Lykke Li - Youth Novels (4 stars)

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Lykke Li - Youth Novels

(LL Recordings)

EXPERIMENTAL POP

Every now and again a new artist pops up that’s captivating, edgy and touching all at the same time; Lykke Li (pronounced Licky-Lee) is all of these things. The album, produced by Björn Yttling (of Peter, Björn and John fame) sees Lykke Li deliver a poetic piece of abstract pop, reminiscent of Bjork, Warp and Kate Bush, in a series of finely executed moments. From the intro soundscape of ‘Melodies & Desires’, the fragile beats of ‘Little Bit’ and the very beautiful but saddened ‘Time Flies’ Youth Novels is a fine piece of work that stands out in the wilderness.

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