Wounded Rhymes - Lykke Li
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 92 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 88 out of 92
  2. Negative: 3 out of 92

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  1. Mar 1, 2011
    10
    Lykke Li is big and bold, soft and subdued, dancy and sleepy, all within one record. Itâ
  2. Apr 11, 2011
    10
    Since "Markovian" already wrote everything there is to be written I'll just make this short. It's a great album, filled with stunning drumbeats, rhythms and so much more. When I first heard this album I thought: "Could this be true, is it so fu***** awesome?" If You think that there's no reason in spending money on this album, well think again. I say bull*** to all those who think thatSince "Markovian" already wrote everything there is to be written I'll just make this short. It's a great album, filled with stunning drumbeats, rhythms and so much more. When I first heard this album I thought: "Could this be true, is it so fu***** awesome?" If You think that there's no reason in spending money on this album, well think again. I say bull*** to all those who think that this album sucks. Listen it again and explore the harmonies surrounding this Masterpiece. Expand
  3. Jan 12, 2012
    10
    It's a cohesive album, emotional within, but the real point is Lykke's unique voice. It has nasal forms, vibratos, powerfull spelling, we can feel what she is saying, what she lived and it is the key to this CD. Her efforts to make something about herself were accomplished, and her voice is just comparable to Bjork's. Extraordinary.
  4. May 30, 2011
    10
    I've adored Lykke Li since her "Little Bit" single hit the music scene, and i was looking forward to her sophomore effort with a 'little bit' of worry. i was scared that she won't deliver and thought that she'll be be gone with the wind. but i was wrong, fortunately. and i couldn't be more satisfied than that. Actually, it feels so great that an underdog artist has crafted such a goodI've adored Lykke Li since her "Little Bit" single hit the music scene, and i was looking forward to her sophomore effort with a 'little bit' of worry. i was scared that she won't deliver and thought that she'll be be gone with the wind. but i was wrong, fortunately. and i couldn't be more satisfied than that. Actually, it feels so great that an underdog artist has crafted such a good record. On this one she has shown growth, artistically and musically. "Youth Novels" was, well, youthful and had a dose of innocence , but "Wounded Rhymes" declared her as a grown ass women and as an artist in control. All the songs are well produced, but may have a little let down with 'Rich Kids Blues'. If you're an indie lover, or alternative pop addict, than this album is the right choice. Lykke Li is an artist i will be looking forward the most. Expand
  5. May 14, 2011
    9
    love the album. she is a very nice artist very great voice and very nice songs. Ver good song writer. Love the indie rock , dream pop, alt rock sound to the album. Best album of the year so far. Her voice is mazing. mMore people should listen to her. All the songs are really good.
  6. Apr 14, 2011
    9
    Something about this album screamed "Overrated!" continuously in my ear; the sort of deafening average levels of hype suggested that nothing special was coming, unless you were the diehard Lykke Li fan.

    This, of course, was before I started listening to the album. It's one of those moments were you just couldn't be happier being wrong; it's a stunning album. Branching out in every
    Something about this album screamed "Overrated!" continuously in my ear; the sort of deafening average levels of hype suggested that nothing special was coming, unless you were the diehard Lykke Li fan.

    This, of course, was before I started listening to the album.

    It's one of those moments were you just couldn't be happier being wrong; it's a stunning album. Branching out in every direction possible from Youth Novels, leaving only the bare minimum influence behind. And in the best possible way. Best album for me so far this year.
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  7. May 27, 2011
    9
    Lykke Li is terrific. I was a bit scared about the possible sophomore album disapointment, but I was pleasantly surprised. Sure there are a few songs (Sadness Is A Blessing, Rich Kids Blues) that don't drive me off the wall, but there are amazing ones to compensate. Recommended tunes : Jerome, Love Out Of Lust, I Follow Rivers, Get Some
    I'd give it 8.7 but a nine is fairer for Li. ps. Saw
    Lykke Li is terrific. I was a bit scared about the possible sophomore album disapointment, but I was pleasantly surprised. Sure there are a few songs (Sadness Is A Blessing, Rich Kids Blues) that don't drive me off the wall, but there are amazing ones to compensate. Recommended tunes : Jerome, Love Out Of Lust, I Follow Rivers, Get Some
    I'd give it 8.7 but a nine is fairer for Li. ps. Saw her live last week : MIND BLOWING! Make sure to catch her on tour if you can.
    Much more enticing and memorable record than Youth Novels, where only a few tracks were praise-worthy (Little Bit, I'm Good I'm Gone).
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  8. Dec 15, 2011
    8
    I put so many expectation of this album and luckily I wasnâ
  9. Nov 18, 2011
    8
    Lykke Li follows her charming and clever debut Youth Novels with seductive Wounded Rhymes. Just like a whole bunch of indie kids out there, she knows that the â
  10. May 4, 2012
    9
    Lykke Li is honestly is the best that Sweden can offer. After leaving the diverse "Youth Novels", songstress returns to a more monogamous sound, full of truly amazing songs.
  11. Aug 11, 2014
    10
    While Youth Novels (regarding its name) played innocence and immaturity as a clever weapon to establish a legacy, Wounded Rhymes is (clearly) hurt, hungry and way more complex and aesthetic. Both choices demonstrate versatility, great ear, and most of all... talent.
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Nov 3, 2011
    67
    Wounded Rhymes functions as a young woman's bildungsroman, neatly capturing the tension between youth and adulthood that defines one's 20s.
  2. The meaning's in the music, which to her considerable benefit shares the widespread Stockholm suspicion that the distinction between pop and dance music isn't worth troubling yourself over, but is nonetheless pinned for appearance's sake to the shades of yearning that mark it verbally.
  3. May 2, 2011
    80
    Wounded Rhymes is the moment Lykke Liu has edged ahead of the pack. And she still understands the value of a mighty percussive wallop. [Apr 2011, p.100]