Swedish Music of 2011 – Highlights
It was one heck of a year in Swedish music. Be it mainstream or indie, there was always something to really jam out to this year. I for one got first hand news thanks to YAM Magazine. Everyday I got a mail about something coming out. I did my best to share it all on the site, but some skipped my mind/I didn’t have the time. So with this little list, I want to redeem that!
In no particular order, some of the highlights from the Swedish music scene!
Veronica Maggio – Jag Kommer
This year Veronica released an album that many in Sweden claim is the best of the year. I am not really that keen on it, though it does have some great tracks. This one is the best just for the sheer innuendo — wasn’t an easy song to sing out loud in the streets.
Urban Cone – Urban Photograph
To me, one of the better groups that debuted this year. Sure, with indie music you tend to always get the same sound and wispy lyrics. But then along comes a group that makes you love the genre all over again. I am frustrated that I was not able to catch this group live a single time through this year. I was cockblocked every single time! But I shall redeem myself when I get to interview them. Mark my words!
Daniel Adams-Ray – Lilla Lady
I’ve been a fan of Daniel since his days with Snook. His solo album from last year Svart, vitt och allt däremellan was okay at best. It did have one of the singles I played to death last year. With this single, I hope Daniel releases one heck of an album in 2012.
Ansiktet – X
One of the best songs released this year. Just because it is so damn funny. In an interview conducted this year, Ansiktet says that they want to “make fun of the image of the typical r&b singer who is topless and sings about their sexual skills.” They are heading in the right direction, according to me.