Britta Persson - Top quality bones and a little terroristBritta Persson
Top quality bones and a little terrorist
Amigo Musik

I have totally fallen for the sweet charms of Britta Persson. How could I not? Her voice is simply stunning. Her lyrics tug at even the hardest heart strings. And have you seen that fringe? And her huge, oversized specs? Adorable! "Defrag my heart" was my guilty, girly geek anthem, so I was very excited to get my hands on a copy of a full-length album. It doesn't disappoint. You don't have to dig too deeply to unearth a few gems. In fact, all you have to do is press play, as the first track, "Winter song", is an immediate winner. It also happens to be the first single, selected through an online vote by fans and the subject of a fantastic video featuring the boys of Suburban Kids With Biblical Names. "You are not my boyfriend" is another stand-out track, and "Bellamy Straat Straat" comes a close third. The rest of the album is simple and sparse, with only the most subtle instrumental arrangements, allowing Britta's surprisingly sultry, soulful voice to shine through. And it ends with an absolutely gorgeous ethereal duet with collaborator Kristofer Åström. She describes the sound as "old fashioned and Nordic and also Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, Low, Natasha Bedingfield, but lo-fi." I'd just sum it up in one word: Beautiful.
- Stacey Shackford