My all time favorite Swedish band Kent released a new album yesterday. As with all their releases since “Isola”, I bought it blindly without listening to it. I usually tend to listen to music before I buy to avoid any surprises.

I’ve now listened through their new album, “Tillbaka Till Samtiden”, 10-12 times and I’m thinking I should’ve listened to it while in the record store before I put my hard earned dough on the counter, because it’s an album with a few unpleasant surprises. Kent has been moving slowly downhill since “Vapen & Ammunition” and this album is another leg on their journey to the Valley of Bands That Just Lost It. I guess Live will be happy to get some company down there.

All right, it’s probably a bit unfair to say that they have been moving continuously downhill since “Vapen & Ammunition” because their previous album, “Du & Jag Döden”, was pretty good and that leaves just “Vapen & Ammunition” as a downhill album, so I guess what I’m trying to say here is that “Vapen & Ammunition” was a not that good by Kent standards and the same is the case for “Tillbaka Till Samtiden”.

This is why I’ll never get paid to write anything about music.

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  1. It would so funny, like, if Kent decided to hire a bass player named Bent Nichlas or something likethat, cuz then like, ppl cud write: “Kent got Bent”. Lololololomfgrotflmao! X-D

  2. wtf?? i can’t get into the new record either, but few bands will ever make a record as good as vapen och ammunition, and kent’s all-time greatest song came off du och jag doden (mannen i den vita hatten)…

    (granted, my swedish skills are almost non-existent so i haven’t mastered the lyrics…)

  3. I beg to differ. Kent’s best album so far has been Hagnesta Hill. To pick an all-time greatest song is rather hard, but if I have to it would be VinterNoll2.