Brilliant second album
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

After touring 2008’s post-pop debut ‘Youth Novels’, the Swedish singer-songwriter acquired a failed relationship and escaped to the LA hills to write away her anguish and birth this brilliant second album.

While opener ‘Youth Knows No Pain’ and the feisty single ‘Get Some’ both display Li’s ‘don’t-fuck-with-me’ sassiness, ‘Wounded Rhymes’ really takes off when she allows her vulnerability to leak.

The magnificent campfire ballad ‘I Know Places’ and the confessional ‘Unrequited Love’ are perhaps the finest songs she has written. Another lush ballad suggests that ‘Sadness Is A Blessing’ - Lykke Li seems to have made it work for her.


Words by John Freeman


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