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.

24/1 week 4 1998 #228

 
 
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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'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)

IDAG
FV
2V
BP
ANT.V
ARTIST TITEL
1
3
7
1
46
Fra lippo lippi The best of F.L.L 85-95
2
2
2
1
4
Regina Lund Unique
3
1
3
1
7
The Sundays Static & silence
4
8
1
1
15
RainbirdsForever
5
7
12
5
2
JewelPieces of you
6
4
4
1
7
'Til Tuesday Coming up close - a retrospective
7
5
5
5
10
The Pretenders Learning to crawl
8
6
6
6
4
John Hiatt Little head
9
16
43
9
2
Merril Bainbridge The garden
10
9
13
9
26
John Hiatt Stolen moments
11
11
15
11
4
Cocteau twins Garlands
12
13
10
1
28
RainbirdsMaking memory
13
12
9
9
62
Aimee Mann I'm with stupid
14
18
28
2
35
SoulsBird fish or inbeetween
15
10
8
4
10
MadonnaSomething to remember
16
14
14
1
28
Indigo girls Shaming of the sun
17
33
32
16
69
Suzanne Vega Suzanne Vega
18
20
20
1
45
Sarah McLachlan Fumbling towards ecstasy
19
15
11
1
32
Prefab sprout Andromeda heights
20
19
18
8
82
'Til Tuesday Everything is different now
21
17
16
1
26
Sarah McLachlan Surfacing
22
31
NY
22
1
The Mopeds The hills are alive with the sound of mopeds
23
23
22
4
41
Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow
24
29
37
3
32
Honey is cool Crazy love
25
24
24
4
92
Heather Nova Oyster
26
22
19
1
24
Max Sharam A million year girl
27
30
30
1
63
Maria McKee Life is sweet
28
25
23
3
41
Rosanne Cash 10 song demo
29
21
17
1
27
Jill Sobule Happy town
30
27
25
1
94
Veruca salt American thighs
31
35
34
1
32
Veruca Salt Eight arms to hold you
32
28
29
14
13
Patti Smith Horses
33
40
42
33
4
Eagle-eye Cherry Desireless
34
26
21
6
11
LushLovelife
35
32
27
1
161
Indigo girls Rites of passage
36
37
31
17
27
Stina Nordenstam Dynamite
37
36
36
34
24
BlackWonderful life
38
38
38
1
62
Cowboy junkies Lay it down
39
39
33
5
84
Cocteau twins Blue bell knoll
40
34
26
1
13
MuttsMutts
41
48
48
1
156
Aimee Mann Whatever
42
44
45
8
29
The Cardigans Life
43
42
39
12
27
Sophie Zelmani Sophie Zelmani
44
43
40
2
43
Suzanne Vega Nine objects of desire
45
41
35
1
10
EnyaPaint the sky with stars
46
47
46
2
30
Sara Isaksson Walking through and by
47
46
44
1
55
Cocteau twins Milk & kisses
48
45
41
9
10
Maggie Reilly Midnight sun
49
51
59
3
125
Indigo girls Indigo girls
50
50
50
1
101
Fra lippo lippi Dreams
51
58
67
1
155
Cowboy junkies Black eyed man
52
52
49
1
128
RainbirdsCall me easy say I'm strong...
53
53
52
1
76
Indigo girls 4.5
54
57
63
32
64
Fra lippo lippi Songs
55
54
55
3
100
'Til Tuesday Welcome home
56
55
56
1
34
Cowboy junkies Studio
57
56
57
50
16
The Cardigans Emmerdale
58
49
47
42
13
Louise Hoffsten 6
59
66
69
10
30
Fra lippo lippi The color album
60
67
65
1
137
Suzanne Vega 99.9 F
61
NY
-
61
0
Marie Fredriksson Efter stormen
62
64
68
62
58
The Clash London calling
63
65
70
3
96
Julia Fordham Julia Fordham
64
62
58
1
133
RainbirdsTwo faces
65
60
60
2
30
Paula Hedvig Fields
66
68
66
1
88
RainbirdsIn a different light
67
74
80
1
128
Sheryl Crow Tuesday night music club
68
70
54
5
27
TexasWhite on blond
69
69
64
12
113
Cocteau twins Heaven or Las Vegas
70
59
51
10
74
Cocteau twins Victorialand
71
61
53
8
25
Lolita pop Regn av dagar 1982-1990
72
72
73
1
76
Julia Fordham Porcelain
73
73
72
3
134
The Beatles 1962 - 66
74
63
62
17
100
Cocteau twins The pink opaque
75
75
81
32
32
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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