bucking the trend in what I’d want in a catchy pop song. Somehow I gave it a 6 the first time around rating it, but this has definitely been a slow-burner. There’s something so devastating about its simple approach because of the desperate nature of her voice.” - 9.0