An Argument with Myself

Jens Lekman - An Argument with Myself
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Based on 13 reviews
User Score
Based on 9 ratings
September 20, 2011 / Release Date
EP / Format
Secretly Canadian / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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Beats Per Minute

Although the lyrical quips might be the best part of An Argument With Myself, the music on some of the tracks is close to Lekman’s finest work to date.

Consequence of Sound

It’s a great mini-dose of Lekman charm that should be welcome to anyone that’s been missing him these four years.


An Argument With Myself shows Lekman starting to find his feet, insofar as finding purpose in his life as a songwriter


Each song does something distinct both sonically and lyrically, filtering one rarified but relatable sensibility through guise after revealing guise.

Drowned in Sound

There’s no one big overarching idea, no head-explodingly poptastic lead single, no clutch of earworm choruses, no absurdist swinging from texture to texture.


When the EP is on form, it's up there with his earlier work, which makes it all the more frustrating that it can't carry it through its duration.

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Track List

  1. An Argument With Myself
  2. Waiting for Kirsten 
  3. A Promise 
  4. New Directions 
  5. So This Guy at My Office
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Added on: July 19, 2011