Fredrik's album chart



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.

17/1 week 3 1998 #227

 
 
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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).

 
  Picture of Jewel


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 LundRegina 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)

IDAG
FV
2V
BP
ANT.V
ARTISTTITEL
1
3
6
1
6
The SundaysStatic & silence
2
2
1
1
3
Regina LundUnique
3
7
7
2
45
Fra lippo lippiThe best of F.L.L 85-95
4
4
3
1
6
'Til TuesdayComing up close - a retrospective
5
5
5
5
9
The PretendersLearning to crawl
6
6
8
6
3
John HiattLittle head
7
12
NY
7
1
JewelPieces of you
8
1
2
1
14
RainbirdsForever
9
13
17
9
25
John HiattStolen moments
10
8
4
4
9
MadonnaSomething to remember
11
15
18
11
3
Cocteau twinsGarlands
12
9
10
9
61
Aimee Mann I'm with stupid
13
10
11
1
27
RainbirdsMaking memory
14
14
12
1
27
Indigo girlsShaming of the sun
15
11
9
1
31
Prefab sproutAndromeda heights
16
43
NY
16
1
Merril BainbridgeThe garden
17
16
15
1
25
Sarah McLachlanSurfacing
18
28
40
2
34
SoulsBird fish or inbeetween
19
18
19
8
81
'Til TuesdayEverything is different now
20
20
22
1
44
Sarah McLachlanFumbling towards ecstasy
21
17
13
1
26
Jill Sobule Happy town
22
19
21
1
23
Max SharamA million year girl
23
22
25
4
40
Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow
24
24
28
4
91
Heather Nova Oyster
25
23
31
3
40
Rosanne Cash10 song demo
26
21
14
6
10
LushLovelife
27
25
26
1
93
Veruca saltAmerican thighs
28
29
16
14
12
Patti SmithHorses
29
37
37
3
31
Honey is coolCrazy love
30
30
29
1
62
Maria McKeeLife is sweet
31
NY
-
31
0
The MopedsThe hills are alive with the sound of mopeds
32
27
24
1
160
Indigo girlsRites of passage
33
32
34
16
68
Suzanne Vega Suzanne Vega
34
26
20
1
12
MuttsMutts
35
34
30
1
31
Veruca SaltEight arms to hold you
36
36
35
34
23
BlackWonderful life
37
31
36
17
26
Stina Nordenstam Dynamite
38
38
32
1
61
Cowboy junkiesLay it down
39
33
27
5
83
Cocteau twinsBlue bell knoll
40
42
45
40
3
Eagle-eye CherryDesireless
41
35
23
1
9
EnyaPaint the sky with stars
42
39
38
12
26
Sophie ZelmaniSophie Zelmani
43
40
39
2
42
Suzanne Vega Nine objects of desire
44
45
43
8
28
The CardigansLife
45
41
33
9
9
Maggie ReillyMidnight sun
46
44
41
1
54
Cocteau twinsMilk & kisses
47
46
50
2
29
Sara Isaksson Walking through and by
48
48
52
1
155
Aimee Mann Whatever
49
47
42
42
12
Louise Hoffsten 6
50
50
55
1
100
Fra lippo lippiDreams
51
59
61
3
124
Indigo girlsIndigo girls
52
49
48
1
127
RainbirdsCall me easy say I'm strong...
53
52
56
1
75
Indigo girls4.5
54
55
58
3
99
'Til TuesdayWelcome home
55
56
57
1
33
Cowboy junkiesStudio
56
57
59
50
15
The CardigansEmmerdale
57
63
62
32
63
Fra lippo lippiSongs
58
67
66
1
154
Cowboy junkiesBlack eyed man
59
51
47
10
73
Cocteau twinsVictorialand
60
60
54
2
29
Paula Hedvig Fields
61
53
51
8
24
Lolita popRegn av dagar 1982-1990
62
58
49
1
132
RainbirdsTwo faces
63
62
53
17
99
Cocteau twinsThe pink opaque
64
68
70
64
57
The Clash London calling
65
70
69
3
95
Julia Fordham Julia Fordham
66
69
74
10
29
Fra lippo lippiThe color album
67
65
67
1
136
Suzanne Vega 99.9 F
68
66
68
1
87
RainbirdsIn a different light
69
64
63
12
112
Cocteau twinsHeaven or Las Vegas
70
54
46
5
26
TexasWhite on blond
71
61
44
13
15
Peter GabrielShaking the tree
72
73
72
1
75
Julia FordhamPorcelain
73
72
73
3
133
The Beatles 1962 - 66
74
80
81
1
127
Sheryl Crow Tuesday night music club
75
81
80
32
31
Fra lippo lippiLight 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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