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Studio album by
Released5 November 2009
Recorded2008–2009 in Meistersaal, Berlin, Germany; Psykbunkern/Park Studio, Stockholm, Sweden,; The Bowery Hotel, New York City, United States; Hyltinge Church, Sparreholm, Sweden
GenreAlternative rock
LabelRCA, Sony
ProducerKent, Joshua
Kent chronology
Box 1991–2008
En plats i solen
Singles from Röd
  1. "Töntarna"
    Released: 5 October 2009
  2. "Hjärta"
    Released: 21 December 2009
  3. "Idioter"
    Released: 8 March 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Aftonbladet4/5 stars[1]
GAFFA5/6 stars[2]
Metro3/5 stars[3]
Politiken5/6 stars[4]
Svenska Dagbladet4/6 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 5 November 2009 and physically on 6 November 2009. The first single from the album, "Töntarna", was released as digital download on 5 October 2009.

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.[6][7] Due to distribution difficulties the deluxe edition was delayed until 11 November 2009.[8]


Lead singer Joakim Berg announced on Kent's forum on 21 April 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.[9][10]

Eight out of 11 songs were recorded in the concert hall Meistersaal in Berlin. It was originally part of the legendary Hansa Tonstudio from the 1970s until 1991, but has since been used as a location for events. Kent had to set up their own recording studio, with the recording costs being around 3 million SEK according to Joakim Berg.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Joakim Berg. All music written by Joakim Berg and Martin Sköld.

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


  • Produced by Kent & Joshua
  • Recorded in Meistersaal, Berlin; Psykbunkern/Park Studio, Stockholm; The Bowery Hotel, New York City; 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]


  1. ^ Larsson, Markus. "Fantastisk förtvivlan". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  2. ^ Bach Petersen, Kristian. "Smuk og kølig kraftpræstation fra de svenske rockhelte". GAFFA. Retrieved 9 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. ^ Information om deluxe-utgåvan av Röd — Kent.nu, 12 October 2009
  7. ^ Röd - Deluxe Box - Kent - Musik - CDON.COM 4 October 2009
  8. ^ Deluxeversionen av Röd försenad Kent.nu, 6 November 2009 (in Swedish)
  9. ^ Röd Kent.nu, 21 April 2009
  10. ^ KENT = TÖNTARNA OCH RÖD! — Kent.nu Kent.nu, 4 October 2009
  11. ^ Schollert, Peter (5 November 2009). "Drømmen fungerede i virkeligheden". Jyllands-Posten. Aarhus.
  12. ^ Hitlisten.NU
  13. ^ Suomen virallinen lista
  14. ^ Topp 40 Album uke 47, 2009 - VG-lista
  15. ^ swedishcharts.com - Kent - Röd
  16. ^ "www.sverigetopplistan.se" (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 April 2010.

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