Lesser Matters

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Lesser Matters
Studio album by The Radio Dept.
Released March 4, 2003
Genre Dream pop, indie pop, shoegazing
Length 43:10
Label Labrador, Shelflife
Producer Johan Duncanson, Martin Larsson
The Radio Dept. chronology
Lesser Matters
(2003)
Pet Grief
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
NME (9/10) link
PopMatters (favourable) link
Drowned in Sound (9/10) link

Lesser Matters is the 2003 debut of Swedish pop group The Radio Dept. It ranked number nine on NME's list of the 50 Best Albums of 2004.[1] It received favorable reviews from UNCUT, Mojo and Q Magazine with a rating of 84/100 on Metacritic.[2]

The song "Keen on Boys" and "Pulling Our Weight" were featured in Sofia Coppola's adaptation of Marie Antoinette, appearing also on the soundtrack to the film.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Songs written by Johan Duncanson, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Too Soon" – 1:17 (Johan Duncanson/Martin Larsson)
  2. "Where Damage Isn't Already Done" – 2:43
  3. "Keen on Boys" – 4:53 (Duncanson/Larsson)
  4. "Why Won't You Talk About It?" – 3:08
  5. "It's Been Eight Years" – 2:33
  6. "Bus" – 2:58
  7. "Slottet #2" (The Castle #2) – 3:07
  8. "1995" – 3:11
  9. "Against the Tide" – 4:23
  10. "Strange Things Will Happen" – 4:24
  11. "Your Father" – 4:01
  12. "Ewan" – 2:23
  13. "Lost and Found" – 4:09 (Duncanson/Larsson)

Personnel[edit]

  • Johan Duncansson - lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Per Blomgren - drums
  • Lisa Carlberg - bass, piano
  • Martin Larsson - vocals, guitar, keyboards,
  • Elin Almered - lead vocals (track 10 only), cover artwork
  • Johannes Burström - synth (track 3, 8)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metacritic: Best Albums of 2004". Retrieved 2006-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Metacritic entry". Retrieved 2006-10-27. 
  3. ^ "Amazon.com Marie Antoinette soundtrack". Retrieved 2006-10-27.