Kent (2010 album – En Plats I Solen)

Swedish band Kent released En Plats I Solen for few weeks now, and I bought them in itune last night. After listening to them, I love every single song. Every song is different style.  The previous album Rod was a new revolution for them. It was more electronic rather than alternative or rock. However, En Plats I Solen is combined electronic and rock and it is absolutely one of Kent’s best albums. Apparently, this album is few weeks No. 1 album in Sweden and the whole Scandinavia. They deserve to be the No. 1.

Knowing Kent since 2005, and ever since, they always surprise fans – innovative but still keep their own style. Even though I don’t know Swedish, it doesn’t matter – there is no language boundaries when it comes to good music. Kent’s style is like Mew, and it is same style music I always like. I don’t like all the rock, but I do like Kent, Mew, Muse, Miike Snow, Metric a lot. (looks like any bands with the M)

Some people said Rock is too rock or violent, but sometimes I always listen rock /alternative music, there  are so many complicated feeling inside you – melancholy, rebellious, freedom, love and hate and live in the dream. It’s such a complex feeling when you listen to this album. I make me want to cry, want to dance, want to have a holiday or want to scream, but it makes me happy.

You can listen their album in their Myspace, or Spotify (only UK) but it definitely worths to buy it. Love Kent’s every single album. It deserves a 5 stars. John and I really want to go to Sweden and see Kent’s concert in our life time!

瑞典乐队Kent 2010年推出了新专集 - En Plats I Solen,昨晚才在 itune 买了他们的新专集, 这几天反复听着这张新专集,实在爱不释手。这张专集里面的每首歌曲都是不同风格。前张专集 Rod 完全是个创新,整张是电子摇滚居多,他们尝试了不同类型的音乐。 Rod 那张专集我也喜欢,Kent 永远不令歌迷失望,永远敢于创新,不限制自己的风格,但又不失去自己的特色。En Plats I Solen 是alternative, indie 摇滚和电子的2体合一。这张专集这几个星期都是在瑞典和北欧居排名第1 。

从2005听过Kent的所有专集之后,一向都是他们忠诚的歌迷,每张专集都没有令我失望过。虽然我基本听不懂瑞典歌词,但好音乐是没有语言障碍,你随着音乐而起舞,你整个人陶醉在音乐世界里,语言只是符号,旋律才是好音乐的根。我喜欢Mew的原因很多都是Mew和Kent是蛮相似的音乐类型风格。不是所有的摇滚我都喜欢,我要看什么样的摇滚 - Kent, Mew, Muse, Miike SnowMetric我都超级喜欢。听着他们的歌,有时候摇滚给我是种复杂说不出的感觉 - 忧郁的,反叛的,追求自由,爱与恨和活在自己的音乐空间,有时候,听着听着他们的歌曲,会让你想哭,会想你跳起舞,会让你度假的假期更加完美,不过好音乐都让你感到开心…这就是我爱他们音乐的原因。我和john一定要去瑞典看他们的音乐会,这是我的梦想!

你可以在他们Myspace试听他们的歌曲,或Spotify 英国IP才可免费无限试听。但这张专集我绝对推荐。看看你们喜欢不?我给5星,绝对是我最爱之一!

Broken Bells

Like the Band of Horses, I have never heard the Broken Bells before, until I watched TV series ‘Chuck’ last episode in season 3, and since listening this album over and over again, I really love it. The famous song is ‘ The High Road’ but I love all the songs in the album. It is label in Spotify with one my my favourite bands Mew, and no wonder I like their style, just not as rock as Mew.

It’s worth mentioning that ‘The Ghost inside’ sounds like from The Dandy Warhols album  – The Dandy Warhols are Sound

I highly recommend this one, 4 of 5 stars. Currently, they are performing in London this month, shame that we are not in London.

You can listen their album in their MySpace or Spotify

Mew’s gig in Shepherd’s Bush Empire

MEW's gig

My friend Syrinx had introduced Mew‘s since March, and we love every single album they produced. John bought their tickets when I was in China, and because we booked that early, we got two fantastic seats ever.I never like standing because I am too short. Beside, I don’t like people jumping and sweating on me. (lol)

It was a cold raining night. We went there earlier by half an hour queueing for good seats. It was literately only 50 meters away from the band in the sitting seat first line. The warm-up band was ok, also touring with Mew in the UK.  The concert hall was full of young people and many scandinavia fans too.

Jonas Bjerre has incredible high voice and it combines with their music perfectly. He wore a causal white shirt and jeans. Jonas didn’t say much, but said it was their last performance in the UK, and it was kind of sad. I guess UK fans were passionate and crazy about their music and properly they didn’t expect like that.  The background animation was fantastic as well. It’s said that Jonas had designed all of them –  they were scary, weird and unusual. (I heard those images were from Jonas’s dreams). It was certainly creative, and so their music.

They performed most popular and well-known songs, such as ‘ Special, 156, Am I wry, no and The Zookeeper’s boy etc’. I don’t think two hours of their performance was enough, and of course, we wish them to perform all their songs, which is impossible.

The atmosphere, the quality of their performance, and most important – their music were superb. And the enjoyment was far beyond words that could describe. Mew played ‘Comforting Sounds‘ to be their last song, which was sad and emotional, and it was a perfect ending.

I found the black and white picture from Mew‘s official website, which I can see myself and John in the first line of Level one! (haha)



I have been searching some new music recently, and thanks for my friend Syrinx introduced Mew. Mew is a band from Denmark, established in 1995 with a musical style that is best described as a combination of indie rock and progressive rock (with shoegaze and dream pop influences). I have been listening their music these week and I like their album a lot, and highly recommend to you if you like indie rock.

Best albums: And The Glass Handed Kites and Frengers
Best songs:

  • Zookeeper’s boy
  • Speicial
  • 156
  • Comforting Sounds
  • Apocalypso
  • She came home for Christmas
  • You can hear their songs in here for free or visit their myspace.

    最近在找有没有新歌或新专辑刺激下神经,要感谢广州的朋友Syrinx,一个很小就打从心底喜欢英文摇滚!她介绍给我去听Mew的其中一首歌。Mew是95年就成立的丹麦摇滚乐队,他们的音乐类型是indie摇滚加上电子摇滚。这个星期都在听他们的专辑。最喜欢的是我放在封面的2张专辑,里面的歌曲十分喜欢。喜欢indie rock的朋友们,我极力推荐哦。 上面是6首我的最爱也是比听的哦!你们可以上last.fm免费听他们的歌曲,或是去他们的空间 听!