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.

31/1 week 5 1998 #229

 
 
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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).

 
 
The Merrymakers
Picture of Jewel
Regina Lund #2 this week


A new week a new #1 has been the theme so far this year. This week The Merrymakers 2nd album goes straight into to #1. This after I heard them for the first time when they was playing live on Swedish Radio on Monday (26 of January, the same day the album was released). The Merrymakers is a Swedish band from Piteå (in the north of Sweden). Last weeks #1 Fra lippo lippi managed only to stay one week, before losing out to The Merrymakers. Last week Rainbirds made a big recovery, but this week they lose it and drop 5 places. At #45 Nationalteatern hits the chart for the first time with their Greatest hits album from 1988. On this album there are many songs from albums that my father has and I listen to when I was younger. It's nice to hear these songs again after all these years.

This week Jewel with her 1994 album Pieces of you are still 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 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.



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 entered the chart at #31 and are at #22. 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 have stoped their climb this week. The main reason to their recent climb up the chart is they have split up and I recently saw the video for the song Cellofor 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
NY
-
1
0
The Merrymakers Bubblegun
2
3
1
1
8
The Sundays Static & silence
3
2
2
1
5
Regina Lund Unique
4
1
3
1
47
Fra lippo lippi The best of F.L.L 85-95
5
5
7
5
3
Jewel Pieces of you
6
6
4
1
8
'Til Tuesday Coming up close - a retrospective
7
9
16
7
3
Merril Bainbridge The garden
8
8
6
6
5
John Hiatt Little head
9
4
8
1
16
Rainbirds Forever
10
11
11
10
5
Cocteau twins Garlands
11
10
9
9
27
John Hiatt Stolen moments
12
7
5
5
11
The Pretenders Learning to crawl
13
17
33
13
70
Suzanne Vega Suzanne Vega
14
12
13
1
29
Rainbirds Making memory
15
14
18
2
36
Souls Bird fish or inbeetween
16
13
12
9
63
Aimee Mann I'm with stupid
17
16
14
1
29
Indigo girls Shaming of the sun
18
20
19
8
83
'Til Tuesday Everything is different now
19
15
10
4
11
Madonna Something to remember
20
18
20
1
46
Sarah McLachlan Fumbling towards ecstasy
21
19
15
1
33
Prefab sprout Andromeda heights
22
22
31
22
2
The Mopeds The hills are alive with the sound of mopeds
23
21
17
1
27
Sarah McLachlan Surfacing
24
23
23
4
42
Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow
25
24
29
3
33
Honey is cool Crazy love
26
25
24
4
93
Heather Nova Oyster
27
28
25
3
42
Rosanne Cash 10 song demo
28
27
30
1
64
Maria McKee Life is sweet
29
33
40
29
5
Eagle-eye Cherry Desireless
30
26
22
1
25
Max Sharam A million year girl
31
29
21
1
28
Jill Sobule Happy town
32
30
27
1
95
Veruca salt American thighs
33
38
38
1
63
Cowboy junkies Lay it down
34
36
37
17
28
Stina Nordenstam Dynamite
35
35
32
1
162
Indigo girls Rites of passage
36
31
35
1
33
Veruca Salt Eight arms to hold you
37
32
28
14
14
Patti Smith Horses
38
41
48
1
157
Aimee Mann Whatever
39
34
26
6
12
Lush Lovelife
40
39
39
5
85
Cocteau twins Blue bell knoll
41
42
44
8
30
The Cardigans Life
42
37
36
34
25
Black Wonderful life
43
40
34
1
14
Mutts Mutts
44
51
58
1
156
Cowboy junkies Black eyed man
45
NY
-
45
0
Nationalteatern Greatest hits
46
44
43
2
44
Suzanne Vega Nine objects of desire
47
46
47
2
31
Sara Isaksson Walking through and by
48
45
41
1
11
Enya Paint the sky with stars
49
43
42
12
28
Sophie Zelmani Sophie Zelmani
50
47
46
1
56
Cocteau twins Milk & kisses
51
54
57
32
65
Fra lippo lippi Songs
52
49
51
3
126
Indigo girls Indigo girls
53
61
NY
53
1
Marie Fredriksson Efter stormen
54
55
54
3
101
'Til Tuesday Welcome home
55
50
50
1
102
Fra lippo lippi Dreams
56
48
45
9
11
Maggie Reilly Midnight sun
57
60
67
1
138
Suzanne Vega 99.9 F
58
56
55
1
35
Cowboy junkies Studio
59
57
56
50
17
The Cardigans Emmerdale
60
59
66
10
31
Fra lippo lippi The color album
61
52
52
1
129
Rainbirds Call me easy say I'm strong...
62
53
53
1
77
Indigo girls 4.5
63
67
74
1
129
Sheryl Crow Tuesday night music club
64
62
64
62
59
The Clash London calling
65
73
73
3
135
The Beatles 1962 - 66
66
64
62
1
134
Rainbirds Two faces
67
63
65
3
97
Julia Fordham Julia Fordham
68
58
49
42
14
Louise Hoffsten 6
69
74
63
17
101
Cocteau twins The pink opaque
70
69
69
12
114
Cocteau twins Heaven or Las Vegas
71
79
82
7
147
Cowboy junkies The Trinity session
72
66
68
1
89
Rainbirds In a different light
73
68
70
5
28
Texas White on blond
74
70
59
10
75
Cocteau twins Victorialand
75
65
60
2
31
Paula Hedvig Fields

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.


This chart was published on the internet 980201
This page was created 980923
This page was last update 980923
You are visitor on this page since 980923.


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