Two Way Monologue (2004) Like many indie-pop acts, this Norwegian has an inclination toward the fey: in his case, a winsome delivery, kicky arrangements that coyly mimic '60s psychedelia,… 2004-03-09 Sondre Lerche
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Two Way Monologue (2004)

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TAKE 'TWO' Lerche
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Mar 09, 2004; Lead Performance: Sondre Lerche

Like many indie-pop acts, this Norwegian has an inclination toward the fey: in his case, a winsome delivery, kicky arrangements that coyly mimic '60s psychedelia, and elliptical, often precious lyrics about fractured relationships. Unlike his peers, though, Lerche knows even indie singer-songwriters need hooks (and drums), and he doesn't appear to take himself too seriously (''Stupid Memory''). The result is a breezy, unexpectedly enchanting Two Way Monologue -- Nick Drake on Prozac.

Originally posted Mar 12, 2004 Published in issue #755 Mar 12, 2004 Order article reprints