Lenka (album)

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Lenka
Studio album by Lenka
Released 23 September 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre
Label Epic
Producer
  • John Alagìa
  • Mike Elizondo
  • Pierre Marchand
  • Stuart Brawley
  • Jason Lader
Lenka chronology
Lenka
(2008)
Two
(2011)
Singles from Lenka
  1. "The Show"
    Released: 15 June 2009
  2. "Trouble Is a Friend"
    Released: 1 September 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
BBC Music (favourable)[2]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[3]
Digital Spy 2/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
MusicOMH 2/5 stars[6]
The Daily Telegraph 2/5 stars[7]

Lenka is the debut studio album by Australian recording artist Lenka. It was released on 23 September 2008 by Epic Records.[8] The first single, "The Show", was released on 15 June 2009.[9]

Singles[edit]

"The Show" was released to digital retailers on 6 September 2008 as the album's lead single.[10] The song had moderate success, peaking at number 25 on the US Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart,[11] and at number 65 on the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia.[12]

"Trouble Is a Friend" was released to digital retailers as the album's second and final single on 1 September 2009.[13] It failed to match the success of its predecessor, charting at number 65 on the German Singles Chart.[14]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Show"   3:56
2. "Bring Me Down"  
  • Stuart Brawley
  • Lenka
3:29
3. "Skipalong"  
  • Michael Kevin Farrell
  • Lenka
3:53
4. "Don't Let Me Fall"  
  • Lenka
  • Thomas Salter
2:51
5. "Anything I'm Not"   Lenka 3:18
6. "Knock Knock"  
  • Kevin Griffin
  • Lenka
3:41
7. "Dangerous and Sweet"  
  • Daniel Burns
  • Lenka
  • Billy Mohler
3:32
8. "Trouble Is a Friend"  
  • Lenka
  • Salter
3:36
9. "Live Like You're Dying"   Lenka 3:49
10. "Like a Song"   Lenka 3:20
11. "We Will Not Grow Old"  
  • Burns
  • Lenka
  • Mohler
3:18
Total length:
38:42

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[16] 30
German Albums Chart 35
Polish Albums Chart[17] 4
Swiss Albums Chart[18] 48
UK Albums Chart[19] 58
US Billboard 200[20] 142
US Billboard Heatseekers[20] 3

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Poland (ZPAV)[21] Gold 10,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits for Lenka adapted from Barnes & Noble.[22]

Performance Credits

Technical Credits

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Review: Lenka". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Review of Lenka - Lenka". BBC. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Day, Adrienne (16 September 2008). "Review: Lenka". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Album Review - Lenka: 'Lenka'". Digital Spy. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (26 June 2009). "Review: Lenka". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Lenka - Lenka | album reviews". musicOMH. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  7. ^ McCormick, Neil (1 July 2009). "Review: Lenka". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Lenka Discography". discogs.com. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "Columbia Records UK – Lenka - Lenka". Columbia Records. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "New Releases Singles - Week Commencing 17th November 2008" (PDF). ARIA Charts (Australian Recording Industry Association Ltd.). 17 November 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/306946/Lenka/chart?f=343
  12. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles - Week Commencing 10th November 2008" (PDF). ARIA Charts (Australian Recording Industry Association Ltd.). 10 November 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  13. ^ "iTunes - Music - Trouble Is a Friend - Single by Lenka". iTunes Store (United States). 1 September 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "Lenka - Trouble Is A Friend - Music Charts". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  15. ^ "iTunes - Music - Lenka by Lenka". iTunes Store (United States). Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  16. ^ Steffen Hung. "Lenka - Lenka". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLIS. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  18. ^ Steffen Hung. "Lenka - Lenka". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "Lenka". Chart Stats. 23 May 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  20. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1422145/charts-awards
  21. ^ "Polish album certifications – Lenka – Lenka" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). 
  22. ^ "Lenka by Epic, Lenka - Barnes & Noble". Retrieved 10 May 2015. 

External links[edit]