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Just before Lenka steps on stage to begin recording her video for her first single "The Show," she makes a promise: "I want to write more songs about being in love. On album two you'll hear more of those."

It was 2008, and at the time, her self-titled debut album had yet to drop and there was a lot yet to come for the petite Australian singer, including a move to ... Read more in Amazon's Lenka Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 23, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Epic
  • ASIN: B001CY2ELQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,181 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Show
2. Bring Me Down
3. Skipalong
4. Don't Let Me Fall
5. Anything I'm Not
6. Knock Knock
7. Dangerous And Sweet
8. Trouble Is A Friend
9. Live Like You're Dying
10. Like A Song
11. We Will Not Grow Old

Editorial Reviews

In Sydney, Australia, Lenka was a teen actress who trained with Cate Blanchett, thereafter landing leading roles on stage, television and indie films. A self-described 'punk-ass art school student' and vocalist/keyboardist for acclaimed indie Electronic/ambient outfit Decoder Ring. She has flung herself into two new worlds simultaneously: she's moved to California and become a solo artist. Whether channelling our long-repressed terrors ('Trouble') or long-lost innocence ('We Will Not Grow Old'), her music evokes primal emotions, unblemished by pretense or cynicism and unashamed of cracking a smile occasionally. Lenka's fresh sensibility extends to every element of her music, as the whimsical, paper art, stoimated videos she creates.'It's a mood-enhancer,' she says of her record, 'I don't like it when people are depressed. I want to cheer them up.'

Customer Reviews

I first heard Lenka's music on pandora and loved it.
LLLmama
It's really a great album with beautiful music and her very sweet and catchy voice.
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The voice, the writing, and the music is all so fun and refreshing.
Music Fanatic

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By D. Summerfield on November 16, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Having a rotten day? Slip in this upbeat CD from Australian singer Lenka and get a little zing of pop music. This talented singer-songwriter has created a wonderful collection of hummable tunes -- there's really not a bad track on this album. I'm a middle-aged mom who usually sticks to show tunes, but this whimsical, thoughtful, cheerful album appeals to all my sing-along sensibilities. My teenage daughters love her, too.

I first heard of Lenka while watching last week's "Grey's Anatomy." Her addictive song "Trouble is a Friend" was played during the closing minutes of the show. I wrote down the name of the CD and ordered it immediately. I have been listening to it ever since. I just love the beat, I love the lyrics, I love the tunes. This is my kind of music. Can't wait to hear her next effort.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Shallowguy on March 4, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I first heard of Lenka from the music video of the song "The Show." I thought that the song was decent and cute, but it didn't really grab me. Still, I decided to get this album.

After repeated listening over the past ten days, I can say that this is one really, truly great pop album. All eleven songs on this albums have nice melodies and are very enjoyable. I especially like "Trouble Is A Friend" and "We Will Not Grow Old."

In terms of sound, I think the mastering engineer (Ted Jensen) did a very good job. Lenka's voice is clear and lifelike. The CD is not too bright and has nice bottom ends.

If you are looking for songs with deep lyrics or complex construction, this album is probably not for you. However, if you enjoy pop music, you will hardly find a better album than this (if you do, please let me know). To me, this album is worth every penny (or cent). I would gladly pay ten times its price to buy it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By W. Dietrich VINE VOICE on April 15, 2009
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I first saw / heard Lenka on Nocturnal State on VH1. I thought that the song was kind of catchy but Lenka was much too bubbly for my tastes. I than saw her live at south by southwest and had a brand new opinion of her.

On the Show Lenka comes off as young upbeat sugary youthful artist who was too cute for her own good. However after listening to her whole cd and watching her live she has much more of a range than I gave her credit for. Her music is indeed uplifting and poppy but it also uplifting and provides a warming sensation when listening to it. Lenka is definatly a grown up and should not be thought of as a young popstar which was my first impression of her.

If you are looking for a new artist you will not go wrong with giving Lenka a try.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Lunar Camel on April 7, 2009
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The purchase of this cd has been a strange experience for me. As another reviewer wrote, she first heard Trouble Is A Friend on Grey's Anatomy, wrote it down and bought it. Same with me, so cheers to Grey's for adding such good music to their shows (as they have done from day one). So, my Lenka cd arrives and the first song made me realize I was in for something good. And I was....but I never seemed to make it to the end of the cd, either I had already arrived at work or timing was just off. So here I am tonight watching 90210 and there is another song with the quirkiness of Lenka or Lily Allen so I quick typed up the lyrics that were being sung.....low and behold. It's Lenka with We Will Not Grow Old. Even nicer is that it's on the cd I already have. So, I obviously need to listen to this cd from beginning to end because I sure was missing out. Though there are a few 'weaker' moments on the cd, hardly anything below 85%, but with The Show, Trouble Is A Friend and We Will Not Grow Old ranking in at 100%.....this makes for one helluva cd. Don't think twice, it's a good buy :-)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Duane W. Richards on May 27, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I'd picked up hearings of "The Show" on the radio, and was impressed by her catchy upbeat lyrics and voice. After watching her video for the song, I was even more impressed with the creative force behind her music. I now almost feel guilty that I got this CD for $8.99. It's worth more than that. There are a few songs that are less spectacular than others, but overall, even the slower, less catchy tunes can be listened to repeatedly without getting irritated. You owe it to yourself to listen to "Trouble is a Friend" - by far, the best song on the album, but there are so many other gems here, like "Knock Knock", "Dangerous and Sweet", "Don't Let Me Fall", and of course, "The Show". Hopefully her second release will be just as refreshing and sweet.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Music Fanatic on October 17, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I first heard of Lenka a while back when I discovered her single "The Show," (at the time it was a free download on iTunes). The song is really cute, fun/bubbly and had an uplifting feeling to it. After listening to "The Show," I was definitely curious to learn more about her full album. I ran across it at Target and listened to the CD all the way through without skipping any songs. Each song was as good as the one before it. In my opinion, there is not one bad song on this album. After several listens to the CD (the disc is still in the car stereo) this became one of my favorite albums EVER. Let's just say that if I could nominate this CD for album of the year, I would do it in a heartbeat. If you have heard her first single, "The Show," and like it, I am confident you will enjoy the rest of the album. Lenka also had a hand in writing or co-writing all of the songs on the CD which is something I really admire in an artist these days. I hope that more and more people will discover artists like Lenka, as they create material that should not be overlooked. The voice, the writing, and the music is all so fun and refreshing. Lenka is definitely a unique artist and I really hope to hear more from her in the future. So ultimately... it goes without saying that this is definitely something worth checking out. I'm glad I did.
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