Wounded Rhymes Swedish songstress Lykke Li decamped to L.A. to write her second album, but it's hardly a paean to sunshine: "Sadness is my boyfriend," a brokenhearted… Wounded Rhymes Swedish songstress Lykke Li decamped to L.A. to write her second album, but it's hardly a paean to sunshine: "Sadness is my boyfriend," a brokenhearted… 2011-03-01 Lykke Li Indie Rock Atlantic
Music Review

Wounded Rhymes (2011)

Lykke Li
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Mar 01, 2011; Lead Performance: Lykke Li; Genre: Indie Rock; Production: Atlantic

Swedish songstress Lykke Li decamped to L.A. to write her second album, but it's hardly a paean to sunshine: ''Sadness is my boyfriend,'' a brokenhearted Li sings, sounding like a Nordic hybrid of Lou Reed and Darlene Love. While her 2008 breakout, Youth Novels, was quirky and coy, Wounded Rhymes is hungry, dark, dirty: ''I'm a prostitute, you gon' get some,'' she chants over ominous drums on the subversive single ''Get Some.'' It's futile to deny her. A

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Originally posted Feb 23, 2011 Published in issue #1144 Mar 04, 2011 Order article reprints
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