What’s most surprising about this set is its stylistic range, encompassing the lunar soundscapes of Sigur Rós ('Sätt Att Se'), the groove-based jazz of Weather Report ('Maleras Finest'), mutated bossa nova ('Det Tar Tid') and Eno-esque ambience ('Bandhagen'), all intercut with shredding rave-ups featuring guitarist Reine Fiske ('Fredag'), who ensures that 4 won’t be consigned to background-music status.
Never once do Dungen verge on pretension, sure their songs are grandiose and there are more ideas in 4 than most bands muster up in their whole career but then are pulled off so successfully that one can’t doubt that they are there for any other reason other than furthering the band’s sound.
Q MagazineThe result is something of a left-field classic. [Nov 2008, p.114]
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
GuilhermeS.Feb 6, 2009it's one of my favorite albums of all time!
WesM.Oct 7, 2008As a backward-looking rock fan with pretensions to forward-lookingness (what?), I loved every song.
AndreasLSep 30, 2008A brilliant album.
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