Music February 15, 2011 By Lily Moayeri

Labrador/Caroline Records

Labrador/Caroline Records

Radio The Radio Dept.: Passive Aggressive: The Singles 2002 2010
Sweden’s morphing group Radio Dept. has been sporadically releasing material for the past ten years. Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010 collects this cool people’s band’s releases over the last decade. A cratedigger’s dream, featuring both A- and B-sides, Passive Aggressive shines a light on the group’s evolution — or lack thereof. The earlier recordings are similar in their moody, almost aggressive, shoe-gazing nature. On “Freddie And The Trojan Horse”, however, light guitar plucks take the place of the jagged fuzz the style is known for, and lively piano takes center stage, passifying the sound. The four numbers included from Radio Dept.’s 2010 full-length, Clinging To A Scheme, feature a stronger hold on melody than the muddy ones leading to this release.
filler29 The Radio Dept.: Passive Aggressive: The Singles 2002 2010

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Buy this at iTunes. After the jump, check out the video for “Never Follow Suit”.