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  • Summary: This CD collects tracks from the Swedish artist's most recent EPs and singles.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. [He] peppers his dour dedications with a deadpan, Morrissey-esque wit. [9 Dec 2005, p.89]
  2. The result is in some ways immensely pleasing (at its best the quality here is easily the equal of the songs from the proper album), but at seventeen songs and a full hour in length Oh You're So Silent Jens suffers a bit, predictably, from too much of a good thing.
  3. If you haven't heard Jens Lekman yet, you're missing out on one of the true pop geniuses of the early 2000s.
  4. At times, the album gets a little too sappy for its own good, but it's never enough to derail things.
  5. It’s promising indeed when an album that most artists would be happy to have as their pièce de résistance still shows plenty of room for growth.
  6. 70
    A surprisingly consistent listen, albeit one that's akin to gorging on Christmas cake. [Feb 2006, p.102]
  7. Slogging through the whole disc for the few shining moments just isn’t worth it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23