Wounded Rhymes (LL Recordings / Atlantic)
Reviewed by Melanie Haupt, Fri., Nov. 4, 2011
Lykke LiWounded Rhymes (LL Recordings/Atlantic)
Produced by Björn Yttling of Peter Bjorn & John, Lykke Li's sophomore Rhymes spins rich electronic and organic instrumentation both deep and broad. Meanwhile, her reedy Swedish timbre coats melancholic. Though written and recorded in Los Angeles, there's not much sun here. Li's at turns woeful, resolving to "get back what [she] gave to men" ("Unrequited Love"), salty and lascivious ("Get Some"), and tritely juvenile ("Sadness is my boyfriend"?). As such, Wounded Rhymes functions as a young woman's bildungsroman, neatly capturing the tension between youth and adulthood that defines one's 20s. (Sat., 7:25pm, Orange stage)
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