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  • Summary: The Swedish singer's second studio album features guest singers Frida Hyvonen and El Perro del Mar.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Pop is rarely as genuinely affecting, joyful or good as this.
  2. Lekman perfectly funnels his signature sound of gentle string and horn melodies, audaciously appropriate sampling, and often corny balladry into a well-oiled, 12-song machine.
  3. Each song unfolds so effortlessly one imagines it springing forth, fully formed, with the same exaggerated inevitability of a cartoon bubble sprouting above his head. [Fall 2007, p.74]
  4. The Swedish indie-pop singer shows a remarkably keen eye for detail, finding surprising moments of sweetness, poignancy, and humor in a variety of situations.
  5. It’s pretty hard to turn down, just as his collection of self-referencing, string heavy ballads "You‘re So Silent Jens" was.
  6. This is a pretty great album, filler and all.
  7. His knowing delivery is laboured and the relentless schmaltz proves difficult to stomach over a whole album. [Nov 2007, p.141]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15