Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala

10 11 2010

Listened: Thursday October 7

With Night Falls Over Kortedala, Jens Lekman grows up. Sonically, this album is miles above Oh You’re So Silent or When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog – clearly he has a real studio and equipment to work with now.

The famous and fabulous drama (I Remember Every Kiss), catchy lyrics (The Opposite Of Hallelujah, Friday Night At The Drive-In Bingo), and entertaining scenes and short stories (A Postcard to Nina, Your Arms Around Me, Shirin) are all kicked up several notches.

Particularly in the latter song, a paean to a haircut and the person giving it, his obvious love of Morrissey shines through – anyone remember Hairdresser On Fire?

I can hardly wait for Jens’ next offering. He improves with every album.



2 responses

16 11 2010
Jens Lekman – Oh You’re So Silent Jens « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] appreciate the further maturity of Jens’ music, but the well-expressed and unabashed immaturity on this album is entirely […]

24 09 2012
Jens Lekman – “When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog” « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] definitely compared Jens to Morrissey before, but there are songs here that cement my confidence it’s a good comparison. Romanticism, […]

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