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106 Isola by Kent


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In its finest moments, Kent's album Isola recalls moments big and small from Pablo Honey and The Bends-era Radiohead

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This week we review a band that has sold over two million albums over a seventeen-year, ten-album career - and most people outside Sweden have never heard of them. It's Kent, and their 1998 album Isola. Well, 1998 is the release of the English-language version, the Swedish-language version came out a year earlier, but that's not the point. We're here to talk about the music, which in its finest moments recalls Pablo Honey and The Bends-era Radiohead. But are there enough fine moments to call this a worthy album? Tune in to find out.

Note: Tim is now aware he pronounced "Isola" incorrect during the entire episode thanks to his better half.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - If You Were Here
  • 3:11 - History of the Band
  • 10:07 - If You Were Here
  • 14:40 - OWC
  • 21:58 - Lifesavers
  • Outro - 747

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