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Yung Lean


Third studio album from Swedish rapper Jonatan Leandoer Håstad

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  1. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Especially striking for its beautiful production, drifting with dark synth glossiness that can feel a little meandering and aimless but just about avoids self-indulgence
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  2. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Strikes a fine balance between style and substance
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  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    'Stranger' is at its best when it steps away from the safety of cloud rap melancholy in favour of Lean embracing his outsider identity
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  4. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The Swedish rapper’s third album offers glimpses of his full potential, songs that pierce through the detachment that once obscured real emotion.
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  5. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A slowly blossoming artist leaving buzzworthy virality in favor of something more substantial
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  6. 6.0 |   DIY

    He continues to push boundaries
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  7. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    The alien style takes some getting used to, yet when he comes up with a beautiful melody, as on Silver Arrows and Hunting My Own Skin, he’s capable of even wider appeal
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  8. 6.0 |   Mojo

    It's bare-bones lament Agony that sums up his charm. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   Q

    Perfects his mopey part music. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   NME

    The prolific Swedish rapper’s tales of prescription drugs and bad parties edge ever closer towards pop
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  11. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Is the deeply strange Swedish rapper a parody or a homage? Either way, his third album is full of addictive tunes
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  12. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    Feels like a creative regression packed with listless rhymes
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