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Album Review: Dungen - Skit I Allt (Subliminal Sounds)

Still shy of the mainstream but all the better for it - Dungen's seventh album is a Swedish indie gem

Album Review: Dungen - Skit I Allt (Subliminal Sounds)

7 / 10 In past years, there have been moments when it seemed like Swedish quartet Dungen might be elevated to genuine mainstream – OK, indie-mainstream – popularity. This despite the fact that seventh album ‘Skit I Allt’, like their others, is sung entirely in Swedish. They’re clearly not aiming for a worldwide banker, but the seam they mine is creatively profitable and floridly engineered. It’s perhaps best summed up by the transition between ‘Högdalstoppen’, a psychedelic freak-happening which closes with acridly smoking guitar, and the jazzy retro-pop splendour of the title track, which sounds like it could be the theme from a ’70s Swedish soap.

Noel Gardner

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