October 25, 2006 4:35 AM   Subscribe

SWEDEN.SE:Music gives you a selection of the best Swedish pop and rock music right now.
posted by mr.marx (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I would also recommend Avi Roig's *excellent" itsatrap.com for some very excellent coverage of the Scandinavian music scene.

On the same note, how is it that Scandinavia has some of the best musical groups ever?!? Case in point: The Hellacopters.
posted by punkrockrat at 5:44 AM on October 25, 2006

thanks comrade!
posted by matteo at 6:33 AM on October 25, 2006

Cool: thank you!
posted by misteraitch at 6:48 AM on October 25, 2006

I'm always finding myself on Swedes Please when I'm hankering for some Swedish pop goodness (give Hello Saferide a spin!)
posted by DragonBoy at 7:02 AM on October 25, 2006

Sweden produces a lot of amazing rock/pop music that unfortunately, due to the language barrier, never crosses over. The anglicised metal tends to travel better.

Kent is one of my all time favorite bands, even though my Swedish comprehension is terrible. Isola is a thoroughly amazing album.
posted by slimepuppy at 7:28 AM on October 25, 2006

Can't mention the Hellacopters (who rock), without also mentioning Gluecipher.
posted by psmealey at 8:02 AM on October 25, 2006

Thanks, mr.marx. I will take all music recommendations you proffer (in fact, your playlist from a MeCha swap is the best-loved mix on my iPod).
posted by dame at 8:10 AM on October 25, 2006

psmealey, Gluecifer is from Norway. As are Turbonegro, another fave of mine. Apparently this is a whole nother country from Sweden, but I think we can all agree that the Scandihoovians truly know how to rock. (And design stylish furniture.) As for Swedish garage rock, I still think the Hives provide the best reason to get up in the morning, or the afternoon, as the case may be.
posted by scratch at 10:28 AM on October 25, 2006

Great post (and links in the comments), thanks!
posted by livii at 12:36 PM on October 25, 2006

AskMe: Why does so much good music come from Sweden and Belgium?

Sweden is the third largest exporter of music (relative to its population), at least in part due to the efforts of Export Music Sweden, a trade group.

My personal favorite (being 50% Swedish-American, I must have one): the departed Salt and Nina Ramsby.
posted by dhartung at 1:19 PM on October 25, 2006

Swedish folk music rocks, too. Check out Garmena sometime.
posted by QIbHom at 1:41 PM on October 25, 2006

slimepuppy is right, Kent are amazing. Isola has been in my regular rotation for three years, and now that I finally live in a major population center I might be able to track down the rest of their releases.
posted by Saellys at 4:07 PM on October 25, 2006

Thanks! I hadn't seen that particular one before.

I like listening to some of the Swedish radio stations online. P3 Svea (hit the play button for popup player) is current Swedish music too.

For some other P3 (i.e. music) channels, ones that include more hip hop and rock, and more alternative stuff, go to www.sr.se and click "Webbradio" on the top menu and you can listen to the various channels like "P3 Rockster", "P3 Street", etc.
posted by gemmy at 5:14 PM on October 25, 2006

Apparently this is a whole nother country from Sweden

Fuck. Busted.
posted by psmealey at 3:17 AM on October 27, 2006

Although, in my defense, I didn't say they were from Sweden. I simply said that you can't mention the Hellacopters without mentioning Gluecipher (Though I probably did think they were from Sweden).
posted by psmealey at 3:22 AM on October 27, 2006

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