Youth Novels - Lykke Li
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  • Summary: The debut album for the Swedish singer was produced by Bjorn Yttling.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Youth Novels, one-ups the competition by being sillier, funkier, and less comfortable--more “Konichiwa Bitches” than Keren Ann.
  2. They're all set to limber pop that draws on the more understated aspects of both indie rock and dance, with Li's one-off personality a delight throughout. [July 2008, p.107]
  3. The lyrics lack focus at times but this is a winning debut.
  4. These songs aren’t necessarily greater than the pop tunes around them, but they are different, more singular and more interesting.
  5. As things stand, a lot of people are going to fall in love with this new young talent, and her ambitious and creative debut. But Lykke Li is likely to stay a cult curiosity for now.
  6. Overall, Li manages not to get swept away by Yttling and Mårtén's resourceful accompaniments....Her bashfulness is, in fact, an asset.
  7. 40
    Youth Novels attampts to repeat the trick [the single 'Little Bit'] 13 more times, with varying degrees of sucess. [July 2008, p.103]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 11, 2014
    10
    As childish as it appears to be, this work explodes sensitivity and vulnerability, while showing great diversity and personality at its own. AAs childish as it appears to be, this work explodes sensitivity and vulnerability, while showing great diversity and personality at its own. A fantastic debut that leaves clear what Lykke Li's true and most profound intentions are: start, and stay. Expand
  2. DejanS.
    Aug 20, 2008
    8
    Amazing voice and sugar pop songs! She is a future!
  3. oscarL.
    Oct 8, 2008
    8
    Her voice is so sweet it makes your spine tingle. Her beats are original yet unique for a "pop" artist. watch this space.
  4. JeffW.
    Oct 1, 2008
    8
    Great Vocals. Beautiful Music.
  5. IgorB.
    Aug 29, 2008
    4
    I don 't see what's all the fuss about this record? It manages to accomplish something rare in this kind of music - boredom. Hold I don 't see what's all the fuss about this record? It manages to accomplish something rare in this kind of music - boredom. Hold on to your St.Etienne and Annie records. Expand