Duper Sessions - Sondre Lerche
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  • Summary: The Norwegian artist (backed here by The Faces Down Quartet) remakes himself as a cabaret singer, with a disc full of jazz-pop tunes including a cover of the standard "Night and Day."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. In the end, it is musicianship that makes Duper Sessions unquestionably successful.
  2. The album is imminently listenable, providing a brisk background as easily as it rewards a close listen.
  3. The album's success hinges precisely on that nebulous concept called "getting it right," and all parties involved certainly do. [#13, p.86]
  4. His soft Ben Gibbard geekiness is an odd, if timely, fit for the swinging material, and flourishes of Jeff Buckley throat rattles don't help.
  5. 60
    Lerche originals... aren't starry-eyed vintage exercises. They're just swell new tunes. [Apr 2006, p.114]
  6. 25
    He tries hepcat jazz-piano bop and balladry with pitiful results. [May 2006, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5