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YMMV / The Knife

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  • Awesome Music:
    • The entirety of Silent Shout, it's often regarded as a modern classic.
    • The Captain, which was used in the beginning of the 9 Movie Trailer, is perfect for the desolate tone the movie gives.
  • Broken Base: Perhaps to be expected by the title but Shaking the Habitual has thoroughly split the fan-base, one side being completely enraptured and the other finding it a pretentious noisy chore.
  • Covered Up: The Jose Gonzalez cover of Heartbeats is probably better known than the origin
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  • Creepy Awesome: Almost everything they do, and literally everything Karin did in her first Fever Ray album.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Karin has admitted that her husband is often leery about letting their kids listen to her music.
    I've got mace, pepper-spray
    And some shoes that runs faster than a rapist rapes
    What I need is chemical castrations, hope and godspeed
    In a dream I lost my teeth again
    Calling me woman and half man
    Yes in a dream all my teeth fell out
    A cracked smile and a silent shout
    • "Full of Fire" off Shaking the Habitual.
      • Quite a few of the tracks off of Shaking the Habitual are filled with Nightmare Fuel, such as "A Cherry On Top", "Fracking Fluid Injection" and the 19-minute long "Old Dreams Waiting to Be Realized".
  • Reclusive Artist: Zig-zagged. They tend to shy away from press attention, but they've stated multiple times that they're open to interviews and have done a lot of them, but they just refuse ones that try to pry into their personal lives. Karin appears to be more amiable to interviews when she was promoting Fever Ray.
  • Signature Song: Either "Heartbeats", "Full of Fire" or "We Share Our Mother's Health", probably depending on when you first got into the band.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: Trawling through the comments on will give you thousands of interpretations for each song.

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