Sunday, July 11, 2010

Kent - En Plats I Solen


Kent's album "En Plats I Solen" keeps #1 of Swedish chart second week after its debut and sure I need to give you a tips about this release if you still didn't hear about it.
This album turned to be (as it was expected from the first single "Gamla Ullevi") crossover between old warm melancholic but full of life style of Kent with dominance of live instruments and new colder electro-sound of last two albums. What is it made of actually? Nice intro "Glasäpplen" starting with acoustic guitar and Jocke's vocal growing to energetic track built on strings sample reminding previous Kent's hit "Ingenting", old-school synth-pop influenced "Ismael", Summerish The Ark-smelling "Skisser för sommaren", radio-friendly hits "Gamla Ullevi" and "Team building", synth-disco "Minimalen", classic meditative Kent's "Passagerare" and a lot of another very pleasant stuff. Well, when it comes to albums I prefer to let you judge yourself so check preview of album yourself below but remember that this is the album that you'll probably understand when you'll give it a few full listens.

4 коммент.:

Laura (EuropeCrazy) said...

For me they can do no wrong, however I agree that you need to listen to the songs a few times as their music isn't so immediate as some other bands/singers: this album is definitely more accessible than the last couple and completely deserves its no.1 spot in the album chart. Very nice review!

Damian said...

Ah, this is the rightest thing Laura, new album is definitely quite accessible, probably not as accessible as "Du & jag döden" but what Kent makes is always clearly the art. Thank you for estimate of review :)

Paul said...

I'd seen them a top of the swedish charts and had no idea who they were so this has been a welcome introduction :) Am going to check out the album now!

Damian said...

I would recommend you Paul to listen firstly "Du och jag döden" or "Vapen & Ammunition", quite beautiful and poppy album to be interested for people who didn't listen Kent before (in my opinion).