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Youth Novels

2 Jun 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 2 Jun 2008
  • Release Date: 2 Jun 2008
  • Label: Atlantic Records UK
  • Copyright: 2008 LL Recordings under exclusive licence to Warner Music UK Limited for the world excluding Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland
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  • Total Length: 51:25
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  • ASIN: B001M09OF4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,787 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By David J. Kelly VINE VOICE on 19 May 2008
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let's get this off my hairy, neanderthal, roots rock loving, Zeppelin obsessed chest, this should not be my cup of tea. This is slightly out there, a bit leftfield and a bit poppy. However, after a few listens it appears that I get this. Think of Bjork, Royskopp and even The Eurythmics and you are starting to get a feel for what to expect from this album. It has melodies and subtle hooks with the breathy, feminime voice of Lykke Li herself. In all it is very enjoyable and a guilty pleasure I think I may revisit. The best songs are the excellent opener, "Melodies & Desires", the single "A Little Bit" and theback to back "Complaint Department" and "Breaking It Up" but there isn't really a weak track.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Sep 2008
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For the record, Lykke Li has one of the most punnish stage names in all of the pop world.

Fortunately the obvious jokes are no reflection on the talents of this fledgling Swedish singer (real name: Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson), whose high soft voice and uniquely pretty music are reminiscent of singers like El Perro Del Mar, Hanne Hukkelberg and Stina Nordenstam. And her full-length debut "Youth Novels" is an exquisite one -- wistful, bittersweetly elfin songs set to deceptively simple-sounding electro-folkpop.

It opens with a gentle stream of piano and strings, as Lykke Li quietly instructs a lover on how to hold her. "Follow these instructions/Do exactly as I do... Love is the harmony/Desire is the key/Love is a symphony/Now play it with me..."

Things pick up with the more "Dance Dance Dance," a simple little song about expressing your feelings via dancing ("When I'm shaking my hips/Look for the swing/The words are written in the air"), and the plunkin piano of "I'm Good I'm Gone" ("Well, say you're not 'cause when I'm gone/You'll be callin' but I won't be at the phone!"). But things start relaxing with the jazzier pop melody of "Let It Fall."

From there, Lykke Li explores some of the more mellow niches -- she tries out haunting folk songs tinged with synth, melancholy guitar pop, exquisitely wistful ballads, dark electropop, and a weird experimental number where she spends a long time muttering "can't get that trumpet outta my head... I woke up the night... can't get that trumpet outta my head!" The album ends on a rather dark note with the stomping ballad "Window Blues ("Don't go all soft on me/don't come across for me/don't lose your selfish ways over me....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 19 Aug 2008
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For the record, Lykke Li has one of the most punnish stage names in all of the pop world.

Fortunately the obvious jokes are no reflection on the talents of this fledgling Swedish singer (real name: Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson), her high soft voice, and her unique brand of pop music. And her full-length debut "Youth Novels" is an exquisite little confection -- wistful, robustly elfin songs set to sweetly wintry electro-folkpop.

It opens with a gentle stream of piano and plaintive strings, as Lykke Li quietly speaks. "Follow these instructions/Do exactly as I do... Love is the harmony/Desire is the key/Love is a symphony/Now play it with me..."

Things pick up with the more "Dance Dance Dance," an adorable little song about expressing your feelings via dancing, and the hard-edged/twinkly piano of "I'm Good I'm Gone" ("Well, say you're not 'cause when I'm gone/You'll be callin' but I won't be at the phone!"). But things start relaxing with the jazzier pop melody of "Let It Fall."

From there, Lykke Li explores some more mellow electro-folkpop, with haunting folk songs tinged with synth, sweetly romantic (and slightly sexy) guitar pop, exquisitely wistful ballads, dark electropop, and a weird experimental number where she spends a long time muttering "can't get that trumpet outta my head!" The album ends on a rather dark note with the stomping ballad "Window Blues ("Don't go all soft on me/don't come across for me/don't lose your selfish ways over me...."

If I had to compare Lykke Li to somebody, I'd say she sounds like Stina Nordenstam, or a more childlike, less innocent El Perro Del Mar. But those are just stylistic similarities, because her pretty pop has a very distinct sound even in her first album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Beefer28 VINE VOICE on 19 Jun 2008
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The perfect singer/CD for those who appreciate the catchy appeal of the mainstream but are also attracted to the more alternative side of pop music. Lykke Li has such an interesting and enchanting voice and once you listen to her songs a few times the melodies become more and more amazing. I cannot wait for a new album and I can tell I will have a while to wait because this one has only just been released!!! :-)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. O'kane on 19 May 2008
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I'm finding it difficult slumped here in front of this laptop to commit words to this review because...well, I'm blown away. I'm gushing, really gushing with joy at this debut LP by Lykke Li. This is an utterly gorgeous pop album with not a single weak song on it. The last 'new' album I listened to that riveted me all the way through (because it was a similarily thrilling ride) was 'Kid A'. This had the same - if less confrontational - effect on me as I rode into London on the tube this morning with this blaring through my ears.

So why? Let me try and break it down a bit. Right from the opening track 'Melodies & Desires' there's a big wall of sound that is reminsicent of the production work of the great European chanteuses of the 1960s (think Dusty at her most melodramatic). But yet it isn't a dated retro slush-stringed sound that's being recreated by producer Bjorn Yttlng. With its big beats and occasional electronics ('Complaint Department' is a good example) it's updating that big beaty feel for the 00s. Listen to 'Handing High' with its plucky bass sound and vibraphone, 'Everybody But Me' with its lovely little horn arrangement in the background or 'Dance Dance Dance' that skips along like a France Gall B-side but to a clicking drum machine. The only comparison (which is a tad unfair given they are both Scandanavian) is the intense layered sound of Bjork's many albums. But whereas she spreads her influences far and wide, Lykke prefers to mix old & new in a unique fluffy world of her own. And I haven't even mentioned her voice yet...ahhh...it's so dreamy & cute (oops I'm gushing again..ahem...sorry).

If there's any justice Lykke Li should have every journo and pop fan clamouring at her door for adoration.
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