- Summary: Sweden's Lykke Li continues to disarm listeners with her distinctive voice on her second album, keeping in tune with her tough sensuality and pop whimsy.
- Record Label: Atlantic
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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Mar 4, 2011While the minimal production and closely miked vocals on her debut emphasized the pop hooks and her fragile voice, Li and producer Bjorn Yttling (Peter, Bjorn & John) give listeners a more all-encompassing, if familiar, sound on Wounded Rhymes, nestling her vocals amidst girl-group harmonies, psych organ and shambolic percussion.
Jan 12, 2012It'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.… Collapse
Apr 11, 2011Since "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
Apr 14, 2011Something 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.… Expand
May 27, 2011Lykke 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).… Expand
May 14, 2011love 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.… Expand
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