October 5, 2009

The jerks...

New single Töntarna by my favorite band Kent is released digitally today (visit the homepage to find a link for purchasing the track) and though it’s not bad at all (of course it isn't), it’s not exactly overwhelming either. Especially since it gives you the impression that the band hasn’t moved an inch (musically) since their (fine, but easily forgotten) previous album Tillbaka Till Samtiden, which perhaps has something to do with Joshua once again being the producer? I know I'm spoiled and I know I shouldn't be disappointed, but unfortunately I cannot help being just that, as I was (once again) hoping that they’d return to the sound of their masterpiece Hagnesta Hill. Tönterna is the first single off forthcoming album Röd, which will be out November 6.

2 comments:

Håkon said...

I completely agree. Of course, loosing Harry Mänty means loosing one iece of the broad sound picture I'm used to hearing from them, but they could've done something other than synth this time around. Like you said, it's the same sound as Tilbaka til Sammtiden. Either way though, its still kent, and still some of the best music out there. Let's hope they get back on track soon.

stytzer said...

Thanks for the comment. Still wish that I didn't had to write the post. But agreed - let's hope they'll get back on track...soon :)