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Lykke Li


Fifth album of synth pop from Swedish singer, songwriter and model produced her longtime collaborator Björn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John

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  1. 8.0 |   Mojo

    It has a gentle, pared-down intimacy, flowing with acid ballads and devotional dream pop. print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The compositions are airy and gorgeous, the rough recording adding textures deep in the mix
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  3. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Brilliant pop stripped back to the bare bones
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    The Scandi pioneer strips things back for her moody and cinematic fifth album, an evocative mood piece that conjures a kaleidoscopic revery
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  5. 7.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    With simple yet elegant writing, Li connects songs together with simple strings and transforms malaise into a realized experience
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  6. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    At this point, getting a collection of optimistic dance-pop anthems from Lykke Li seems about as plausible as Radiohead suddenly dropping an album of Cole Porter covers
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  7. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    Lykke Li’s intimate, ghostly fifth album takes a stripped-down approach to the all-too-familiar devastation of heartbreak
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  8. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The Swedish singer-songwriter’s fifth album is her sparest and most unadorned effort to date
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  9. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    While this album’s relentlessly downbeat nature may put some people off, the Swede’s restless nature and willingness to experiment is to be admired
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  10. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Lykke Li has put her heart, or whatever pieces of it she can pick up off the floor, into this album, so it’s just about too poignant to be a fully-fledged break-up album
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  11. 6.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    These are pretty songs, but largely forgettable when amassed together, and though EYEYE is an honorable attempt at switching lanes yet again after a divisive fourth album, it mostly comes up short as a finished produc
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  12. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Moments of stark beauty are fleeting on a very slow, very sad album
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  13. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Lykke Li continues her foray into experimentation on fifth album EYEYE
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