Two Way Monologue - Sondre Lerche
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  • Summary: 21-year-old Norwegian pop singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche returns with his second U.S. release.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 100
    Lerche has a pop manual the size of the OED, and he's not the least bit bashful about using it. [Apr 2004, p.86]
  2. A breezy, unexpectedly enchanting CD. [12 Mar 2004, p.112]
  3. 80
    Think swoonsome pop at its most non-cynical but with a left-field twist. [Aug 2004, p.98]
  4. If the listener isn't eventually caught in swoons, at the least he will respect the degree of Lerche's refined artifice.
  5. Two Way Monologue is an evident progression forward, but not forward enough. It is extremely similar to Faces Down and ultimately leads to disappointment.
  6. 60
    The songs are a mite pretentious. [Sep 2004, p.99]
  7. Most of the tracks here fit into various categories of coffee table mood music; Lerche has a great knack for melodies, but seemingly not much of an idea what to do with them once he’s got them all lined up.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. NealL
    Jun 21, 2006
    This album is extremely wonderful with its unique genre and Sondre's wonderfully calm and soothing voice. I rarly give albums a ten, but this is worth every compliment. Thank you Sondre Lerche Expand
  2. RyanC
    Jun 16, 2005
    Seriously, check this album out if you don't have it. Sondre is an incredibly talented musician and singer. Favorite album of the year by far!
  3. FråBeeeergen!Beeergenebyen!
    Apr 14, 2004
    Stå på, Sondre! Du e best! Brann e laget og byen e Bergen i vest!
  4. multe4
    Aug 24, 2005
    I just love this album a actually it opend my world to music. For that I should have huged him but his a far way from here and u must forguve me for no doing so! Expand
  5. MinelB
    Mar 20, 2004
    Sondre Lerche achieved with this second album a thing I thought it was humanly possible: record an album even better than its predecessor Faces Down. This Norwegian fine artist does the best "Brain Pop" music I've ever heard. The kind of music that once invades your ear drums, it will never come out... Expand
  6. RussellP.
    Mar 30, 2005
    I have no idea what's so compelling about Sondre Lerche's music or this album in particular, but I'm hooked. The only reason I didn't give the album a ten is that all of the songs sound eerily similar to one another (excluding Two Way Monologue). Albums do need more uniqueness(is that a word?) and an album that produces too many similar songs is not a ten. This album is still extremely addictive. Expand
  7. JyotirmayaD
    Aug 2, 2006
    There are few good songs here. I saw him perform most of this album live and it sounded much better live!?

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