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New Issue: Jens Lekman

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Jens Lekman, Oh You’re So Silent, Jens – Time for autumn records and nobody does autumn better than Sweden. Ok, that’s totally not based on anything substantial, but it felt right. It is autumn and I am looking for music that makes me feel warmer and Jens Lekman definitely delivers. Even though he just released his latest album, Night Falls Over Kortedala, the fun of Oh You’re So Silent, Jens was too tempting to pass up. A greatest hits album with B sides. And Jens’ cheeky storytelling. How pleasant!

Jens has hit the radar for the indie crowd and for good reason. His songs are exceptionally catchy, on par with early Beach Boys. Almost too sugary. But he knows how to bring his lyrics to the edge of sappiness, flash poignancy, and tie it up in a big red bow. Over and over again. It’s phenomenal really. Oh course Oh You’re… has the best of the best, but it’s hard to envision this formula not working. A charming Swede lilting on love and silliness may just be too irresistible. Although 17 tracks is long no matter how good you are. Pop in Jens, light the fire, and get your hot cocoa ready. Extra marshmallows please.

Written by TopDrop

October 21st, 2007 at 1:07 pm

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  1. You’ve sold me…how can I turn down a fellow Scandinavian?

    gomattolson

    25 Oct 07 at 8:43 pm

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