๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Favourite Ever Acts from Sweden - The Vote ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

Wish Norway had won. Theyโ€™ve got all that great cosmic disco and black metal. Sweden is very much the poor relation imo. Anyway

  1. Martyrdod
  2. The Field
  3. Opeth (up to about 2005, after that they went rubbish)
  4. Robyn
  5. 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 mean it, though


The Wannadies
The Cardigans
Jens Lekman

  1. The Knife
  2. Fever Ray
  3. Neneh Cherry
  4. Robyn
  5. The Cardigans

Iโ€™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

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But what a freakinโ€™ record :metal: (making a big assumption here butโ€ฆ)

No one putting Europe in their top 5? unbelievable!

Iโ€™m going more metal as we canโ€™t be 27 posts into a chat about swedish music without much metal being mentioned.

AT the moment i guess mine would beโ€ฆ

  1. Entombed
  2. At the Gates
  3. Messhuggah
  4. Refused (more historical and based on 1 lp but still)
  5. Suis La Lune

(and as At The Gates and Entombed are in there a bonus vote for Disfear as they feature members of both :slight_smile: )


Itโ€™s Slaughter Of The Soul obviously :metal: :metal: :metal: :metal:

I reckon the Reign In Blood fans here ought to get on it - itโ€™s heavy, fast, got plenty of melody and itโ€™s all done in just over half an hour. Banging.

  1. Robyn
  2. Lykke Li
  3. Fever Ray
  4. First Aid Kit
  5. ABBA
  1. The Field
  2. ABBA
  3. Robyn
  4. Fever Ray
  1. Robyn
  2. Tove Lo
  3. The Knife
  4. ABBA
  5. 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)

  1. Maria W Horn
  2. Kali Malone
  3. Klara Lewis
  4. Ellen Arkbo
  5. Catherine Christer Hennix

Have a soft spot for Roxette actually. Insane theyโ€™ve sold that many records.

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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 didnโ€™t mind the last lp they put out actually. well, for a time but then did get quite bored with it relatively quickly.

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  1. Jens Lekman
  2. Lykke Li
  3. Tove Lo
  4. The Field
  5. First Aid Kit

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 donโ€™t think youโ€™ll go wrong with any of the other three records.

A couple of personal top picks from the other records:

Theyโ€™ve also been putting out a string of wonderful singles over the past year so hopefully thereโ€™s a new album on the horizon :slightly_smiling_face:

(This is a cover but itโ€™s ace)

Great picks btw! Hadnโ€™t previously heard of the Lars Blek project so will certainly be giving that a try.

  1. Robyn
  2. Lykke Li
  3. Jens Lekman
  4. The Hives
  5. The Radio Dept.
  1. ABBA
  2. The Field
  3. Robyn
  4. The Tallest Man On Earth
  5. Jenny Wilson

I thinkโ€ฆ Might change that, but itโ€™ll do for now.

  1. The Radio Dept.
  2. Jens Lekman
  3. The Knife
  4. Lykke Li
  5. Fever Ray
  1. Refused
  2. Cult of Luna
  3. Entombed
  4. Fireside
  5. At The Gates
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