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  • Summary: The seventh release for the Swedish band led by Gustav Ejstes is its first in five years.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
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  1. Magnet
    Oct 14, 2015
    90
    A brilliant pastiche of styles. [No. 125, p.57]
  2. Sep 23, 2015
    80
    While the execution has at times wavered over the years, Allas Sak finds the band fully re-engaged in the sound that it has staked out over the past decade--performing music that’s still as beautiful, optimistic, strange, and singular as ever.
  3. Mojo
    Sep 23, 2015
    80
    A serious trip. [Oct 2015, p.95]
  4. Uncut
    Sep 25, 2015
    80
    Allas Sak marks another gentle shift in direction for Gustav Ejstes, and though Dungen are not saying anything new, they're at least articulating timeless emotion in a classy fashion. [Nov 2015, p.75]
  5. Oct 7, 2015
    80
    Things mostly stay low-key and subtle, with Ejstes's guitar growing righteously wild just once, on En Dag På Sjön, one of several instrumentals.
  6. Sep 23, 2015
    70
    The instrumental and compositional mastery on show is staggering. Whether it will make a dent in the consciousness of those who don't spend their time watching at the edges of the prog-rock firmament is another question entirely.
  7. Q Magazine
    Oct 6, 2015
    60
    Folk and indie-pop influences are as prevalent as prog's darker hue, making Allas Sak far less challenging than it might have been in less thoughtful hands. [Nov 2015, p.109]

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Oct 14, 2015
    9
    I was amazed to find that most of the songs on this album are good. Usually I can only find one or a few good songs on any album, however thisI was amazed to find that most of the songs on this album are good. Usually I can only find one or a few good songs on any album, however this has a good feeling all over it. It helps if you understand Swedish, since the lyrics themselves are a big part of the whole experience. If you like Tame Impala, you will enjoy this as well. Expand
  2. Sep 27, 2015
    8
    Ihr bestes seit Ta Det Lugnt (für mich eine starke 9 von 10), immer noch nicht annäherend so gut leider, aber immerhin! Sehr geiler Sound undIhr bestes seit Ta Det Lugnt (für mich eine starke 9 von 10), immer noch nicht annäherend so gut leider, aber immerhin! Sehr geiler Sound und ein paar tolle Momente

    schwache 8 für mich
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