Loney Dear, 'Dear John' (Polyvinyl)

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Dear John
Critical Mass
Label: Polyvinyl

by Josh Modell

Loney Dear's gauzy pop can be entrancing, but it's also incredibly easy to tune out: Let your mind wander, and the Swedish act's latest goes full blur. But like M83's Anthony Gonzalez, singer-songwriter Emil Svanängen has an affinity for pretty fuzz and a knack for subtly soulful melodies. At times, he even brings them into focus for you: The gorgeous title track (sample lyric: "I'm slumbering to music / My limbs cease to hurt") approaches the crafty romanticism of countryman and sonic soul brother Jens Lekman.

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