Ta det lugnt

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Ta Det Lugnt
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Studio album by Dungen
Released 21 June 2004, re-issued 2 August 2005
Recorded Konst & Ramar and Bergströmska Institutet
Genre Psychedelic rock, progg
Length 53:23, with a 14:06 bonus disc included with 2005 re-issue
Label Subliminal Sounds (SE)
Kemado Records (US)
Dew Process (AUS)
Producer Gustav Ejstes
Dungen chronology
Stadsvandringar
(2002)
Ta det lugnt
(2004)
Tio bitar
(2007)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 88/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Blender 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
NME 8/10[5]
The Observer 4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media 9.3/10[7]
Spin A−[8]
Uncut 4/5 stars[9]

Ta det lugnt ("Take It Easy") is the third album by the Swedish psychedelic rock group Dungen. It was produced by Gustav Ejstes, the lead singer and instrumentalist of the band. Ejstes also recorded and mixed the album.

It was originally released in 2004 by Subliminal Sounds, and re-issued with the mostly instrumental 5-song EP Tyst minut in 2005 by Kemado Records.

It received critical acclaim, scoring 88 on Metacritic and making it the website's tenth best album in 2004. In March 2009, it was the 43rd best album overall.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title English translation Length
1. "Panda"     4:55
2. "Gjort bort sig"   Made a Fool of One's Self 5:10
3. "Festival"     3:43
4. "Du e för fin för mig"   You're Too Good for Me 8:28
5. "Ta det lugnt"   Take It Easy 7:43
6. "Det du tänker idag är du i morgon"   What You Think Today You'll Be Tomorrow 3:58
7. "Lejonet & Kulan"   The Lion & the Den 2:48
8. "Bortglömd"   Forgotten/Neglected 4:27
9. "Glömd konst kommer stundom ånyo till heders"   Forgotten Art Is Sometimes Appreciated Again 0:55
10. "Lipsill"   Crybaby 2:45
11. "Om du vore en vakthund"   If You Were a Watchdog 3:02
12. "Tack ska ni ha"   Thank You/You Have My Thanks 0:31
13. "Sluta följa efter"   Stop Following 4:52

Tyst Minut EP[edit]

The following tracks, released as the Tyst Minut EP, were included with the 2005 release of this album:

Tyst Minut EP
No. Title English translation Length
1. "Tyst minut"   Moment of Silence 3:47
2. "Jämna plågor"   Regular Pain 3:07
3. "Sjutton"   Seventeen 2:50
4. "Christopher"     2:01
5. "Badsång"   Bath Song 2:18

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Gustav Ejstes
  • Executive producer: Stefan Kéry
  • Mixing: Gustav Ejstes
  • Recording: Gustav Ejstes
  • Engineering: Pierre Carnbrand
  • Mastering: Thomas Tibert
  • Cover design: Stefan Kéry and Carl Abrahamsson
  • Photography: Stefan Kéry and Ida Lauden
  • Publishing: Sony ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Ta Det Lugnt by Dungen". Metacritic. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Westergaard, Sean. "Ta Det Lugnt – Dungen". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Dungen: Ta Det Lugnt". Blender (40): 133. September 2005. 
  4. ^ "EW reviews four hot new albums". Entertainment Weekly. 12 August 2005. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Dungen: Ta Det Lugnt". NME: 67. 14 May 2005. 
  6. ^ Paphides, Peter (24 April 2005). "Dungen, Ta Det Lugnt". The Observer. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Dungen: Ta Det Lugnt [Expanded Edition]". Pitchfork Media. 1 August 2005. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Day, Adrienne (August 2005). "Dungen: Ta Det Lugnt / Dungen: Dungen". Spin 21 (8): 99–100. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Dungen: Ta Det Lugnt". Uncut (97): 113. June 2005. 

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