I’ve been thinking of how to get across my extreme enthusiasm for the new Dungen album Allas Sak all day and I can’t quite figure out how to express it the way I feel it. Perhaps the “ALL CAPS” emphatic approach? Might work because I FUCKING LOVE THIS ALBUM. Or I could tell you how I’ve probably played Allas Sak from start to finish at least 200 times since I got the promo CD back in September. It might even be more than that. Perhaps a lot more! No seriously, I have played the shit out of this album.
There’s the fact that, if push came to shove, I’d definitely put this one on my Desert Island Discs list. After less than two months, Allas Sak has become one of my top ten albums of all time, effortlessly (and permanently) joining such classics as Abbey Road, L’histoire de Melody Nelson, Uncle Meat, Bitches Brew, Court and Spark, Led Zeppelin III, Sticky Fingers, Alice Coltrane’s World Galaxy and The Basement Tapes. I’m dead serious. This is one of the best things I’ve ever heard. This year or ANY year. And it’s even sung in Swedish. I have no idea what they’re singing about, but that matters not in the least. The music of Dungen is like having gold poured into your ears.
There is no doubt in my mind that Allas Sak is a musical masterpiece. In a perfect world, Dungen would be selling like Adele or Beyoncé. That might be slightly farfetched to expect for a Swedish psychedelic progrock jam band, but then again the music is simply that good. That instantly classic. I can imagine people who don’t even like music that much, or own that many albums, falling in love with Allas Sak. It’s just that fucking amazing.
I kinda feel like a teenager raving about his favorite group, but having read me ranting and raving this far, don’t you just want to hear the music? Good plan!
And here’s a brand new exclusive live performance for Dangerous Minds readers, courtesy of Mexican Summer Records. Dungen performing “Sova” live at Trädgården. Directed by Valerie Toumayan