Monday Music Moment: Dear Jens, Let's make a baby

Monday, January 09, 2012

I don't often write posts about music, mostly because I know my music taste is peculiar and everyone is so indie these days, my entire record collection reads like a guilty pleasure. It's almost a shame. Almost.

A long while ago I started listening to Jens Lekman, after about 2 minutes of song and dance I was lost. his music is difficult to describe if your haven't heard it before, did the best job of it by saying: 

"Seldom does such wonderful music sound so comically awful when you try to describe it to someone. "Man, he's amazing, like Neil Sedaka with a bit of a head cold singing over the Love Boat theme song." By the time you get that far, dude is already backing away slowly. A Swedish indie-pop dramatist who introduces sarcastic modernity to the most gloriously moribund styles of the 20th century-- from orientalist world music to suburban exotica-- Lekman guides an enthusiastic tour through the dustiest yard-sale record collections, conjuring obscure shades of Henry Mancini, Harry Belafonte, and Bobby McFerrin. Smooth saxes and indigenous flutes jostle against some of the most quotable one-liners this side of Das Racist"

The title track of Jen's latest album, "An Argument With Myself" has saved my mood on many days. Especially the words: 

And it took shape in the form of an image in the form of a living memory
The way her shadow used to walk by your side 
In a different time, in a different city 

Ah so magical. Here, listen to it again. 

Have a splendid Monday!! Its the 2nd week of 2012 y'alls! Hope its off to a rocking start!

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