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's new #1 for the 4th time this year. After having been 46 weeks on the chart Fra lippo lippi finally makes to the top. Last time when Fra lippo lippi was number one was back in 1992. On this album Fra lippo lippi have made new recordings of old songs from their previous albums. Not all songs are new recordings, all the songs from their latest album Dreams haven't been changed plus there are two new songs on the album.
In the top 10 Rainbirds makes up for some the ground they lost last week, when Forever lost it's #1 and crashed down to #8. Both Jewel and Merril Bainbridge continue to climb. This week the first album from Suzanne Vega climbs from #33 to #17 and Souls continues to climb up the chart. Just outside the top 10 Cocteau twins debut album Garlands from 1982 stays at it's highest place so far #11.
This week Jewel with her 1994 album Pieces of you are at #5. 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 lower than usual normal price. I decided to buy it and at the same time I found Merril Bainbridge's album The garden that was on sale.
Regina Lund this week at #2 with the album Uniqueis 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.
last weeks highest new entry 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 #18 to #14 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)
|Fra lippo lippi||The best of F.L.L 85-95|
|The Sundays||Static & silence|
|Jewel||Pieces of you|
|'Til Tuesday||Coming up close - a retrospective|
|The Pretenders||Learning to crawl|
|John Hiatt||Little head|
|Merril Bainbridge||The garden|
|John Hiatt||Stolen moments|
|Aimee Mann||I'm with stupid|
|Souls||Bird fish or inbeetween|
|Madonna||Something to remember|
|Indigo girls||Shaming of the sun|
|Suzanne Vega||Suzanne Vega|
|Sarah McLachlan||Fumbling towards ecstasy|
|Prefab sprout||Andromeda heights|
|'Til Tuesday||Everything is different now|
|The Mopeds||The hills are alive with the sound of mopeds|
|Sheryl Crow||Sheryl Crow|
|Honey is cool||Crazy love|
|Max Sharam||A million year girl|
|Maria McKee||Life is sweet|
|Rosanne Cash||10 song demo|
|Jill Sobule||Happy town|
|Veruca salt||American thighs|
|Veruca Salt||Eight arms to hold you|
|Indigo girls||Rites of passage|
|Cowboy junkies||Lay it down|
|Cocteau twins||Blue bell knoll|
|Sophie Zelmani||Sophie Zelmani|
|Suzanne Vega||Nine objects of desire|
|Enya||Paint the sky with stars|
|Sara Isaksson||Walking through and by|
|Cocteau twins||Milk & kisses|
|Maggie Reilly||Midnight sun|
|Indigo girls||Indigo girls|
|Fra lippo lippi||Dreams|
|Cowboy junkies||Black eyed man|
|Rainbirds||Call me easy say I'm strong...|
|Fra lippo lippi||Songs|
|'Til Tuesday||Welcome home|
|Fra lippo lippi||The color album|
|Suzanne Vega||99.9 F|
|Marie Fredriksson||Efter stormen|
|The Clash||London calling|
|Julia Fordham||Julia Fordham|
|Rainbirds||In a different light|
|Sheryl Crow||Tuesday night music club|
|Texas||White on blond|
|Cocteau twins||Heaven or Las Vegas|
|Lolita pop||Regn av dagar 1982-1990|
|The Beatles||1962 - 66|
|Cocteau twins||The pink opaque|
|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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