BitchTapes: The Queens of Swedish Pop
There's lots of great music being made by ladies in Sweden right now. If your knowledge of Swedish pop doesn't extend beyond ABBA, I think you're in for a nice surprise.
1. Fever Ray - Fever Ray
Electronic wonder! Fever Ray is Karin Dreijer Andersson of The Knife.
2. Lykke Li - Dance Dance Dance
3. Robyn - Fembot
Robyn took over popular radio stations in the US while I was in elementary school. Remember "You've Got That Somethin"? So. good. I'm glad she's still making music.
4. Sally Shapiro - Love in July
5. Taken by Trees - My Boys (Animal Collective Cover)
This is definitely one of those covers that is better than the original. No offense, Animal Collective, but Victoria Bergsman is a musical genius.
6. El Perro Del Mar - Somebody's Baby
7. Hari and Aino - A Considerate Kind of Home
8. Hellsongs - School's Out (Alice Cooper cover)
Again, a fantastic cover.
9. The Sweptaways featuring Jens Lekman - Happiness Will Be My Revenge
The Sweptaways is a 30-woman choir who sing pop songs while in color-coordinated and thematic costumes.
10. Frida Hyvönen - Birds
11. First Aid Kit - Winter is All Over You
Wonderful sister-produced folk.
12. The Concretes - On the Radio
13. Club 8 - Closer Now
Who'd I forget? Leave your Swedish favorites in the comments!
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