Monday, 10 February 2014


When it became apparent that half the music I was listening to originated from the Nordic countries (Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland) I decided to make a proper playlist of my favourite songs from that part of the world because I’m organised and because I’m an anorak. Confession: Husky Rescue had passed me by until just now and are the only Finnish entry but I will now embark on a stint of Finnish music (recommendations?). The list is two hours long and has a very extensive range of sounds and some of it is old and some is very new but I think each and every song is genuinely outstanding in its way.

Naomi Pilgrim

Hanne Kolstø – One plus one makes one out of two (NOR)
Jonas Alaska – In The Backseat (NOR)
Frida Hyvönen – Terribly Dark (SWE)
MØ – Pilgrim (DEN)
Robyn – Dancehall Queen (SWE)
Lemaitre – Continuum (NOR)
The Cardigans – Fine (SWE)
Kaja Gunnufsen – Au (NOR)
Sigur Rós – Ísjaki (ICE)
Emilie Nicolas – Pstereo (NOR)
When Saints Go Machine –Mental Shopping Spree (DEN)
Here Is Your Temple – So High (SWE)
Ine Hoem – When We Collide (NOR)
Naomi Pilgrim – No Gun (SWE)
Abidaz and Robyn – Nitti5 (SWE)
Husky Rescue – Sunrider (FIN)
Lykke Li – Breaking It Up (SWE)
Jenny Wilson – Autobiography (SWE)
Annie – Chewing Gum (NOR)
Kashmir – Miss You (Slight Return) (DEN)
Ane Brun – Do You Remember (NOR)
Shout Out Louds – Illusions (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) (SWE, NOR)
Oh Land – White Nights (DEN)
The Concretes – You Can't Hurry Love (SWE)
Björk – Who Is It - Bell Choir Mix (ICE)
Choir Of Young Believers – Action/Reaction (DEN)
Susanne Sundfør – Walls (NOR)
Winhill/Losehill – I Leave You 'Cause I Don't Care (SWE)
Lindstrøm and Todd Terje – Lanzarote (NOR)
Abba – When All Is Said And Done (SWE)


Annika Eade said...

Wow, I had no idea the Nordic region was such a prolific hub of music. Definitely going to check some of these out. Of course you realise the centre of the Nordic musical universe is actually the Faroe Islands..

Gregling said...

Don't think I don't feel terrible about the Faroe Islands... (searches desperately...) x