Swedish favorites

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by AndrewK, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. Demiurge88

    Demiurge88 Forum Resident

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    No one else has mentioned them, so I'll give a shout-out to Twice a Man. Great electronic music with an experimental edge. This one is off their 1983 album The Sound of a Goat in a Room. :)

     
  2. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley 5.1 should be mandatory for my favourite albums

    Yngwie Malmsteen
    Abba
     
  3. Power Windows

    Power Windows Well-Known Member

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    That is another one of my favourite Swedish Artists. I saw them perform live in Finland at a 90s Dance Festival.
     
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  4. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    cool, wow if you're from Canada, Finland is a long way...
    Canada released some hot domestic Eurodance also, I might have Capital Sound somewhere in my collection
     
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  5. 99thfloor

    99thfloor Forum Resident

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    That's because the Swedes that do Dance Music often were/are Rockers to begin with. I think you have already posted Max Martin with his band It's Alive.

    Here is his protegé, producer and songwriter Shellback, singing with Blinded Colony, quite a long way from the chart topping Pop hits he is famous for:

     
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  6. Power Windows

    Power Windows Well-Known Member

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    I traveled to Sweden and then took a ferry to Finland mostly to go to the 90s dance festival. I enjoyed being in both countries.

    I consider Capital Sound to be Canadas best Euro Dance artist in terms of quality and quantity.
     
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  7. Power Windows

    Power Windows Well-Known Member

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    Here is another one of my favourite Swedish Euro Dance artists.
     
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  8. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    fun tune that one from The Caesars, sounds like it could have fit on an Austin Powers soundtrack :)
     
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  9. Slack Babbath

    Slack Babbath Forum Resident

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    I’ve always liked Nicolai Dunger’s ‘Something New’.
    A small echo of Van Morrison lurking in there for me .

     
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  10. planckera

    planckera Goggles On

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    Someone mentioned Komeda already, but I don’t think I saw The (International) Noise Conspiracy:
     
  11. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    yeah, I like this short interview with Max Martin and Denniz Pop talking about Ace of Base second album, both look rather grungy

     
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  12. 99thfloor

    99thfloor Forum Resident

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    Yeah, the "stuck cassette" story is a classic. I don't think Denniz was much of a Rock guy though, despite his look, he was always into the Pop/Dance thing from the start. I think all musicians looked "grungy" in Sweden at that time, even I. :D

    Swedish televison recently did a great series about the "export" aspect of Swedish music (6 hour long episodes, from the 60s to today), focusing on the stuff that got big abroad (which often didn't necessarily coincide with what worked at home) and really went deep and dug out stories behind everything, artists, songwriters, producers, etc., great stuff but since it's in Swedish it won't do much for most people here. At the end of the last episode they did a kind of "weighted" analysis of what was the biggest song of all time to come out of Sweden, not giving away the conclusion, but mentioning apropos what they are talking about in that video. ;)
     
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  13. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Darin Zanyar.... a Swedish pop idol contestant. Some of his early songs are typical pop/dance/r&b, a few produced by RedOne. His last few albums are in Swedish, and sound more folksy I think. I like this composition

    Darin - Ta Mig Tillbaka (2015)
     
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  14. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    fine melodic rock. These guys just released a new album too on Frontiers.

    Perfect Plan - Better Walk Alone (2020)

     
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  15. Jon_UK

    Jon_UK Well-Known Member

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    With ABBA’s Frida on backing vocals - love it!
     
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  16. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    seems Tomas Ledin's music is mostly soft pop/rock and disco, at least from the few songs I heard. "Sommaren ar kort" is a pretty laid-back tune. This is his duet with Agnetha Faltskog.

    Tomas Ledin - Never Again (1982) (duet with Agnetha Faltskog)

     
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  17. GuvnorsWhiteJacket

    GuvnorsWhiteJacket Well-Known Member

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    Tomas Ledin is an absolute flippin' GENIUS! Love, love, love him. It is he on my avatar. My celebrity crush for the last 40 years.
    His last studio album, Andrew, 2013's 'Hoga Kusten' is pure unadulterated bluegrass/country and a far cry from his usual output.
    I also dig Abba, Mikael Rickfors, Roxette, Eva Dahlgren, Tommy Nilsson, Sarah Dawn Finer, Niklas Stromstedt, Jerry Williams and Peter Lundblad. Jerry and Peter sadly no longer walk amongst us.
     
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  18. GuvnorsWhiteJacket

    GuvnorsWhiteJacket Well-Known Member

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