Kleerup (album)

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Kleerup
Studio album by Kleerup
Released 19 May 2008 (2008-05-19)
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre Electropop, synthpop, disco
Length 46:28
Label Virgin
Producer Kleerup
Singles from Kleerup
  1. "With Every Heartbeat"
    Released: 15 January 2007
  2. "Longing for Lullabies"
    Released: 21 March 2008
  3. "3AM"
    Released: 25 August 2008
Alternative cover
International cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Spin (7/10)[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10)[3]

Kleerup is the eponymous debut album by Swedish recording artist and producer Kleerup, released in Sweden on 21 May 2008 by Virgin Records. Following the success of his collaboration with fellow Swede Robyn on 2007's "With Every Heartbeat", the album debuted and peaked at number seven on the Swedish Albums Chart. A revised edition of the album was released internationally in mid-2009.

"Thank You for Nothing" is an alternative, almost instrumental version of Cyndi Lauper's song "Lay Me Down", produced and co-written by Kleerup and included on Lauper's 2008 album Bring Ya to the Brink. "Until We Bleed" (which is not House) and "3AM" appeared, in altered forms, as B-sides to singles released by their vocalists (Lykke Li and Marit Bergman respectively).[4][5]

The song "Chords" was sampled by electronic artist Dark Colour on his debut EP Memories track "I Can Feel You", which resulted in the release being pulled from retailers.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Swedish edition[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hero" (with The Sweptaways) Kleerup 4:22
2. "Until We Bleed" (with Lykke Li) Kleerup, Lykke Li, Mikael Karlsson 4:24
3. "Thank You for Nothing"   Kleerup 3:08
4. "With Every Heartbeat" (with Robyn) Robyn, Kleerup 4:12
5. "Tower of Trellick"   Kleerup 3:46
6. "Longing for Lullabies" (with Titiyo) Kleerup, Titiyo Jah, Niclas Frisk 3:49
7. "Music for Girl" (with Lisa Milberg) Kleerup, Lisa Milberg 2:41
8. "Chords"   Kleerup 3:51
9. "Forever" (with Neneh Cherry) Kleerup, Neneh Cherry, Cameron McVey 4:09
10. "3AM" (with Marit Bergman) Kleerup, Marit Bergman 3:57
11. "On My Own Again"   Kleerup 3:23
12. "I Just Want to Make That Sad Boy Smile"   Kleerup 4:46

International edition[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hero" (with The Sweptaways) Kleerup 4:21
2. "Until We Bleed" (with Lykke Li) Kleerup, Li, Karlsson 4:24
3. "Thank You for Nothing"   Kleerup 3:08
4. "With Every Heartbeat" (with Robyn) Robyn, Kleerup 4:12
5. "Tower of Trellick"   Kleerup 3:46
6. "Longing for Lullabies" (with Titiyo) Kleerup, Jah, Frisk 3:49
7. "On My Own Again"   Kleerup 3:20
8. "Iris"   Kleerup 2:57
9. "3AM" (with Marit Bergman) Kleerup, Bergman 3:59
10. "Ain't No Stopping"   Kleerup 4:31
11. "Misery"   Kleerup 3:58
12. "History" (with Linda Sundblad) Kleerup, Sundblad 4:01
13. "The End"   Kleerup 3:50
14. "I Just Want to Make That Sad Boy Smile"   Kleerup 4:46
Total length:
55:02

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Label Format
Sweden 19 May 2008[7] Virgin Records Digital download
21 May 2008[11] CD
United Kingdom 25 May 2009[8] Positiva Records Digital download
Germany 29 May 2009[12][13] EMI CD, digital download
United Kingdom 1 June 2009[14] Positiva Records CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Spin review
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  4. ^ "Tonight – Single by Lykke Li". iTunes Store Sweden. Apple Inc. Retrieved 18 October 2008. 
  5. ^ "Mama, I Remember You Now – Single by Marit Bergman". iTunes Store Sweden. Apple Inc. Retrieved 18 October 2008. 
  6. ^ "Dark Colour's Electronica Explained and Explored". Impose Magazine. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Kleerup (Bonus Track Version) by Andreas Kleerup". iTunes Store Sweden. Apple Inc. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Kleerup by Andreas Kleerup". iTunes Store UK. Apple Inc. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Kleerup – Kleerup". Swedish Recording Industry Association. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Årslista Album – År 2008". Swedish Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Kleerup – Kleerup" (in Sweden). CDON.se. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Album ab heute erhältlich" (in German). EMI Music Germany. 29 May 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "Kleerup von Andreas Kleerup". iTunes Store Germany (in German). Apple Inc. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "Kleerup: Kleerup". HMV. Retrieved 21 January 2011.