Lykke Li, “Get Some” from Wounded Rhymes (2010): One Track Mind

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Upon a rolling wave of buzzing beats and percussion pitched halfway between the Burundi borrowings of Bow Wow Wow and Gene Krupa’s “Sing Sing Sing,” comes indie-pop nymph Lykke Li with “Get Some.”

Except forget about that nymph bit. Gone is the coy fragility that marked 2008’s Youth Novels, Here the Swedish chanteuse accesses her inner Pam Grier — sounding sassy, street and positively “Don’t fuck with me fellas!”

like a shotgun
needs an outcome
I’m your prostitute,
You ‘gon get some

It’s all capped off with a strong and sticky chorus that echoes the cod-exoticism on N’awlins chestnut “Iko Iko.” And it ends too damn soon.

It’s perfect.

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Patrick Moran

Patrick Moran

Chicago native Pat Moran is a filmmaker who has produced and written five feature films, and served as producer and editor for Western Classics, a film series hosted by actor James Best. He also writes about music for Creative Loafing Charlotte. The best job title he ever had was "part-time vampire." Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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