Welcome to my album chart. The chart has nothing to do with any sales of the records. My chart shows every week what is my favourite albums at the moment. The main criteria are for be on the chart is that I have the album on CD or tape. The only thing that matters is my feelings about the record. The chart is purely based on my personal taste. Important is if I been listening to the album lately. If I also like it surely will rise on the chart. Sometime ago this chart was nominate as site of the day on the Swedish newspaper 'Expressen' site. You can check it out here.
At the moment I about to rearrange how this page a bit. I hope that it will in the end be a better page than it was.
Sometimes you might notice that albums that are not that new are high on the chart. One example is Sheryl Crow with her second album, the reason that Sheryl took over 52 weeks to reach the top position is that it took me sometime to discover what a great album it really was.
There have been over 250 charts since the first one back in 1991. The first chart #1 one the chart was Rainbirds with their third album "Two faces". It only stayed one week at number one before Rainbirds second album went to the #1 as a new entry. Over the years Rainbirds have had 7 number ones on my chart. The artist that has spent most week with one album is Sarah McLachlan. Her album "Fumbling towards ecstasy" stayed 12 weeks at #1 back in 1996. This year Heather Nova has with her third album "Siren" been the longest at #1 with 8 week (w.23-30).
This week there are something happening in the top 10. Last weeks #1 drops to #8. Rainbirds 6th album Foreverthat has been at #1 for total 4 week makes this plunge mainly because it's very tight in the top. The new number on is instead The Sundays with their album Static & silence. Their first album on my chart and now it's their first #1. Fra lippo lippi continues towards the top with their best of from 1995. Last time when Fra lippo lippi was number one was back in 1992. Last weeks highest new entry Jewel climbs into the top 10 for the first time to #7. In this weeks top 10 there are two albums from John Hiatt both Little head and Stolen moments. Just outside the top 10 Cocteau twins debut album Garlands from 1982 reaches it's highest place so far #11. Last weeks highest new entry were Jewel with her 1994 album Pieces of you. It took sometime for me to convinced that Jewel was something that I might like. The first step was a concert with her on Swedish Radio that I taped and listen to sometimes and really liked. Recently I started to like the song Foolish game, but when I looked at the CD at my local record store they had on normal price (169 SEK ). I decided that it had to wait and went to an other record store (not for buying Jewel) and found her album for 139 SEK and at the same time I found Merril Bainbridge's album The garden for only 50 SEK (it was on sale).
Regina Lund this week at #2 with the album Unique is also for moment staring in a Swedish TV-series called "Aspiranterna". The series is about the police school and it follows a few people through their education to become cops. Like all TV series in theses days the cast of show it's political correct. Regina Lund's album hasn't made a big impact on the Swedish album chart. It only spent three weeks on the chart with a peek at #41.
The highest new entry this week comes from a local band called The Mopeds. Their debut album The hills are alive with the sound of mopeds enters the chart at #31. On the CD they have included both videos to their two first singles Lizard and Kid is alright. The record were recorded in the Tambourine studios in Malmö. In this recording studio The Cardigans have recorded their albums.
Souls continue to climb from #28 to #18 this week. The main reason to their climb up the chart is they have split up and last week I saw the video for the song Cello for the first time.
IDAG = today FV = last week 2V = two weeks ago
BP = peek position on the chart ANT.V. = number of weeks on the chart
Red = New entry (NY) Green = Re entry (RE)Bold = a climber on the chart (in IDAG)
|The Sundays||Static & silence|
|Fra lippo lippi||The best of F.L.L 85-95|
|'Til Tuesday||Coming up close - a retrospective|
|The Pretenders||Learning to crawl|
|John Hiatt||Little head|
|Jewel||Pieces of you|
|John Hiatt||Stolen moments|
|Madonna||Something to remember|
|Aimee Mann||I'm with stupid|
|Indigo girls||Shaming of the sun|
|Prefab sprout||Andromeda heights|
|Merril Bainbridge||The garden|
|Souls||Bird fish or inbeetween|
|'Til Tuesday||Everything is different now|
|Sarah McLachlan||Fumbling towards ecstasy|
|Jill Sobule||Happy town|
|Max Sharam||A million year girl|
|Sheryl Crow||Sheryl Crow|
|Rosanne Cash||10 song demo|
|Veruca salt||American thighs|
|Honey is cool||Crazy love|
|Maria McKee||Life is sweet|
|The Mopeds||The hills are alive with the sound of mopeds|
|Indigo girls||Rites of passage|
|Suzanne Vega||Suzanne Vega|
|Veruca Salt||Eight arms to hold you|
|Cowboy junkies||Lay it down|
|Cocteau twins||Blue bell knoll|
|Enya||Paint the sky with stars|
|Sophie Zelmani||Sophie Zelmani|
|Suzanne Vega||Nine objects of desire|
|Maggie Reilly||Midnight sun|
|Cocteau twins||Milk & kisses|
|Sara Isaksson||Walking through and by|
|Fra lippo lippi||Dreams|
|Indigo girls||Indigo girls|
|Rainbirds||Call me easy say I'm strong...|
|'Til Tuesday||Welcome home|
|Fra lippo lippi||Songs|
|Cowboy junkies||Black eyed man|
|Lolita pop||Regn av dagar 1982-1990|
|Cocteau twins||The pink opaque|
|The Clash||London calling|
|Julia Fordham||Julia Fordham|
|Fra lippo lippi||The color album|
|Suzanne Vega||99.9 F|
|Rainbirds||In a different light|
|Cocteau twins||Heaven or Las Vegas|
|Texas||White on blond|
|Peter Gabriel||Shaking the tree|
|The Beatles||1962 - 66|
|Sheryl Crow||Tuesday night music club|
|Fra lippo lippi||Light and shades|
This was compiled by Fredrik Eklund ©1998. The chart shows every week what is my favorite albums. The main criteria are for be on the chart is that I have the album on CD or tape. The only thing that matters is my feelings about the record. The chart is purely based on my personal taste.
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