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Coming Around to See the Point of The Knife

A Swedish duo who employ synthesizers and a dark, even macabre point of view may not be to every listeners' taste.

But The Knife, whose CD Silent Shout was a favorite among music bloggers and Web sites like Pitchfork, may be an exception. Among the darkness, there is levity — and even silliness.

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Corrected: October 30, 2007 at 3:53 PM PDT
The archived audio mistakenly identifies the song and CD. The correct title for both is "Silent Shout."
Robert Christgau
Robert Christgau contributes regular music reviews to All Things Considered.