I do not remember in which order I bought these three records, but that does not really matter anyway, because they got so much in common and differ so much from each other at the same time. In terms of music, none of these sounds like the others. Life, the oldest one, sound playful and smart, Gran Turismo is simpler and more electronical, and Long Gone Before Daylight is warm and earth-like. You can find beautiful melodies that go under your skin on all of them. I bought them all on ebay between 2002 and 2004, back in the days when I had nothing but a broken records player that gathered dust but never was used. These were collectors items for me, or rather fan items. I had put them on my wall to look at them, for my visual delight. I did not need to play them, because I also have the cds, and I must have listened to them a million times.
The Cardigans – Life / Gran Turismo / Long Gone Before Daylight