Tillbaka till samtiden

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Tillbaka till samtiden
Studio album by Kent
Released 17 October 2007 (2007-10-17)
Recorded Allaire Studios
(New York City, United States)
Psykbunkern/Park Studio
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Genre Alternative rock
Length 53:21
Label RCA, Sony BMG
Producer Kent, Joshua
Kent chronology
The Hjärta & Smärta EP
Tillbaka till samtiden
Box 1991-2008
Singles from Tillbaka till samtiden
  1. "Ingenting"
    Released: September 17, 2007
  2. "Columbus"
    Released: December 5, 2007
  3. "Generation Ex"
    Released: April 9, 2008
  4. "Vy från ett luftslott"
    Released: July 2,2008

Tillbaka till samtiden is the seventh studio album by Swedish alternative rock band Kent. It was released on October 17, 2007 in Scandinavia through RCA Records and Sony BMG. The album is produced with Danish producer Joshua. The title means "Back to the Present", a pun on the Swedish translated title of Back to the Future (Tillbaka till framtiden). The album peaked at number one in Sweden, number two in Norway, number three in Finland and number five in Denmark. It has been certified double platinum in Sweden.[1]


The band began recording Tillbaka till samtiden in November 2006 in Allaire Studios in New York City.[2] In October 2006, just one month prior to the recording sessions rhythm guitarist Harri Mänty left the band which meant it was "more vulnerable when being one man less, but it has also glued us more together", according to guitarist Sami Sirviö.[2][3]

Musically, the band were influenced by electronic music artists such as Plastikman, Aphex Twin, and Anthony Rother. Sami Sirviö has said he was "tired of guitars" after recording the previous album, Du & jag döden (2005).[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Joakim Berg.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Elefanter" (Elephants) Joakim Berg 5:21
2. "Berlin" Berg, Martin Sköld 4:36
3. "Ingenting" (Nothing) Berg 4:17
4. "Vid din sida" (By Your Side) Berg, Sköld 4:55
5. "Columbus" Berg, Sköld 4:26
6. "Sömnen" (The Sleep) Berg, Sköld 4:08
7. "Vy från ett luftslott" (View from a Castle in the Air) Berg, Sköld 4:23
8. "Våga vara rädd" (Dare to Be Afraid) Berg 3:59
9. "LSD, någon?" (LSD, Anyone?) Berg 4:20
10. "Generation Ex" Berg, Sköld 4:30
11. "Ensammast i Sverige" (Loneliest in Sweden) Berg 8:20


Charts and certifications[edit]


Charts (2007) Peak
Danish Albums Chart[4] 5
Finnish Albums Chart[5] 3
Norwegian Albums Chart[6] 2
Swedish Albums Chart[7] 1


Country Certification
(sales thresholds)
Sweden[1] 2× Platinum
Preceded by
Magic by Bruce Springsteen
Swedish Albums Chart number-one album
October 18, 2007 – September 8, 2007
Succeeded by
One Chance by Paul Potts


  1. ^ a b "Guld & Platina - År 2007" (PDF). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Gradvall, Jan (2007). "Läs Jan Gradvalls klassiska intervju med Kent från 2007". Café Magazine. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Lorenzen, Benedicte (15 October 2007). "For "ukendte" til USA". metroXpress Danmark. Copenhagen. 
  4. ^ "danishcharts.com - Kent - Tillbaka till samtiden". danishcharts.com. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "finnishcharts.com - Kent - Tillbaka till samtiden". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "norwegiancharts.com - Kent - Tillbaka till samtiden". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Kent - Tillbaka till samtiden". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 26 June 2010.