KORBY LENKER

King of Hearts

2007-11-05

Although it’s a contradiction to describe Korby Lenker’s fourth solo album as both ethereal and earthy, there it is. Lenker’s breathy, breathtaking voice has all the components of an otherworldly dream sequence, but this album is softly stunning in its minimalism … a man, his thoughts and an acoustic guitar. And his lyrics reveal a sense of humor and confident humility that is unabashedly honest … “and lover, lover, tell me twice, do you think that I sing nice? Are my vices worth the price of pretty music?” Standout tracks include #2, “Papercuts,” #4, “Cedars of Lebanon” and #8, “Dog Down to the River.” Reviewed by Sara Cosgrove Track #11, “Come Closer,” contains “fuck.”

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