AOTY 2020

Night Falls Over Kortedala

Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2007 Ratings: #17 / 671
Year End Rank: #31
User Score
Based on 140 ratings
2007 Ratings: #13
Liked by 1 person
October 9, 2007 / Release Date
LP / Format
Secretly Canadian / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
jenslekman.com / Website
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musicmagpie55
90
Jens Lekman's album is a world of paradoxes, where joyful melodies and depressing lyrics live hand in hand. The main appeal is his impeccable storytelling skills and the way he utilizes samples to amplify certain emotional aspects of his narratives. He incorporates large orchestral swells that bloom into triumphant choruses throughout the record. Night Falls Over Kortedala sounds like a collection of contemporary fables written and performed by a master storyteller. It is a ridiculous album, ... read more
ROXAAN
49
Goodjob.
getaroomyoufuck
95
30 ALBUMS FOR JUNE: DAY 16

This album completely redefined my expectations of what indie and baroque pop could be. Tackling the all encompassing, intangible morass that is "love" head on and from that, blossoms a pop album so wondrously arranged and vibrant, that it's honestly hard to fathom how it even exists. Incredibly reaffirming of love in all its multitudes and forms, the words slipped from Jens Lekman's lips are an utterly infatuating memoir of life, love, and regret, all ... read more
Jonathan00
84
Cute😳
lermontov
97
It’s so beautiful, I can’t get enough!
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Track List

  1. And I Remember Every Kiss
  2. Sipping On the Sweet Nectar
  3. The Opposite of Hallelujah
  4. A Postcard to Nina
  5. Into Eternity
  6. I'm Leaving You Because I Don't Love You
  7. If I Could Cry (It Would Feel Like This)
  8. Your Arms Around Me
  9. Shirin
  10. It Was a Strange Time in My Life
  11. Kanske Ar Jag Kar I Dig
  12. Friday Night At the Drive-In Bingo
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