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New Lykke Li Album: ‘It’s about the guilt & Shame & Hurt &Pride & Confusion of Being a women’

Photo via Lykke Li’s Facebook page.

Swedish singer Lykke Li told the NME that her upcoming and third album is the third in a coming of age trilogy that started with 2008’s Youth Novels and continued with 2011’s Wounded Rhymes.

She told the British music paper that the album is about the “intense period” of being a woman in her 20s.

“It’s always about me and the guilt and the shame and the hurt and the pride and the confusion of being a woman.”

She also told the NME that she didn’t believe she was understood as an artist.

“I always feel like I’ve been slightly misunderstood. As a woman you get judged for appearances or things like that I don’t really care about. If anything I want to be seen as a singer-songwriter rather than a pop artist. I really feel like I’ve found my voice.”

Some videos from the first two albums:

“I Follow Rivers”:

“Sadness Is A Blessing”:

“I’m Good I’m Gone”:

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Best Of 2013 Dept.: NME Picks Year’s Best Albums

Here’s NME’s Top 26 albums of 2013. For the rest, head to NME.

1. Arctic Monkeys – ‘AM’
2. Kanye West – ‘Yeezus’
3. Queens of the Stone Age – ‘…Like Clockwork’
4. Foals – ‘Holy Fire’
5. Savages – ‘Silence Yourself’
6. Daft Punk – ‘Random Access Memories’
7. Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’
8. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘Push The Sky Away’
9. Laura Marling – ‘Once I Was An Eagle’
10. David Bowie – ‘The Next Day’
11. Jon Hopkins – ‘Immunity’
12. MIA – ‘Matangi’
13. Drenge – ‘Drenge’
14. Vampire Weekend – ‘Modern Vampires Of The City’
15. Peace – ‘In Love’
16. Jagwar Ma – ‘Howlin’’
17. Waxahatchee – ‘Cerulean Salt’
18. Hookworms – ‘Pearl Mystic’
19. Disclosure – ‘Settle’
20. The National – ‘Trouble Will Find Me’
21. Iceage – ‘You’re Nothing’
22. Deerhunter – ‘Monomania’
23. Chvrches – ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’
24. Parquet Courts – ‘Light Up Gold’
25. Haim – ‘Days Are Gone’
26. Factory Floor – ‘Factory Floor’

— A Days of the Crazy-Wild blog post —

What The? NME Compiles A Crazy Top 500 Albums List

So here’s the thing. If you were making a list of the best 500 albums of all time, would you really include Foo Fighters? How about MGMT’s Oracular Spectacular? I mean really? Come on. Seriously?

How about Nirvana’s “Bleach”? I’m a huge Nirvana fans. But if you’re picking 500 albums and you’ve got albums by James Brown and the Rolling Stones and Radiohead and Bob Dylan and Miles Davis and John Coltrane and Billie Holiday and Prince and Johnny Cash and Sleater-Kinney and Tom Waits and the Beach Boys and Woody Guthrie and Joanna Newsom and Bob Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago, and on and on, would you really include include “Bleach”? Or two Kings of Leon albums?

Or how about Arctic Monkeys’ Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not as the 20th best of all time.

Oh well.

Here’s the Top 20:

1. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
2. The Beatles – Revolver
3. David Bowie – Hunky Dory
4. The Strokes – Is This It
5. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico
6. Pulp – Different Class
7. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
8. Pixies – Doolittle
9. The Beatles – The Beatles
10. Oasis – Definitely Maybe
11. Nirvana – Nevermind
12. Patti Smith – Horses
13. Arcade Fire – Funeral
14. David Bowie – Low
15. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
16. Joy Division – Closer
17. Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
18. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
19. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
20. Radiohead – OK Computer

Check the rest here.

Thanks, Stereogum.