Still shy of the mainstream but all the better for it - Dungen's seventh album is a Swedish indie gem
In past years, there have been moments when it seemed like Swedish quartet [a]Dungen[/a] might be elevated to genuine mainstream – OK, indie-mainstream – popularity. This despite the fact that seventh album [b]‘Skit I Allt’[/b], 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 [b]‘Högdalstoppen’[/b], 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.
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