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Oh You're So Silent Jens
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Album: Oh You're So Silent Jens
# Song Title   Time
1)    At the Dept. of Forgotten Songs
2)    Maple Leaves - (EP Version)
3)    Sky Phenomenon
4)    Pocketful of Money
5)    Black Cab
6)    Someone to Share My Life With
7)    Rocky Dennis' Farewell Song
8)    Rocky Dennis in Heaven
9)    Jens Lekman's Farewell Song to Rocky Dennis
10)    Julie - (Remix, remix)
11)    I Saw Her in the Anti-War Demonstration
12)    Sweet Summer's Night on Hammer Hill, A
13)    Man Walks into a Bar, A
14)    Another Sweet Summer's Night on Hammer Hill
15)    F-Word
16)    Wrong Hands, The
17)    Maple Leaves - (7" version)
 

Album: Oh You're So Silent Jens
# Song Title   Time
1)    At the Dept. of Forgotten Songs
2)    Maple Leaves - (EP Version)
3)    Sky Phenomenon
4)    Pocketful of Money
5)    Black Cab
6)    Someone to Share My Life With
7)    Rocky Dennis' Farewell Song
8)    Rocky Dennis in Heaven
9)    Jens Lekman's Farewell Song to Rocky Dennis
10)    Julie - (Remix, remix)
11)    I Saw Her in the Anti-War Demonstration
12)    Sweet Summer's Night on Hammer Hill, A
13)    Man Walks into a Bar, A
14)    Another Sweet Summer's Night on Hammer Hill
15)    F-Word
16)    Wrong Hands, The
17)    Maple Leaves - (7" version)
 
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  • Personnel: Jens Lekman; Linda Anderson (violin); Mikaela Robsahm (cello); Ulrika Mild, Lilian Olsson (background vocals); Ellen Hjalmarsson (violin); Marcus Cato (trumpet); Markus G”rsch (drums); Emma Bates (background vocals).
  • If you don't know Jens Lekman, you should, and OH YOU'RE SO SILENT JENS, a compilation of his best work from the early 2000s, is an excellent place to get acquainted with this charming singer/songwriter. Bringing together work from his EPs and proper albums with singles and remixes, the set is solid through and through.
  • Like Stephen Merritt and his inspirations, George and Ira Gershwin, Lekman writes those rare songs that are funny, tender, clever, caustic, and heartbreakingly poignant all at once. His use of samples (often simple, yet perfectly so) and orchestrated chamber pop arrangements reveal a deep study of pop knowledge. But beyond both Lekman's skills as a sound architect and his uncanny knack with a beautiful melody, it is his surprisingly powerful lyrics and strangely affecting deadpan delivery that help make this a small-scale pop masterpiece.
Professional Reviews
Uncut (p.85) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Arch, sardonic and playful, this is smartly constructed pop served up with mighty aplomb."

CMJ (p.4) - "For Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman, life is a comic tragedy of misunderstanding. Luckily pain makes great EPs..."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] surprisingly consistent listen....The gushing 'Maple Leaves' and 'Black Cab' are highlights..."
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