Joel Alme / A Master Of Ceremonies
Album: A Master Of Ceremonies   Collection:General
Artist:Joel Alme   Added:Jul 2010
Label:Sincerely Yours  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-01-23 Pull Date: 2011-03-27
Week Ending: Mar 27 Feb 13 Feb 6 Jan 30
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
The Queen's Corner
4. Feb 02, 2011: Panorama Barbeque
The Queen's Corner
The Queen's Corner
5. Jan 26, 2011: Panorama Barbeque
In Your Arms
3. Feb 04, 2011: Everyday Commotion
The Queen's Corner

Album Review
Rasmus Rygaard
Reviewed 2010-12-28
Why are the Swedes so good at pop music? Joel Alme is putting out A Master Of Ceremonies on the wonderful Sincerely Yours label, famous for the likes of ceo and The Tough Alliance. And yes, this is more beautifully chaotic pop. The vocals are off most of the time, but it’s so charming and catchy that you’ll forgive him. Apparently this was Pitchfork’s Puritan Blister’s favorite album of 2008.
FCC: Clean
Try: 2, 1, 5, 8

1) 3:42 ** Dramatic singer/songwriter spiel. Simple fingerpicked guitar theme and sing-along vocals.
2) 2:32 ** Beautiful upbeat pop as only the Swedes can make it. Like Håkan Hellström attempting to make indie rock, and that’s positive
3) 2:50 Rambling pop with strings for the b-part.
4) 3:31 Slow, waltzing jam. String, and oh-oh vocals
5) 3:04 * Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust era run through the cutesy Swedish pop machinery. Stadium-piano and strings.
6) 2:48 Jens Lekman-like melodramatic vocals with a folk guitar back-drop.
7) 3:09 Minimalistic piano/guitar ballad.
8) 3:01 * Faster feel, lyrics about being on an island. Great guitar/drum interplay.
9) 3:21 The vocals are way off, reverb-drenched. Very loose instrumen-tation for both guitar & drums.

Track Listing
1. In Your Arms   5. So Used To Be Saved
2. The Queen's Corner   6. I Never Said I Was Brave
3. Always On My Mind   7. A Young Summer's Youth
4. When The Moon Shakes   8. The Seven Islands
  9. Honestly