Guaranteed to be CMJ free!

Oct 26 2007

Sports or Concert? Concert!


I couldn't stay long at the Jens Lekman show last night and that turned out to be a real shame. He was brilliant. It was a cold, rainy night outside but this guy was just emanating sunshine from the stage. And he managed to turn a good show into a great show in just the second song of the night, when during the last little bit of "The Opposite of Hallelujah" he dropped in a sample of "Give Me Just A Little More Time" by The Chairman of the Board. The crowd went crazy, as well they should have.

I'll put it to you this way. The show was so good I had no problem missing all of the D.C. United playoff loss to Chicago and most of Boston's 2-1 Game 2 win to see it. I immediately downloaded his new album from eMusic when I got home. Think of The Housemartins with a little more bossanova thrown in. Best.

[MP3] Jens Lekman | The Opposite of Hallelujah

[MP3] Jens Lekman | Into Eternity

Posted by Kyle in Concert Pics | Permalink


If you like the new Jens Lekman, pick up the first one and the singles comp. They're even better.

Posted by: Dan at October 26, 2007 11:50 AM

love the CMJ free claim! even if I had gone, probably wouldn't have felt the need to be person #25,786 diligently reporting on the Black Kids stage presence.

Posted by: butter team blog at October 26, 2007 12:59 PM

Just got back from his show in Philadelphia. One of the most purely enjoyable experiences in my life. I bought a couple of cds as gifts, and I highly recommend that anyone living where he's touring give it a shot- you won't regret it.

Posted by: YHK at October 27, 2007 1:01 AM

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