Wednesday, December 5 2012
Writing about the best indie-pop seems inherently an individualized, personal experience -- but that is fitting for a type of music that on one level seems more person-oriented than mass-movement-oriented.
Sunday, October 14 2012
He doesn't read Stieg Larsson, hasn't heard Blood on the Tracks, and found Melancholia rather uplifiting. Welcome to the unique world of the inimitable Jens Lekman, who tells PopMatters all about his new album and why he accidentally stole something from Paul McCartney ...
Thursday, August 30 2012
While every September offers its fair share of long-awaited releases, this month boasts an even greater embarrassment of riches than normal.
Tuesday, December 11 2007
2007 was a year of independent thinking, where fresh and experienced bands alike stubbornly set off on their own course.
Thursday, October 11 2012
Lekman's sweetly melancholy third full-length is that rare breakup album that emphasizes mature, thoughtful perspective over wallowing, self-hate, or bile.
Tuesday, September 20 2011
This EP cements and solidifies Lekman’s status as one of the most dependable and vital songwriters at work today.
Thursday, April 10 2008
What the insiders know that the casual listener often misses is that Lekman's lyrics are spot-on: that perfect mix of wit, acerbic observation, and frank melancholia that the guys can identify with and the girls find utterly romantic.
Monday, October 8 2007
Schmaltz, sympathy, and humor dominate Lekman's newest album, his best one yet.
Thursday, November 17 2005
The latest collection of previously released songs by the prodigious Swede features some of his best material so far.
Sunday, January 3 2010
As sweet and understated as Jens Lekman is, he has managed build up quite the audience of devotees. Playing three sold out shows from New