Lost Generation

1. Intro
2. Lost Generation
3. You All Know My Name
4. Ruins
5. Interlude
6. Summer Of Love
7. Blue Virgin Isles
8. Sex
9. Body Of Work
10. Born Under A Bad Sign
11. Don´t Let Go
12. Alive

Robin Red – Vocals & Bass
Daniel Johansson – Guitar
Mikael Blanc – Keys, programming
Mats Ericsson – Drum
, add. programming

Life, Love, Loss (2010)
We Don't Belong (2013)

Dead but not Forgotten (2015)
Degreed (2017)


Recorded and produced by Degreed
Mixed by Mars Ericsson
Mastered by Mats Ericsson
Artwork by Anders Fästader

Released 2019-11-15
Reviewed 2019-11-05



Lost Generation, probably telling about several generations of people living today. I guess the band just looked at the debate from people and politicians and had their title – sure it could be something else but that wouldn’t be as funny. It is the fifth album by Degreed, Hallowed has written about two of them. I wasn’t too impressed with the latest I reviewed, the 2015 release but this one is better. I don’t think it is better graphically, they should really think more of designing better cover and better logo but that is something that can be said about many other bands as well and in the final analysis the music is the most important thing and that is good.

It is melodic rock or hard rock, AOR could probably also be used, it is twelve tracks with decent variation with everything from covers to screeching tires and stuff. The production is rather good; they have good depth though the album and a strong vocalist. They press all the right buttons and the alum should appeal to those enjoying the melodic hard rock or what the band have done before. I think this is a stronger production than last time I heard them, and it is a more interesting album with fresher songs and song writing.

Lost Generation is a strong album; even today’s lost people should see that. It could probably do quite well commercially with its catchy songs and hit potential. It is an appealing album with good melodies and depth, I like it and recommend that you look closer at it if you like the melodic rock/hard rock kind of music. It is also much better than the relatively generic album I reviewed last time I listened to these guys, this album has more longevity and it is more fun to listen to. It could be worth having a closer look at this album, it has much to offer.

The best track is Blue Virgin Isles that is a cover of famous Swedish artist Ted Gärdestad, it is a really likeable track that stands out from the rest of the album due to being a bit different in style but also very good. But all tracks are good on this album, it is a great one even though it is probably not good enough for the top ten list of the year but it is good enough to fit well into the collection of those who enjoy the melodic hard rock.



Label: Gain/Fifth Island Music/Sony
Three similar bands: W.E.T./
Bonrud/Wheels of Fire
Rating: HHHHHHH (5/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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