Popular albums in the Swedish forum

By grantcorp grantcorp
updated over 9 years ago

The Swedish music industry and governments of past traditionally like to pat each other on their backs and compliment themselves for their great success in music exports. Mind you, they're not talking about Dahlbäck or Mull, but of Roxette, Robyn and Dr. Alban. As progressive as the Swedish music industry may or may not be, the same cannot really be said about its listeners. Anything not in the commercial radio station playlists will most often be met with a raised eyebrow at best.

So what do we listen to here in Sweden? Well, as unscientific as can be, this list is a quick comparison to iuval's global most popular albums list. It was compiled by counting coloured links in the release ownership list and was quite tedious.

As I write this introduction on 9 Aug 2009 the Swedish forum has 185 members, 25 of those keeping their collections private and an additional 16 too lazy to type anything in, so the underlying data is polled from the remaining 144 collections. Users with multiple copies have been counted once only. And no, I've made no distinction based on the user's nationality or whereabouts, anyone (including Norwegians...) present on the roster have been included.

Basically it takes a count of 20 to feature on the list, items with less owners have been included due to special interest if they appeared on iuval's list at some time. I've also included some well known Scandinavian artist's best performers to see how they rank here on 'ogs.

The release stats are as follows:

Number of owners (position on iuval's global list at date of polling) - date of polling. Releases marked SWE, NO, DK, FI or ISL indicate best performing release by a well known Nordic artist that otherwise failed to enter the list.

Thanks to iuval for the hard work and inspiration ;)
http://www.discogs.com/lists/Discogs-Most-Owned-Albums/2056

  1. Depeche Mode - Black Celebration

    34 - N/A - 12 Jan '10 (+1)

  2. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses

    32 - N/A - 12 Jan '10 (+3)

  3. Kraftwerk - The Mix

    30 - N/A - 12 Jan '10 (+1)

  4. Depeche Mode - Violator

    29 - N/A - 12 Jan '10 (+4)

  5. Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell

    28 - N/A - 12 Jan '10

  6. Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame

    28 - N/A - 12 Jan '10 (+1)

  7. Prodigy* - The Fat Of The Land

    28 (#7) - 12 Jan '10 (+2)

  8. Depeche Mode - Construction Time Again

    28 - N/A - 12 Jan '10 (+2)

  9. Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express

    28 (#16) - 12 Jan '10 (+2)

  10. Kraftwerk - Die Mensch•Maschine

    27 (#14) - 12 Jan '10 (+3) (Five additional members have the German version)

  11. The Prodigy - Experience

    26 (#12) - 12 Jan '10 (+3)

  12. Jean Michel Jarre* - Oxygène

    25 - N/A - 12 Jan '10

  13. Depeche Mode - Ultra

    25 - N/A - 12 Jan '10 (+2)

  14. Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward

    24 - N/A - 12 Jan '10

  15. The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms

    24 - N/A - 12 Jan '10 (+1)

  16. Kraftwerk - Radio-Aktivität

    24 (#22) - 12 Jan '10 (+2)

  17. The Aphex Twin* - Classics

    23 (#13) - 12 Jan '10

  18. Boards Of Canada - Geogaddi

    23 (#11) - 12 Jan '10 (+1)

  19. Sexory - Jungle Fever

    23 (#15) - 12 Jan '10 (+1)

  20. Leftfield - Leftism

    22 (#25) - 12 Jan '10 (+1)

  21. Kraftwerk - Electric Cafe

    22 - N/A - 12 Jan '10 (+1)

  22. Front 242 - Geography

    21 - N/A - 12 Jan '10

  23. Kraftwerk - Computerwelt

    21 - N/A - 12 Jan '10 (+1) (an additional eight members own the German version)