I remember when Dungen came around with that weird, Swedish psych-folk pop album Stadsvandringar and then Ta Det Lugnt. He was all over Pitchfork and was getting all these great reviews from all the magazines I read regularly. I didn’t understand. It’s not that he makes bad music, it’s that it just seemed pretty average to me. I still have his albums in my collection, though. You never know when you’ll need it.
A l’été de la Saint-Martin ’68
Fans of his will probably like Czech Republic’s Miou Miou. It’s just cute pop music in a different language. Their album La La Grande Finale was released two years ago in their country but just got released last month here in North America on Minty Fresh Records.
*RIYL = recommended if you like