Reviews of “Dags att tänka på refrängen”


The (Swedish) press has reviewed Gyllene Tider’s new album, here are some links!


Hallandsposten (4 points)

Hallands Nyheter (4 points) (4 points) (4 points)

Expressen (3 points)

Aftonbladet (3 points)

Göteborgs-Posten (3 points)

Helsingborgs Dagblad (3 points)

Corren (3 points)

SvD (3 points) (3 points) (3 points)

Sydsvenskan (2 points)

and last but not least, as it is usual, TDR has reviewed the album too, the best are the small bits of trivia from Thomas.



First reviews to “Charm School”

New album is ‘out’ and we can read first reviews. Expressen’s journalist and old time Roxette reviewer Anders Nunstedt writes his review, gives 2/5 to the new album and sais that “Roxette’s comeback album is a clear return to the successful sound. Just a bit more boring. Without the former charm.”

He adds that “album is not bad, is rather twice as good as “Room Service”.” and concludes with note that “”Charm School” is a typical middle-of-the-road pop-up to 70 km/h, with no specific destination. Stable, but not adventurous. But then it sounded fun.”

There’s also two Czech reviews, both very possitive. See the links below:

Expressen 2/5
Corren 4/5
UNT.SE (no rating)
Dagens Nyheter 3/5
Göteborgs Posten 2/5
SVD 1/6
Kristianstadsbladet 2/5
Västerbottens-Kuriren 2/5
Kulturbloggen 3/5
Aftonbladet 2/5
Musikindustrin (positive, putting critics into context)

The AU Review 6/10
Rave Magazine 3/5

t-music (no rating)
Rock & Pop 4/5

Plattentests 5/10 3/5
butjer 4.5/5 (no rating)
Focus 8/10 3/5
n-tv (no rating, but very positive) 6/10
monsters & critics (rating: “convincing”)
CD Starts 6/10

Music Bug 9/10

Debaser 3/5 (no rating)

Norwegian 4/6
oslopuls 2/6

El Tiempo (no rating)

If you find any “Charm School” review somewhere on the internet, don’t hesitate to post a link to the discussion under this article!

“She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)” reviews trickle in

As a reaction of the premature single release last friday the first music websites and blogs already posted initial reviews of Roxette’s new single. Here’s some excerpts:

The song sounds like classic Roxette with a modern twist. With an amazing sense of melody and the unique mix of Marie Fredriksson’s and Per Gessle’s voices, She’s Got Nothing On has the potential to be the biggest single from the duo since “Joyride”, their last Canadian number one hit in 1991.

Rockstar Weekly

As for us, well we just think it’s a good song really! … Retro guitars and huge drum beats are mixed up in a pop mould, and it gives the song a sugar coating that would make any pill easier to swallow. Melody wise, the chorus is very Roxette – soaring and anthemic.


… a return to form for the Swedish hit makers. The soaring vocal melodies are what one would expect to hear from a band that created some of the biggest hits of the 80s and 90s. If promoted properly, “She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)” could be poised to garner the band a whole new audience of music fans.

From the Pop In Stereo article we already mentioned.

Too little Marie, the very echo of the past.
No, the first Roxette single in several years is not a grand comeback.

Expressen gives 2/5 bees, like in the good old times…

Hopefully the label also gives the pair another shot in the States, as well, with “She’s Got Nothing On”, because if Per Gessle’s composition proves only one thing, it’s that he’s still at the top of the game when it comes to Swede pop perfection. We think Roxette are still looking sharp. What say you?

If you find other reviews/article (without illegal download links of the song) please let us know! Popular magazines/websites preferred of course – not the private blog of your neighbour… 😉