The lyrics have changed slightly as they are meticulously put together with big, indigestible words rather than easily heard and comprehensible phrases. This makes the lyrics hard to relate to.

What Li has stayed true to, though, is her layered vocals. The vocals carry an eerie feel, making the album almost hypnotic as it creeps along. In her previous music, Li’s voice was said to be very ranged, but in I Never Learn this range is suffocated by emotive low tones and slugging vocals.

With a lagging tempo, a collection of over-thought lyrics, repetitive melodies and colourless vocals, it seems like all Li has learned over her almost-decade of music making is how to entertain emotionally distraught fans that lost their Cindy Lauper CDs.

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