Yes, José González's cover of 'Heartbeats' may have been an obvious choice for this week's playlist, but I stick by it, as it's a great version. But the original, which appears on this, the second album of Sweden's premier electropoppers, is so much better; in fact, the album as a whole is just generally ace. The Knife are a mysterious bunch - they rarely have photos taken, and when they do they wear masks, and they only play live gigs fleetingly. They're not that prolific either - they've only produced three albums and a movie soundtrack in nearly a decade. This enigma they are wrapped snugly in only adds to the attraction and enjoyment of the album, somehow. Enjoy.
The Knife – Deep Cuts (2003)