Monday, July 4, 2011

Sondre Lerche hits a poppy stride on his self-titled

Sondre Lerche - "Sondre Lerche"
Mona Records
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4 / 5

Sondre Lerche's songs are, in a word, addictive. The Norwegian has a natural talent for pop that swims about into different-
Okay, metaphor on hold, we've just got to get this out first: "Private Caller" is the pop song of the year. Just laying it out there.
Yeah, that pretty much describes how we feel about the Norwegian's self-titled. That metaphor up there was going to describe something about his penchant for taking his listeners on a pop mini-journey, taking the opener "Ricochet" and "Go Right Ahead" as prime examples of his brilliant sense of diverse songcraft. But we know you just want to crank up that unbelievable single, that and "Domino," all day long. Much of the album is still good, with maybe a couple passable tracks of the ten, thus coming recommended.

Listen to "Private Caller" and/or "Domino."

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