Release Date: Nov 22, 2005
Record label: Secretly Canadian
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
If you haven't heard Jens Lekman yet, you're missing out on one of the true pop geniuses of the early 2000s. His sound is glittering and shiny bedroom pop built on gentle guitars, bold and often hilariously obvious samples, subtle orchestration and arrangement topped with lyrical turns that brings laughs, and heartfelt vocals that can bring tears. Lots of people have done the same thing but few are as sweet and sly, few have the musical skills, and few balance the smarts and soul quite so gracefully as Lekman -- maybe Stephin Merritt in his prime, maybe Beck at his most intimate.