- Released: May 8, 2007
- Label: Blue Note Records
Rolling Stone - p.943 stars out of 5
-- "Keren Ann is a languorous Parisian chanteuse with a throaty soprano..."
Spin - p.843 stars out of 5
-- "[Her] sad-eyed folk-pop ballads hit the brain's late-night pleasure spot..."
Entertainment Weekly - p.84
"[A] coiled soft-rock song cycle about love's wreckage....[The album] echoes pastoral '60s and '70s psychedelia." -- Grade: A-
Uncut - p.1063 stars out of 5
-- "[With] distorted vocals and squawls of feedback which hint at something quite woozy and Velvet Underground-ish, but grounded in admirable songwriting."
CMJ - p.44
"[A] stunner, an eclectic group of lo-fi symphonic pop songs that layer acoustic and electric guitars, piano, brass and snares over her inimitable ashy satin alto."
Q (Magazine) - p.74Ranked #41
in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "[B]eautifully sparse songs..."
- 1.It's All a Lie
- 2.Lay Your Head Down
- 3.In Your Back
- 4.The Harder Ships of the World
- 5.It Ain't No Crime
- 6.Where No Endings End
- 8.Between the Flatland and the Caspian Sea
Personnel: Keren Ann (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, programming); Keren Ann (bass instrument); Thomas Semence (guitar); Bjarki Gunnarsson, Sigurdur Bjarki Gunnarsson (cello); Magic Malik (flute); Dadi Birgisson, Dadi Birgisson (piano); Albin de la Simone (Hammond b-3 organ); Thomas Semence, Laurent Vernerey (bass instrument); David Maruin (percussion); Bardi J˘hannsson (programming, unknown instrument); Ragnheidur, Arnbjorg, Gudrudur, Halldora (background vocals); Karen Brunon (violin, strings); Roland Hartwell (violin); Christophe Morin (cello, strings); Avishai Cohen (trumpet); David Maurin, Regis Ceccarelli (drums).
Audio Mixer: Joe Barresi.
Photographer: Jean Baptiste Mondino.