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.

7/2 1998 week 6 #230

 
 
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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


This week The Merrymakers are still #1 and this makes it the first album that has retained their #1 spot for more than one week (this year). As for the rest of albums in the top 10, Regina Lund climbs one place to #2. Both debut albums with Cocteau twins - Garlands and Suzanne Vega with her album this week has reach their peek position on the chart. Jewel with her album Pieces of you seems really to like the #5 spot so much that she now for the 3rd week stays there. The Garden with Merril Bainbridge this week at #4 (it's peek position) continues to climb to the top. Sometimes an album can vanish quickly from the chart, Fra lippo lippi with their The best of.. this week at #11 was #1 in week 4. I wouldn't be surprise if it next week re enters the top 10.

On of the biggest climbers (from #53 to #20) this week is Marie Fredriksson with her 1987 album …efter stormen (after the storm). This highest new entry on the chart is Luscious Jackson with their albumIn search of Manny from 1993 (I found it in a used CD store).

News

This week there are a new feature on my chart. The feature is that every album with a raise or drop of more than two chart points have been shown in column IDAG (Red raise and blue means drop). Another new feature is that every album outside the top 75 that have a rise with over 2 charts points are shown in the section Just under the chart.


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
1
NY
1
1
The Merrymakers Bubblegun
2
3
2
1
6
Regina Lund Unique
3
2
3
1
9
The Sundays Static & silence
4
7
9
4
4
Merril Bainbridge The garden
5
5
5
5
4
Jewel Pieces of you
6
13
17
6
71
Suzanne Vega Suzanne Vega
7
10
11
7
6
Cocteau twins Garlands
8
9
4
1
17
Rainbirds Forever
9
6
6
1
9
'Til Tuesday Coming up close - a retrospective
10
8
8
6
6
John Hiatt Little head
11
4
1
1
48
Fra lippo lippi The best of F.L.L 85-95
12
11
10
9
28
John Hiatt Stolen moments
13
14
12
1
30
Rainbirds Making memory
14
15
14
2
37
Souls Bird fish or inbeetween
15
12
7
5
12
The Pretenders Learning to crawl
16
16
13
9
64
Aimee Mann I'm with stupid
17
20
18
1
47
Sarah McLachlan Fumbling towards ecstasy
18
17
16
1
30
Indigo girls Shaming of the sun
19
18
20
8
84
'Til TuesdayEverything is different now
20
53
61
20
2
Marie Fredriksson Efter stormen
21
22
22
21
3
The Mopeds The hills are alive with the sound of mopeds
22
19
15
4
12
Madonna Something to remember
23
21
19
1
34
Prefab sprout Andromeda heights
24
23
21
1
28
Sarah McLachlan Surfacing
25
24
23
4
43
Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow
26
25
24
3
34
Honey is cool Crazy love
27
45
NY
27
1
Nationalteatern Greatest hits
28
27
28
3
43
Rosanne Cash 10 song demo
29
29
33
29
6
Eagle-eye Cherry Desireless
30
26
25
4
94
Heather Nova Oyster
31
30
26
1
26
Max Sharam A million year girl
32
NY
-
32
0
Luscious Jackson In search of Manny
33
28
27
1
65
Maria McKeeLife is sweet
34
32
30
1
96
Veruca saltAmerican thighs
35
31
29
1
29
Jill Sobule Happy town
36
33
38
1
64
Cowboy junkiesLay it down
37
35
35
1
163
Indigo girlsRites of passage
38
38
41
1
158
Aimee Mann Whatever
39
44
51
1
157
Cowboy junkiesBlack eyed man
40
37
32
14
15
Patti Smith Horses
41
36
31
1
34
Veruca Salt Eight arms to hold you
42
34
36
17
29
Stina Nordenstam Dynamite
43
41
42
8
31
The Cardigans Life
44
40
39
5
86
Cocteau twinsBlue bell knoll
45
39
34
6
13
Lush Lovelife
46
46
44
2
45
Suzanne Vega Nine objects of desire
47
50
47
1
57
Cocteau twinsMilk & kisses
48
47
46
2
32
Sara Isaksson Walking through and by
49
54
55
3
102
'Til TuesdayWelcome home
50
52
49
3
127
Indigo girlsIndigo girls
51
42
37
34
26
Black Wonderful life
52
51
54
32
66
Fra lippo lippiSongs
53
48
45
1
12
Enya Paint the sky with stars
54
66
64
1
135
RainbirdsTwo faces
55
43
40
1
15
Mutts Mutts
56
57
60
1
139
Suzanne Vega 99.9 F
57
49
43
12
29
Sophie Zelmani Sophie Zelmani
58
55
50
1
103
Fra lippo lippiDreams
59
61
52
1
130
RainbirdsCall me easy say I'm strong...
60
59
57
50
18
The Cardigans Emmerdale
61
60
59
10
32
Fra lippo lippi The color album
62
58
56
1
36
Cowboy junkies Studio
63
62
53
1
78
Indigo girls4.5
64
56
48
9
12
Maggie Reilly Midnight sun
65
64
62
62
60
The Clash London calling
66
63
67
1
130
Sheryl Crow Tuesday night music club
67
65
73
3
136
The Beatles 1962 - 66
68
67
63
3
98
Julia Fordham Julia Fordham
69
71
79
7
148
Cowboy junkiesThe Trinity session
70
73
68
5
29
Texas White on blond
71
69
74
17
102
Cocteau twinsThe pink opaque
72
70
69
12
115
Cocteau twinsHeaven or Las Vegas
73
72
66
1
90
RainbirdsIn a different light
74
76
72
1
78
Julia FordhamPorcelain
75
75
65
2
32
Paula Hedvig Fields

Just under the chart

Another new feature is that every album outside the top 75 that have a rise with over 2 charts points are shown in the section Just under the chart.

IDAG
FV
2V
BP
ANT.V
ARTIST TITEL
81
86
86
81
10
The TheHanky panky
85
96
RE
7
24
Reeperbahn 1979 - 1983
91
100
101
71
18
EggstoneVive la difference!
99
108
104
99
10
The TheDusk
103
113
112
38
80
Suzanne Vega Solitude standing
113
119
128
6
59
The Beatles With the Beatles
115
NY
-
115
0
Various artists Tom's album
123
137
135
1
71
Chris Isaak Forever blue
140
RE
-
4
26
Sarah McLachlan Touch
144
150
182
25
32
Marie Fredriksson Den sjunde vågen
149
151
RE
1
39
Marie Fredriksson Den ständiga resan
150
155
152
7
85
Chris Isaak Chris Isaak
152
169
170
1
84
Portishead Dummy
153
152
167
1
75
David + David Boomtown
159
170
166
159
3
Pat Benatar Wide awake in dreamland
163
RE
-
22
43
Chris Isaak Wicked game
164
RE
-
15
10
Big country No place like home
167
171
174
167
4
Los lobosLa pistols y el corazon
173
197
197
36
51
Chris Isaak Heart shaped world
176
NY
-
176
0
Nationalteatern Livet är en fest
198
RE
-
3
30
SaltAuscultate

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 first published on the internet 980208
This page was created 980923
This page was last update 980923
You are visitor on this page since 980923.


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