Lykke Li’s third album will make you depressed, but that kind of depressed that is pretty cathartic.

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Sinead Stubbins

This was recorded as a break-up album and it sounds like it – the Swedish musician has always leant towards the eerie and experimental side of pop music and I Never Learn takes that to another level.

There’s a lot of ‘80s influences in the mix, ‘No Rest For The Wicked’ sounds like a Kate Bush song in the best possible way and ‘Never Gonna Love Again’ has some Bonnie Tyler vibes that I was not sad about.

whole album will make you wear floaty dresses and light candles and explore caves/your soul and, it has to be said, Lykke’s voice continues to sound insanely amazing. I can imagine a teenager listening to ‘Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone’ on repeat and crying silently in their room and I can give no higher praise than that.

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Easygoing and atmospheric.
It’s impossible not to be sucked in.
For anyone who’s entered adulthood and wondered, is this it?
An overtly cliché but enjoyable read.
One of Australia’s most exciting bands.
With peaks and troughs.
A detailed account of every time you’ll cry like a baby.
"I just wanna unwrap you, baby."
An almost a travel guide.
The self-awareness sets her apart.
Strangely underwhelming.
A lush and detailed listen.
Confident and charismatic.
They aren't holding anything back...
Sweden, you’ve done it again.
The models abseil down a vertical runway and it’s ridiculous.
An album that is somehow both loud and indescribably quiet at the same time.
"The mid-song break down on the title track is still one of my favourite musical moments from recent memory."
"A well-timed and focused insight into Yves’ own studio and its inner workings."
"Oh, this is what feel good music is."
It may not be groundbreaking, but this is definitely emotional enough.
It's like it's 2012 all over again and in a very good way.
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