Duper Sessions

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Blender
    60
    Lerche originals... aren't starry-eyed vintage exercises. They're just swell new tunes. [Apr 2006, p.114]
  2. The main reason this little album is likeable despite its nostalgic play-acting is this: Lerche has a voice and manner that makes hearts melt, no matter the genre.
  3. Paste Magazine
    50
    The approach proves enjoyable, sometimes even beguiling... But... more adventurous songs... reveal Lerche's shortcomings with red-faced results. [Jun/Jul 2006, p.112]
  4. While Lerche could pull off Bacharach's breezy lounge swinger persona, he lacks the pipes, the pain and the maturity to deliver the smooth retro romanticism these jazz-inflected ballads require.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Mar 3, 2016
    9
    Beautiful, playful and free. The charm and playfulness in this album is absolutely astonishing. I love how everything feels so comfy andBeautiful, playful and free. The charm and playfulness in this album is absolutely astonishing. I love how everything feels so comfy and casual all the way through. My personal favorite album from Sondre, and he is definently one of my favorites. Perfect for birthdays, parties and other casual events as well as background noise!!

    Can't wait to get it on vinyl!
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  2. Chelsea
    May 31, 2006
    8
    I must agree with everyone else; the critics are dead wrong on this album. Lerche isn't posing, he's exploring a type of music that I must agree with everyone else; the critics are dead wrong on this album. Lerche isn't posing, he's exploring a type of music that has been virtually forgotten. Try and seperate the tunes he penned from the classics on this record, it's not easy. I enjoy every type of music from Blossom Dearie to the Sonics to Clap Your Hands... This album is being overlooked. Lerche's next album (Phantom Punch) sounds even more promising based on the few songs I've heard from it - another good look back to the days of Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry. Simple, classic songwriting never goes out of style. Full Review »
  3. KeeganD
    Apr 4, 2006
    9
    I'm absolutely confused by the critic's reaction to this record. I feel like it is the most promising release of the year thus far. I'm absolutely confused by the critic's reaction to this record. I feel like it is the most promising release of the year thus far. It is beautiful, amazingly crafted and covers all the bases. It represents a sound appreciated too little currently and represents an era of songwriting that is sorely missed among the "pitchfork" crowd. Full Review »