Two Norwegian albums on Rolling Stone’s “Best Albums of 2021 So Far” list

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Norway’s music scene is rocking through 2021!

Rolling Stone named Marie Ulven‘s (aka, girl in red) debut studio album If I Could Make It Go Quiet and Pom Poko‘s second studio album Cheater as two of the Best albums of 2021 so far.

If I Could Make It Go Quiet

22-year-old girl in red hails from Horten, Norway. She first skyrocketed to fame on TikTok (where she currently has 1.8 million followers) for her bedroom pop videos about queer love.

Rolling Stone describes If I Could Make It Go Quiet as going deep “on loneliness, anxiety, lust, rage, jealousy, and all the other agonies of that crazy little thing called love.”

The album, released on April 31 through AWAL, was produced by Ulven herself, along with Bergen-born Matias Tellez. It also features the song Serotonin, produced by Finneas.

Cheater

Post-punk quartet Pom Poko, from Oslo, was formed in 2017. Its members are 24-year-old vocalist Ragnhild Fangel, 25-year-old guitarist Martin Miguel Tonne, 24-year-old bassist Jonas Krøvel, and 23-year old drummer Ola Djupvik. They released their debut album Birthday in 2019 through Bella Union.

Their second, Cheater, came out on January 15, 2021. “Can’t decide between listening to Talking Heads, Gang of Four or Nirvana? Don’t worry, Pom Poko’s got you covered,” Rolling Stone proclaims of Cheater.

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