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Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is the third album of psychedelic-rock tunes from Swedish multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Gustav Ejstes.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. An exceedingly triumphant psych-pop oddity.... I doubt 2004 will birth a more blissful sonic encounter than Ta Det Lugnt.
  2. He has captured a sound that few current artists challenge, and none have mastered to such a degree. Quite simply, Ta det Lugnt is one of the best releases of this year.
  3. With the sonic reach of Pink Floyd and convincing, explosive pop in the vein of Rogue Wave and the Apples in Stereo, "Ta Det Lugnt" is thick with variety.
  4. Year-end best-of lists, you've been warned. [#10, p.106]
  5. You'll swear it's a lost tape from a sweet Hendrix-Iron Butterfly-Cream jam session. [19 Aug 2005, p.145]
  6. 80
    Absolutely endearing. [Jul/Aug 2005, p.101]
  7. 60
    The songs themselves don't amount to much... but they're basically an excuse for Ejstes's gloriously lysergic arrangements anyway. [Sep 2005, p.133]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. IrvinC
    Nov 4, 2004
    10
    My and my girlfriend expected more summer music from dungen but he surprised us by giving the perfect soundtrack for this fall, melodramatic and angry in a way. We loved it! Expand
  2. GrintD
    Nov 3, 2004
    10
    One of the best albums I've heard. Take it Easy.
  3. DavidS
    Jul 16, 2009
    10
    A definite breath of fresh air. I have no clue what the guy is saying the but the entire time i am captivated in this whole other world.... everyone HAS to listen to this. Expand
  4. TacX.
    Nov 11, 2004
    10
    Listen to the arrangements! Listen to the melodies! Listen to the music!
  5. TilmannM
    Oct 2, 2005
    10
    Took some time to find a copy (double-vinyl) of this great music - however seems one of the best records I listend the last 24 months.
  6. HansS
    Jul 29, 2007
    10
    I'm kinda jealous. You americans, or wherever you might come from, get to listen to this masterpiece without understanding a word of what Ejste's singing. I'm swedish and I would really love to hear the record with "foreign ears" so I can catch the whole expercience, if you know what i mean... Don't get me wrong now, the lyrics are great. Probably just as wierd as you hope them to be. Expand
  7. anglointerruptus
    Feb 6, 2006
    5
    One hook x 4 per song, except this time, in eskimo. also, it dies halfway through, before it really get its flippers. like a baby seal! "arf-arf?" ---->dead. "arrrr....". Expand

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