Wednesday, December 21, 2011
LYKKE LI / Wounded Rhymes 
Swedish singer Lykke Li drops the bubblegum poppy insecurities of her debut, Youth Novel and comes out bloody nosed and fists a flailing on her sophomore effort Wounded Rhymes.
Li still maintains a certain type of sweetness and keen sense of 60's-esque melodic hooks, only now she's grown more self-certain and certainly more forceful which makes for a wonderful record. With thundering percussion heavy anthems to vulnerable, stripped down campfire ballads Wounded Rhymes is an impressive turn into the right direction for Li and confirms that she'll be around for awhile yet.
5 knives into the sand out of 5
Songs Of Note: Youth Knows No Pain; Jerome