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An Argument With Myself
An Argument with Myself illustrates the many moods of Swedish singer/songwriter Jens Lekman, who has a savvy for both somber ballads and infectious summertime jams. His oft-gorgeous instrumentation is supplemented by dryly delivered humor that alternates between the darkly sobering and lovably romanticized. Lekmanâ€™s masterful control of such variation isnâ€™t anything new; all of his releases, from early EPs to the expansive full-length Night Falls over Kortedala, showcased his innate wit â€“ especially in regard to sociological commentary. Regarding quips about the shit shy people are storing (â€œIt Was a Strange Time in My Lifeâ€) or that everyone can learn something from the film Mask (his â€œRocky Dennisâ€ song trilogy), whatever Jens says is worth just as much as the beautiful hook-laden instrumentation surrounding his words.