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Nikola Sarcevic

Nikola Sarcevic: Lock-Sport-KrockLock-Sport-Krock (2004)
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This is Nikola Sarcevic's first ever solo album. You may know him from his band Millencolin. Well, fans of Millencolin picking up this album expecting their sound will be hugely dissapointed. This is a huge change from Millencolins sound, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. In this case, it's a goo.
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This is Nikola Sarcevic's first ever solo album. You may know him from his band Millencolin. Well, fans of Millencolin picking up this album expecting their sound will be hugely dissapointed. This is a huge change from Millencolins sound, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. In this case, it's a good thing.

Nikola had help from Henrik Wind of the Peepshows and Thomas Falk of Bombshell Rocks. This album is a blend of country, folk rock, and 50's style rock and roll. For the most part, this works. It's a real showcase to the awesome singing voice of Nikola, who's voice sounds absolutely beautiful. The slower songs are the real gems on here. "Lovetrap" and the title track show that Nikola's perfectly capable of making folk rock. Wind's guitar work also sounds great on this, keeping the songs very toned down. Nikola kicks it up a notch (a small, small notch mind you) on "Glue Girl," showing his American roots rock and roll influences.

One major downside to this album is the songwriting. I love Millencolin. They're one of my favorite bands out right now. Nikola co-writes most of thier songs. But I've never heard Millencolin use lyrics such as "you and I, said goodbye, still I will love you, till the day that I die." I think Nikola is capable of better lyrics. These lyrics just suck. Another bad thing about this album are the country influenced tracks. Tracks like "Mirror Man" and "Viola" sound out of place. They're not bad songs, they just dont fit in with the rest of the album.

The lyric writing aside, Nikola serves up some real nice songs on his first solo album. This is hard to recommend to fans of Millencolin, as most of them really wont like it. I recommend giving it a listen, because there are some great things going on here. Just don't expect punk rock. But what do you think this is? Punknews.org?

 

 
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hitlerbadzakgood (January 11, 2010)

i didnt write the past two comments? not surrrrre who did, but i have my guesses. this is two years later, no one cares anyways.

hitlerbadzakgood (April 7, 2007)

p.s.- this score is for the album 3 years later.

hitlerbadzakgood (April 7, 2007)

while its 2 years late for a response, these lyrics did, and still do suck. SUCK. i dont give a shit what nikola was going for, or that its different than millencolin. these lyrics suck, and i'm sure if i were to listen today, theyd be just as bad. theres no sense in defending it. THESE LYRICS ARE BAD! i've heard better words from styx.

Anonymous (June 13, 2005)

The person who reviewd this cd, doesn't know were Nikola's lyrics are coming from, this is completly different from illencolin, you can't compare it, because their both completly differents sounds. This cd shows Sarcevic's sensative side, so the lyrics don't "suck" as he put it, their just not the same as Millencolin's lyrics.Completley different.Nest time this guy posts a review make sure you do a little more reshers cuase you can't say something and not know what your talking about.

Nicolas Desjardins

Anonymous (February 27, 2005)

the guy who do this critic is probably a dumb dirt punkass for talkshitting about a wonder artist likĹ? sarcevic

Anonymous (February 27, 2005)

this album is one of the greatest accoustic disc i heard . with good country influence sound like kevin devine. in vein of matt skirba joey cape and tony sly

better than millencolin

Anonymous (February 2, 2005)

I'm a millencolin fan, I love this album just as much as millencolin's albums and the lyrics, nikola's voice and everything just fit together to make it a great album if you ask me.

Anonymous (November 21, 2004)

there are some better songwriter records like from chris murray or mike park and so on

Anonymous (October 10, 2004)

this is a true love album and it certainly helped me throught a tough time of my own. i love this album. the lyrics are a little cheesy, but the actual songs help accomadate them. love the album,,, millencolin for life. i hope he does another solo project.

Anonymous (August 26, 2004)

Nikola is actually slavic, not Swedish, and his name's a rather typical slavic man's name, in slavic languages a lot of man's names end with the letter A, such as Sasha (Alexander), Andrija (Andrew), etc.

Anonymous (August 26, 2004)

very BAD review. I'm a Millencolin-fan and I love this album. I think it's great that Nikola uses so many different influences and that makes this album unique, this album is to the NOFX-generation what Mike Ness' "Cheating at solitaire" was to the misfits-generation. A proof that punks aren't just a couple of loudmouths.

Anonymous (August 23, 2004)

Bad review, Good album.

You are clearly close-minded.

Anonymous (August 23, 2004)

I've never been into Millencolin that much but I really love this album.

Sarcevic has an amazing voice and the lyrics, although simple, especially in "Lock-Sport-Krock" really made me feeling really weird (in a good way).

I simply can't stop listening to the album and it is right now the best new album I've heard this year.

It is definately worth a listen.

Anybody has updates about his brother?? What happened?

Anonymous (July 29, 2004)

i really enjoyed this album it seemed like a new artistic gateway for nikola to explore. im not really sure what its doing on punknews.org simply for the fact that if your looking for a punk cd, this is definatly not it. all in all a good listening cd.

Anonymous (July 29, 2004)

umm... first off this is for reviews... not a fuckin message board... second off... even the best of songwriters use some filler lyrics... third off if you havnt heard the cd, dont post a damn review... GO BUY IT YOU CHEAP FUCKS... DONT BURN IT...

Anonymous (July 20, 2004)

To say that Nikola is capable of better lyrics than those found on his first solo album is simply a false statement. The lyrics for the songs on "Lock Sport Krock", like true Millencolin fashion, ARE good lyrics. To also suggest that songs like Mirror Man and Viola simply do not fit on the album is also ridiculous. The lyrics in Mirror Man are as potent and to the point as they are in Airhead, so why can't it fit? Is it because of its country sound? Country and folk have always gone hand-in-hand, and mesh well perfectly. In a solo album as good as this one, any Millencolin fan that actually appreciates the actual soul inside Millencolin can't help but love this too. If you're going to close your mind to something because it doesn't have Erik and Mathias' electric guitars in the background, you're clearing only appreciating Millencolin from one perspective, rather than the whole.

Anonymous (July 18, 2004)

great album

eyvert (July 16, 2004)

i like this cd.. interesting result.. not what i had expected at all! but a good cd. nice to just have running low in the background. it sets me in a certain mood... can't explain further more into that.. it just does. ya'll

Anonymous (July 16, 2004)

Maybe his lyrics are weird cos he's Swedish and has a girl's name. Millencolin rule though.

Joe

Anonymous (July 15, 2004)

Red - this is a different Martin from auckland but I do work with marty's from Wellingtons brother

martin*
NZ

Anonymous (July 15, 2004)

Nein Danke

Anonymous (July 15, 2004)

I love the first 3 songs on this record, cheesy lyrics and all.. I had a big grin when I heard "What would you say if I said it's too soon to share last names." That's a good one amongst the mediocrity.

The rest of the album though got pretty boring and repetitious and not as catchy as the rest. Still it seems like some people dig it so check it out.

Oh and to the guy below me, unless the lyric sheet states otherwise I always thought it was "doesn't ever" not "does never."

Anonymous (July 15, 2004)

"last selection in the ballgame, Does never get a pass"

Anonymous (July 15, 2004)

I love this album. It definetly shows a different side to Nikola Sarcevic than as you know him through Millencolin. Unlike the review states, I really enjoy the country tracks with their great harmonica solos. You have to be a punk open-minded to other forms of music to enjoy this, however. The pace of the songs is rather slow while the content involves mostly love and relationships. Sarcevic's voice is rich and smooth and so unique that this album worth a try. Even punks need music for their more relaxed moods.

Anonymous (July 14, 2004)

Um this isn't punk enough for Tate.

-BSD

hitlerbadzakgood (July 14, 2004)

this mean its finaly released in the states?

treetsux (July 14, 2004)

This is a great record, It truly helped me through a rough time.

cubaricho (July 14, 2004)

This is a solid record. Nikola has never been one for lyrics but sometimes the simplest of lyrics are the best. The songs are simple and from the heart and that's what really matters.

At least the lyrics aren't "I got the mic and you've got the mosh pit!"

jesuschristsuperstar (July 14, 2004)

the review is pretty accurate. the lyrics, simply put, suck. i kind of wished he had sung in foreign speak just so i wouldnt have understand the words, so i could just listen to the music for what it was, without the distraction.

Anonymous (July 14, 2004)

But I've never heard Millencolin use lyrics such as "you and I, said goodbye, still I will love you, till the day that I die."

-but Millencolin wrote something along these lines...

"Now I'm Shoppin'......I'm not stoppin'....All this cool stuff to buy"

Sounds like the same writer to me!

Anonymous (July 14, 2004)

if it ain't thrash it ain't fast!

stratmanx (July 14, 2004)

From what I've heard the record is pretty solid but true the lyrics are a bit corny but it's from the heart so really what does it matter. Not a fan of this review however, the criticisms sounds like they were written by a 5th grader...perhaps it's because I hate it when people try to justify not liking something by saying "it sucks."

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

It's a solid record, but the lyrics are a bit cheesy and sophomoric from time. I like it for its honesty.

mikeshitter (July 13, 2004)

Or, don't kill yourself and go listen to Life On A Plate.

analogboy (July 13, 2004)

"I don't remember ever hearing a fast Millencolin song."

Well, there have been loads so I don't know what the fuck you're actually talking about.
Kill yourself.

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

"His Swedish accent is even more weird sounding when its not blended with fast punk music"

I don't remember ever hearing a fast Millencolin song.

Hey Martin, is that Marty from Welly and formerly of Palmerston? If so what up mother fucker?! If its a different Martin. Kia ora.

Buh-bye now
Red

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

This is a great album. written when he was going through a very tough time losing his brother. I think although the lyrics dont have the catchiness of Millencolin they are more heartfelt.

martin*
NZ

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

I downloaded this months ago when it was released in Europe.

I liked some songs music-wise but the lyrics are just terrible from one song to the next.

I'm sorry but i'll pass...

mikeinflames (July 13, 2004)

Excellent album
One of my favourite new albums of the year so far
It's a nice breath of fresh air
Very intamite song writting
Check it out
But like the review said don't expect a punk rock album

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

His Swedish accent is even more weird sounding when its not blended with fast punk music

kirbypuckett (July 13, 2004)

Good review, perhaps I'll check it out...

- Puckett

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