Röd

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Röd
Studio album by Kent
Released November 5, 2009 (Digital download)
November 6, 2009 (CD)
Genre Synth, Rock, Pop
Length 56:36
Label RCA, Sony Music
Producer Kent, Joshua
Kent chronology
Box 1991–2008
(2008)
Röd
(2009)
En plats i solen
(2010)
Singles from Röd
  1. "Töntarna"
    Released: October 5, 2009
  2. "Hjärta"
    Released: December 21, 2009
  3. "Idioter"
    Released: March 8, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Aftonbladet 4/5 stars[1]
Expressen 4/5 stars[2]
Metro 3/5 stars[3]
Politiken 5/6 stars[4]
Svenska Dagbladet 4/6 stars[5]

Röd (Swedish for "Red") is the eighth studio album by Swedish alternative rock band Kent. It was released as digital download exclusively through the band's website on November 5, 2009, and physically on November 6, 2009. The first single from the album, "Töntarna", was released as digital download on October 5, 2009.

Lead singer Joakim Berg announced on Kent's forum on April 21, 2009, that the band had started writing songs for the album in 2008 until the beginning of April 2009 and subsequently the band had begun the recording of the album. The album is produced by Kent and Joshua, who also produced the band's previous studio album.[6][7]

Röd is available in a standard edition and a deluxe edition box. The deluxe edition box version features the 11-track CD, a USB flash drive with high quality MP3 files as well as AIFF files, three 10" records which between them contain the whole album, and a 118 page book containing lyrics, abstract pictures and photographs.[8][9] Due to distribution issues the deluxe edition was delayed until November 11, 2009.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Joakim Berg.

No. Title Music Length
1. "18:29-4"   J.Berg, M.Sköld 2:26
2. "Taxmannen" (The Dachshund Man/The Taxman) J.Berg, M.Sköld 4:32
3. "Krossa allt" (Crush Everything) J.Berg, M.Sköld 4:48
4. "Hjärta" (Heart) J.Berg, M.Sköld 5:30
5. "Sjukhus" (Hospital) J.Berg, M.Sköld 6:16
6. "Vals för Satan (Din vän pessimisten)" (Waltz for Satan (Your Friend the Pessimist)) J.Berg, M.Sköld 6:47
7. "Idioter" (Idiots) J.Berg, M.Sköld 4:12
8. "Svarta linjer" (Black Lines) J.Berg, M.Sköld 4:27
9. "Ensamheten" (The Loneliness) J.Berg, M.Sköld 5:46
10. "Töntarna" (The Dorks) J.Berg, M.Sköld 4:37
11. "Det finns inga ord" (There Are No Words) J.Berg, M.Sköld 6:59

Personnel[edit]

  • Produced by Kent & Joshua
  • Recorded in Meistersaal, Berlin; Psykbunkern/Park Studio, Stockholm; The Bowery Hotel, New York; Hyltinge Church, Sparreholm and different living rooms
  • Track 4, 7, 8, 11: Mixed by Simon Nordberg
  • Track 1, 5, 6, 9: Mixed by Stefan Boman
  • Track 2, 3, 10: Mixed by Joshua
  • All songs are mixed in Psykbunkern/Park Studio except "Det finns inga ord" which is mixed in Traxton
  • Mastered by Henrik Jonsson, Masters of Audio
  • Instrument technician: Martin Brengesjö
  • Assistant: Sebastian Meyer
  • Track 6: Choir by Johan Renck
  • Track 3, 9: Choir by Johan T Karlsson
  • Track 1: The "Tonalerna" choir led by Yngve Sköld
  • Track 1: Organ by Martin Sköld
  • Design: Helen Svensson & Thomas Ökvist
  • Cover photo: Annika Aschberg
  • Colour photo: Makode Linde
  • Black, red, grey photo: Thomas Ökvist
  • Management: Martin Roos

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larsson, Markus. "Fantastisk förtvivlan". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Nunstedt, Anders. ""Röd": Förstklassigt!". Expressen. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Lindholm, Peter. "Besegrar sina förebilder". Metro International. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Jensen, Erik. "Kent laver fremragende elektronisk album". Dagbladet Politiken. Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  5. ^ Lokko, Andres. "Kents nya skiva - Vrede och sorg i budskap med pondus". Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  6. ^ Röd Kent.nu, 21 April 2009
  7. ^ KENT = TÖNTARNA OCH RÖD! — Kent.nu Kent.nu, 4 October 2009
  8. ^ Information om deluxe-utgåvan av Röd — Kent.nu, 12 October 2009
  9. ^ Röd - Deluxe Box - Kent - Musik - CDON.COM 4 October 2009
  10. ^ Deluxeversionen av Röd försenad Kent.nu, 6 November 2009 (in Swedish)
  11. ^ Hitlisten.NU
  12. ^ Suomen virallinen lista
  13. ^ Topp 40 Album uke 47, 2009 - VG-lista
  14. ^ swedishcharts.com - Kent - Röd
  15. ^ "www.sverigetopplistan.se" (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 April 2010. 

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