An Argument With Myself - EP
Swedish indie-pop wunderkind Jens Lekman keeps getting weirder. There was always a skewered vision behind his music, going back to his most basic folk pleas, but this 2011 EP is a hilarious and quite upbeat collection. The title track detours into a reggae groove for its sudden middle, while the rest of the song sounds like a Paul Simon world music extravaganza after some serious energy drinks. “Waiting for Kirsten” reminisces on the greatness of his Gothenburg home while it motors on with an invigorating chorus and waits around to stalk Kirsten Dunst, who’d been shooting a movie in town. “A Promise” throws together a slick studio groove while Lekman tries to distract an ill friend. “New Directions” highlights a horn section and seductive syncopated rhythm. “So This Guy at My Office” ends things with woodwinds and another fine laid-back rhythm. Lekman is a major talent and a man to keep your eye on.