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I Never Learn is a break-up album, handsomely made and stately in pace, but hamstrung by lack of incident. Echoing drums and dramatic orchestrations cast Swedish vocalist Lykke Li as an indie torch singer.

However her nasal voice doesn’t seem to relish the spotlight while the sentiments – “Never get you back”, “Never going to love again” – are too generic to be affecting.

Lykke Li

I Never Learn

(Atlantic)

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