Wish Norway had won. They’ve got all that great cosmic disco and black metal. Sweden is very much the poor relation imo. Anyway
- The Field
- Opeth (up to about 2005, after that they went rubbish)
- At The Gates (but I only really like one record of theirs)
Such shameless sucking up to admin @whiterussian
There had better be a badge in this.
I’m changing the cardigans to Anna Von Hausswolff sorry Nina and Co
I would also like to make a change:
Swap I Break Horses for P, B and J
But what a freakin’ record (making a big assumption here but…)
No one putting Europe in their top 5? unbelievable!
I’m going more metal as we can’t be 27 posts into a chat about swedish music without much metal being mentioned.
AT the moment i guess mine would be…
- At the Gates
- Refused (more historical and based on 1 lp but still)
- Suis La Lune
(and as At The Gates and Entombed are in there a bonus vote for Disfear as they feature members of both )
- Tove Lo
- The Knife
- The Wannadies
Honourable mentions to The Hives (so much fun live) Fever Ray, The Concretes, First Aid Kit, Neneh Cherry and Peter Bjorn and John
(I had no idea Neneh Cherry was Swedish before reading this thread)
- Maria W Horn
- Kali Malone
- Klara Lewis
- Ellen Arkbo
- Catherine Christer Hennix
Have a soft spot for Roxette actually. Insane they’ve sold that many records.
abso-bloody-lutely! Its such a banger. The first couple of tracks just set the scene superbly. It blew my mind how melodic and catchy it was whilst still being heavy as fuck.
I didn’t mind the last lp they put out actually. well, for a time but then did get quite bored with it relatively quickly.
The Radio Dept are just one of my favourites - they just nail this fuzzy / melancholic / earnest / shimmering shoegaze that just hits all the right spots. The albums that come after Lesser Matters are a touch more polished but they still produce something that it is totally irresistible. Clinging to a Scheme is a record that is very dear to me but I really don’t think you’ll go wrong with any of the other three records.
A couple of personal top picks from the other records:
They’ve also been putting out a string of wonderful singles over the past year so hopefully there’s a new album on the horizon
(This is a cover but it’s ace)
Great picks btw! Hadn’t previously heard of the Lars Blek project so will certainly be giving that a try.
- The Field
- The Tallest Man On Earth
- Jenny Wilson
I think… Might change that, but it’ll do for now.