I Know What Love Isn't

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I Know What Love Isn't
Jens Lekman - I Know What Love Isn't.jpg
Studio album by Jens Lekman
Released 3 September 2012 (2012-09-03)
Recorded 2009–2012 in Melbourne and Gothenburg
Genre Indie pop
Length 38:00
Label
Producer Jens Lekman
Jens Lekman chronology
Night Falls Over Kortedala
(2007)
I Know What Love Isn't
(2012)
Life Will See You Now
(2017)
Singles from I Know What Love Isn't
  1. "Erica America"
    Released: 25 June 2012 (2012-06-25)
  2. "I Know What Love Isn't"
    Released: 10 August 2012 (2012-08-10)
  3. "Become Someone Else's"
    Released: 1 October 2012 (2012-10-01)

I Know What Love Isn't is the third studio album by Swedish indie pop musician Jens Lekman. The album was released in Europe on 3 September 2012 through Service and in the United States on 4 September 2012 through Secretly Canadian. I Know What Love Isn't was the final album released by Service, who had been Lekman's European label since 2004.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
American Songwriter 4/5 stars[4]
The A.V. Club B[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
The Irish Times 3/5 stars[7]
NME 7/10[8]
Pitchfork Media 7.7/10[9]
Q 3/5 stars[10]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[11]
Uncut 7/10[12]

I Know What Love Isn't received positive reviews from most music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 76, based on 28 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jens Lekman.

No. Title Length
1. "Every Little Hair Knows Your Name" 1:26
2. "Erica America" 3:56
3. "Become Someone Else's" 4:24
4. "Some Dandruff on Your Shoulder" 3:41
5. "She Just Don't Want to Be with You Anymore" 3:53
6. "I Want a Pair of Cowboy Boots" 2:57
7. "The World Moves On" 6:11
8. "The End of the World Is Bigger than Love" 4:41
9. "I Know What Love Isn't" 3:34
10. "Every Little Hair Knows Your Name" 3:17
Total length: 38:00

Personnel[edit]

Credits for I Know What Love Isn't adapted from liner notes.[13]

Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 3
US Billboard 200[15] 137
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[16] 27
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[17] 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ Minsker, Evan (31 January 2013). "R.I.P. Service, Swedish Label Behind Jens Lekman, Tough Alliance, Studio, Whitest Boy Alive". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Reviews for I Know What Love Isn't by Jens Lekman". Metacritic. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Sendra, Tim. "I Know What Love Isn't – Jens Lekman". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Terich, Jeff (30 August 2012). "Jens Lekman, I Know What Love Isn't". American Songwriter. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  5. ^ DeVille, Chris (4 September 2012). "Jens Lekman: I Know What Love Isn't". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Mossman, Kate (30 August 2012). "Jens Lekman: I Know What Love Isn't – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  7. ^ Murphy, Lauren (31 August 2012). "Jens Lekman". The Irish Times. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Stevens, Jenny (31 August 2012). "Jens Lekman – 'I Know What Love Isn't'". NME. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  9. ^ Zoladz, Lindsay (7 September 2012). "Jens Lekman: I Know What Love Isn't". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Jens Lekman: I Know What Love Isn't". Q (185): 83. October 2012. 
  11. ^ Rosen, Jody (4 September 2012). "I Know What Love Isn't". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "Jens Lekman: I Know What Love Isn't". Uncut (185): 83. October 2012. 
  13. ^ I Know What Love Isn't (liner notes). Lekman, Jens. Service. 2012. SERV041. 
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  15. ^ "Jens Lekman – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Jens Lekman. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  16. ^ "Jens Lekman – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Jens Lekman. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  17. ^ "Jens Lekman – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Jens Lekman. Retrieved 18 August 2013.

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