Album: Baskery, Fall Among Thieves, (Glitterhouse)

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They're Swedish, they're blonde, they're female, there are three of them.

They're not the Dixie Chicks in snow shoes, but you could be forgiven for thinking that somebody's had the thought. Dobros, banjos, string bass and shrieky harmonies abound, as do tales of living on the ticklish side of the law in one-horse towns (of which there are many in Sweden). It is all rather effortful and rather lacking in the higher musical graces, which are just two of the ways you can tell it isn't the Dixie Chicks.

Pick of the album: 'On a Day Like This': you've been here before