I Know What Love Isn't

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 by Service and in the United States on 4 September 2012 by Secretly Canadian.

I Know What Love Isn't
Jens Lekman - I Know What Love Isn't.jpg
Studio album by
Released3 September 2012 (2012-09-03)
Recorded2009–2012
GenreIndie pop
Length38:00
Label
ProducerJens 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)

"Erica America" was released as the album's lead single on 25 June 2012,[1] followed by "I Know What Love Isn't" on 10 August.[2] I Know What Love Isn't was the final album released by Service, who had been Lekman's European label since 2004.[3]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.3/10[4]
Metacritic76/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [6]
American Songwriter     [7]
The A.V. ClubB[8]
The Guardian     [9]
NME7/10[10]
Pitchfork7.7/10[11]
PopMatters8/10[12]
Q     [13]
Rolling Stone     [14]
Uncut7/10[15]

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".[5]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Jens Lekman.

No.TitleLength
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

PersonnelEdit

Credits for I Know What Love Isn't adapted from liner notes.[16]

Additional personnel

ChartsEdit

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 3
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[18] 30
US Billboard 200[19] 137
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[20] 2
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[21] 27
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[22] 44

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Erica America – Single by Jens Lekman". United States: iTunes Store. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  2. ^ "I Know What Love Isn't (Digital Download – Secretly Canadian #) – Jens Lekman". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  3. ^ Minsker, Evan (31 January 2013). "R.I.P. Service, Swedish Label Behind Jens Lekman, Tough Alliance, Studio, Whitest Boy Alive". Pitchfork. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  4. ^ "I Know What Love Isn't by Jens Lekman reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Reviews for I Know What Love Isn't by Jens Lekman". Metacritic. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  6. ^ Sendra, Tim. "I Know What Love Isn't – Jens Lekman". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  7. ^ Terich, Jeff (30 August 2012). "Jens Lekman, I Know What Love Isn't". American Songwriter. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  8. ^ DeVille, Chris (4 September 2012). "Jens Lekman: I Know What Love Isn't". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  9. ^ Mossman, Kate (30 August 2012). "Jens Lekman: I Know What Love Isn't – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  10. ^ Stevens, Jenny (31 August 2012). "Jens Lekman – 'I Know What Love Isn't'". NME. Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  11. ^ Zoladz, Lindsay (7 September 2012). "Jens Lekman: I Know What Love Isn't". Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  12. ^ Bloom, Dave (11 October 2012). "Jens Lekman: I Know What Love Isn't". PopMatters. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Jens Lekman: I Know What Love Isn't". Q (185): 83. October 2012.
  14. ^ Rosen, Jody (4 September 2012). "I Know What Love Isn't". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  15. ^ "Jens Lekman: I Know What Love Isn't". Uncut (185): 83. October 2012.
  16. ^ I Know What Love Isn't (liner notes). Lekman, Jens. Service. 2012. SERV041.CS1 maint: others (link)
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  18. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  19. ^ "Jens Lekman Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  20. ^ "Jens Lekman Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  21. ^ "Jens Lekman Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  22. ^ "Jens Lekman Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 August 2013.