Heartbeat Radio - Sondre Lerche
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  • Summary: The fifth album for the Norwegian singer-songwriter was produced by Kato Adland.
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  1. If this is the style Lerche decides to stick with for a while, that will be cause for a round of hearty cheers from fans of smart, sophisticated guitar pop everywhere. If you are a fan of said music and you don't know Sondre Lerche, this is the place to start the discovery process.
  2. Heartbeat Radio is Lerche's most eclectic outing yet, with no overarching concept beyond a consistent level of excellence.
  3. 80
    With Heartbeat Radio, Lerche aligns all his identities: Gentlemanly melodies glide across elegant guitars and High Llama Sean O’Hagan’s swelling string arrangements.
  4. Sometimes willfully precious, sometimes more solid, Heartbeat Radio is largely at the mercy of its orchestration, which further hurts the weak moments while improving the good ones.
  5. Steady but not stupendous. [Fall 2009, p.64]
  6. 60
    It's only the too-glib wordplay that thwarts a more whole hearted endorsement. [Nov 2009, p.94]
  7. Imagine a less florid Rufus Wainwright , or Paddy McAloon without the lyrical smarts and you'd be getting close: he even claims Prefab Sprout - along with A-ha - as a key influence. [Dec 2009, p. 116]

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