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Lekman has created a cohesive record that simply sounds great; the songs have excellent flow and smile-inducing production. Vocally, Lekman has never been stronger. But while his previous release, "Oh, You're So Silent Jens" was a bit of a mish-mash, more a casual compilation of songs than a legit album, I enjoyed it more. Stand-out singles worthy of continuous college radio play such as "Maple Leaves" and "I Met Her in an Anti-War Demonstration" and "Black Cab" I found more memorable than any particular track on "Kortedala"--and in that way I find his newest release to be a bit of a letdown, but certainly no disappointment. Just a mixed response.Read more ›
listening to jens lekman in the car or at home is nothing like listening and/or seeing him live. his voice is flawless live. there's also a lot of horns and violins in his music. it's very orchestral yet with witty lyrics that are also silly at the same time. his harmonic arrangements are amazing and grandeur. you really want to listen to the words, all his songs tell a story. most of them ridiculous and funny. hilarious, really. and during many of his songs, like "a postcard to nina" he tells you the background story. more than you get from the song. it reminded me a little bit of sondre lerche when we saw him back in 2004. he gabbed a lot between his songs and you wished he'd just shut up and play. not jens, his stories were so personal and such a treat to hear. it's amazing that he's only 25 too.
My favorite song on this track is A Postcard to Nina which tells the story of Jens and his penpal Nina. Nina is afraid to tell her father she is a lesbian, so she tells her father that she is dating Jens. The story is funny, original and tackles a subject not often broached in mainstream music.
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I thought this album was about cutting hair. I was upset when it wasn't. Still love it, though. Yours truly, Maine sweater ; )Published on April 20, 2013 by Adam Shanks
This album perfectly captures the sensation of sitting on a beach in paradise after the love of your life dumped you, watching everybody else have fun. Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by Jeremiah P. Donohue
Hilarious, touching, multi-instrumental love songs. If I were some sort of racist against the Swedes, I'd make a crack about how they should wire this to play end-to-end in every... Read morePublished on October 29, 2011 by Alex Garnett
Finally saw Jens live and it was a amazing. It just reinforces how good this and all his music really is.Published on December 16, 2010 by T. Robinson
He didn't sound this good live, but it's only because he doesn't have the money. The melodies and lyrics are smart and he inches everything possible from his slight baritone. Read morePublished on December 23, 2009 by Tiny tunes
I've listened to just about all the material Jens has released to date and there have been several brilliant tunes (Black Cab, I saw her at the antiwar-demonstration... Read morePublished on December 3, 2008 by Gerth Mirthful
This album is totally awesome. I saw Jens play live after a friend told me about him. The day after the concert I bought this album and I've loved it ever since.Published on May 13, 2008 by K. Crumrine
Right, so two things about this record, its pretty good but its for sure not great.
While the lyrics are catchy, witty and sometimes downright lovely, the music is overdone... Read more