Fever Ray is the debut solo album by Fever Ray, an alias of Karin Dreijer Andersson of Swedish electronic duo The Knife. It was originally released on 12 January 2009 in digital formats, followed by a physical release on 18 March 2009.
Fever Ray was lauded by music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 81, based on 27 reviews, which indicates “universal acclaim”. Graeme Thomson from The Observer gave the album four out of five stars, describing it as “an astonishingly stark record” that is “[b]uilt on the barest of electronic bones and brought to life through Andersson’s almost primal vocals, the songs search for a spiritual pulse amid soulless modernity.”
Fever Ray – Full Album