Keren Ann (album)

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Keren Ann
Studio album by Keren Ann
Released April 23, 2007 (Europe)
May 8, 2007 (U.S.)
June 4, 2007 (UK)
June 29, 2007 (Germany)
Genre Vocalist
Length 43:24
Label Delabel/EMI (Europe)
Blue Note (U.S.)
Producer K.A Zeidel
Keren Ann chronology
Nolita
(2004)
Keren Ann
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[2]
Pitchfork Media 6.4/10[3]
Popmatters 9/10[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]
This Is Fake DIY 2.5/5 stars[6]

Keren Ann is the eponymous fifth album of the singer, Keren Ann. It is also her third English album.

Critical reception[edit]

In his review for MSN Music, music critic Robert Christgau cited "Lay Your Head Down" and "It Ain't No Crime" as highlights and quippedly called it "music to pretend you're having sophisticated casual sex to, only remember -- you're not actually that sophisticated".[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's All a Lie" – 5:40
  2. "Lay Your Head Down" – 4:46
  3. "In Your Back" – 5:36
  4. "The Harder Ships of the World" – 4:08
  5. "It Ain't No Crime" – 4:17
  6. "Where No Endings End" – 3:37
  7. "Liberty" – 6:00
  8. "Between the Flatland and the Caspian Sea" – 5:28
  9. "Caspia" – 3:52

All songs written by Keren Ann Zeidel except "Caspia" written with Bardi Johannsson.

Limited Edition Track listing[edit]

Also known as Christmas Edition

  1. "Silent Night" – 3:18
  2. "Manhà de Carnaval" – 1:59
  3. "Hallelujah" – 4:22
  4. "Tennessee Waltz" – 2:28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keren Ann (album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  2. ^ "Album: Keren Ann: Keren Ann". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Keren Ann: Keren Ann". Pitchforkmedia.com. 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  4. ^ Pappin, Lyra. "Keren Ann: Keren Ann < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  5. ^ "Rolling Stone Music | Album Reviews". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  6. ^ "Oooops". This Is Fake DIY. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 2007). "Consumer Guide". MSN Music. Retrieved 9 August 2013.