In English: For Our Foreign Readers

From time to time, foreign readers react to our frank reviews. And sure, Sweden is a backwater, the Swede is not as polished as the superpower citizen; our reviews are perhaps not always up to jet-set standards.

But by Swedish standards, they really are quite nuanced. Compare (our English translation, which is accurate, of) this review of a Metallica / Lou Reed CD in a major Swedish daily:

Metallica have finally disappeared up their own assholes for good. The band now wanders the earth like an enormous ass, Lou Reed its rider. This blasphemous combo farts mankind in the face – full throttle!

JV

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