Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer from Swedish electronic music duo The Knife perform live on stage at Lowlands festival in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands in August. Paul Bergen/Getty Images hide caption

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The Knife On 'Shaking' Expectations

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Clockwise from upper left: Early photo of My Bloody Valentine, Grouper, The Knife, Ballake Sissoko. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Music From The Knife, Four Tet And (Oh Yeah) My Bloody Valentine

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Listeners Pick 2010's Best Music (So Far)

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The Magnetic Fields, Giant Drag, The Knife, And More

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Something beautiful happens in the midst of The Knife's 90-minute electro-opera, based on Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species: The music itself evolves as the album progresses. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Coming Around to See the Point of The Knife

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Rickie Lee Jones, The Knife, Fountains of Wayne

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