Love Is All, "Two Thousand and Ten Injuries"

71 Billboard Rating

If Quentin Tarantino ever sets a movie in Scandinavia ("Kill Bjorn?" "Reservoir Huskies?"), then Sweden's Love Is All should be a shoo-in for the soundtrack. The band's third album, "Two Thousand and Ten Injuries," combines garage rock rawness with cute indie smarts in a manner not heard since the all-female Japanese rockers 5.6.7.8's tore up a "Kill Bill" restaurant scene. Every song comes and goes in less than three-and-a-half minutes (and most in a lot less) as the band makes up in ramshackle charm what it lacks in glossy production. The song "Kungen" has a gloriously sunny '60s "ba-ba-ba" chorus over a new wave riff, "False Pretense" is a punky reggae party featuring some gloriously unruly vocals from frontwoman Josephine Olausson, and "Never Now" throws some Blondie-esque pop sass into the indier-than-thou mix. This should be more than enough to recapture the blog buzz that followed the group's 2006 debut, "Nine Times That Same Song."

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