Lykke Li - "Youth Novel" album review
Check out the below reviews of the Lykke Li album "Youth Novel" with songs like Dance, Dance, Dance and Let It Fall. This version of the CD was released 17. of June 2008.
Tracklist Youth NovelMelodies & Desires - Dance, Dance, Dance - I'm Good, I'm Gone - Let It Fall - My Love - Tonight - Little Bit - Hanging High - This Trumpet in My Head - Complaint Department - Breaking It Up - Everybody But Me - Time Flies - Window Blues
Youth Novel reviews
Atmospheric Pop from Sweden!!
Lykke Li is Sweden's latest Pop export and she's gotten the inevitable comparisons to fellow Nordic Pop stars Robyn and Annie, but in truth, her style is miles different from those two. 22 years old she may be, but her music is far ahead of her years, even her arty cover photo sets her apart from those two.
Her debut "Youth novels" is produced by Björn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John and Lasse Mċrtén, it is rather experimental and dreamy, fitting her light airy vocals to a tee.
In an album awash in brilliance, standouts include "Dance dance dance" (tapped percussion and strummed percussion, a squidgy Sax solo building to a nice choir finale), the sunny "I'm good, I'm gone" (with a killer chorus and lovely keyboard flourishes), the acoustic/Pop "Let it fall", the lilting Jazz/Folk "Little Bit" (which wouldn't sound out of place on a Kings of Convenience CD), the stark yet astonishingly beautiful ballad "Hanging high", the acoustic spoken largely instrumental "This trumpet in my head" (of course daintily adorned with trumpet playing), the buzzing Björk-like "Complaint department", the hand clap-filled Jazzy/Synth number "Breaking it up", and the brooding, almost hymnal closing number "Window blues" (with haunting harmonies).
This album is incredibly clever pop music with a great attention to detail. If only all Pop music could be this intelligent. I think we'll be hearing a lot more of Ms. Li in the near future.
Even enjoyable for old farts
Seeing some of the ageist comments on here made me reflect..... good music can be enjoyed by anyone... of any age.
This ablem has entertained me for several months now - and i am 62. I was brought up on the staples of hippydom and hard rock, but the album reaches across those boundaries and has given me hours of listening pleasure.
Top class tuneful album
Ignore the person who says this is not for over 20's, I am late 30's and love this album. It is full of great tunes, very catchy with strong beats. It is best described as electronic pop, but I think it will strongly appeal to some Hip Hop heads too. It is from Sweden but lyrics are in English.