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 on the 4th of July 1998.

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.

14/3 1999 week 10 #287

 
 
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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).

 
 
Hounds of love with Kate Bush


This week Kate Bush gets her first #1 album on my chart. This with her album 'Hounds of love' from 1985. The reason is that I have a copy of it on CD. It is one of my all time favourite albums and on my version is the enhanced version with a couple of additional songs. On the second place on the chart Heather Nova makes a big climb from 32 with her live album 'Blow' from 1993. I have this week bought this album and must say that is much better than I even fought. I have had that album on a tape, but after I got the CD it together with the Kate Bush album been in my CD.

On the rest of the chart Gin Blossoms enters the chart at #18 with their 1996 album 'Congratulations I'm sorry'. This is the first time Gin Blossoms have an album on my chart, I have some song with them on some CDs from the magazine Q. John Hiatt this week re enters the chart with his 1995 album 'Walk on'. I did find this album in the used CD store together with albums with Heather Nova (Blow) and Gin Blossoms ('Congratulations I'm sorry). Before this I only had the John Hiatt CD on tape.


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

63

RE

1

91

Kate Bush

Hounds of love

2

32

35

2

51

Heather Nova

Blow

3

1

4

1

20

The Cardigans

Gran turismo

4

7

5

1

11

Loreena McKennitt

The book of secrets

5

2

2

1

5

Loreena McKennitt

The Visit

6

6

7

6

48

Heather Nova

The first recording (EP)

7

3

1

1

40

Loreena McKennitt

The mask and mirror

8

4

6

4

7

David Baerwald

Triage

9

9

14

4

151

Heather Nova

Oyster

10

5

11

5

7

Various artists

Litith fair

11

10

9

1

18

Billie Myers

Growing pains

12

8

8

1

36

Cowboy junkies

Miles from our home

13

11

10

8

10

Jewel

Spirit

14

12

12

1

25

Sheryl Crow

The Globe sessions

15

14

13

1

40

Heather Nova

Siren

16

13

3

1

100

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow

17

16

17

5

98

Heather Nova

Glow stars

18

NY

-

18

0

Gin Blossoms

Congratulations I'm sorry

19

15

15

2

15

Sara Isaksson

Red Eden

20

18

21

1

85

Sarah McLachlan

Surfacing

21

19

18

1

104

Sarah McLachlan

Fumbling towards ecstasy

22

21

20

1

121

Cowboy junkies

Lay it down

23

22

26

1

25

Clannad

Landmarks

24

17

16

1

187

Sheryl Crow

Tuesday night music club

25

25

27

7

27

Heather Nova

Live in the USA

26

20

19

2

20

Astrid

Boy for you

27

23

24

1

18

Chris Isaak

Speak of the devil

28

24

25

1

214

Cowboy junkies

Black eyed man

29

28

28

2

42

Tori Amos

From the choirgirl hotel

30

29

29

1

74

Rainbirds

Forever

31

27

22

21

5

Aztec camera

Knife

32

44

RE

32

28

Hedningarna

Kaksi

33

26

23

16

20

Cinnamon

Summer meditation

34

30

30

1

87

Rainbirds

Making memory

35

31

32

3

192

Cowboy junkies

The caution horses

36

33

33

1

194

Cowboy junkies

Pale sun crescent moon

37

34

31

1

66

Mutts

Mutts

38

37

37

3

193

The Beatles

1962 - 66

39

35

34

1

114

Cocteau twins

Milk & kisses

40

36

36

6

20

Buffalo Tom

Smitten

41

39

39

5

180

The Beatles

1967 - 70

42

38

38

4

32

Simon & Garfunkel

The definitive Simon & Garfunkel

43

40

43

7

190

Cowboy junkies

The Trinity session

44

42

44

11

77

The Cardigans

First band on the moon

45

46

48

26

51

Heather Nova

Live from the milky way

46

RE

-

17

18

John Hiatt

Walk on

47

41

41

18

65

John Cougar Mellencamp

Big daddy

48

45

40

13

77

R.E.M.

Green

49

43

42

1

31

Liz Phair

Whiteocolatespaceegg

50

48

47

5

60

Jewel

Pieces of you

This was compiled by Fredrik Eklund ©1999. 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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