Acid House Kings
»Sing Along With«
2005
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Tonight Is Forever
This is the fourth long player from this brilliant band and while all of their albums are great this one perhaps stands atop the pile. Executed to pop perfection in every sense of the word it even comes with an extra disc full of karaoke videos of the band you can sing along to.

Price ~ $12.99 .................

Acid House Kings
»Do What You Wanna Do«
2005
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Come Josephine
This fantastic five track ep was the pre tease for their new album and really wet our appetite for what was to come. It is a must own for fans of the band as it includes three brilliant non album tracks not found anyplace else.

Price ~ $8.99 .................

Acid House Kings
»Everyone Sings Along With...«
2006
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Will You Love Me In The Morning
Taking the karaoke nature of their latest album one step further, the Kings offer this 5 track album of other artists covering their favorite Acid House Kings songs. It features such notables as Magnus Carlson, Lasse Lindh and Montt Mardie' and what's more, there are tracks sung in french and swedish!

Price ~ $8.99 .................

Aerospace
»That Bright Idea Called Soul«
2001
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Hey Boy
This is a jangly guitar-pop affair that fans of Acid House Kings and the mellower Happydeadmen material will appreciate. It is inherently Swedish in execution and has a lilting 60’s/70’s soft rock approach with vocals reminiscent of Nixon. (the band, not the president) If you like jangly 60's farfisa pop, you'll be right at home here.

Price ~ $12.99 .................

Airliner
»The Last Days Of August«
2003
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Everything That's You
This is a side project from Kristian Rosengren of Aerospace and Johan Angergård of Club8/AHK/Legends fame. (Karolina from Club 8 also does backing vocals) A little low key, not exactly shoegaze rather more introspective, but left to it's own devices this is a very charming album that slowly creeps up on you. As the Spinzone review calls it: "The kind that once my passions are spent on the albums that whore my attentions, I come home to roost with, and in time truly love. This is romantic, heartfelt and played and produced very well."

Price ~ $12.99 .................

Artisokka
»Sea Bed«
2008
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Gilt Edged Cloud
This is the second long player from this great Finnish band and they once again manage to weave elements of jazz, lounge and pop folk into songs so delicate and wondrous it leaves you as spellbound as it does enchanted. Their debut, "A Hiding Place In The Arbor" remains one of my most cherished and oft listened to discs, and this one seems destined to a similar fate. Don't miss it.

Price ~ $14.99 .................

Biker Boy
»You Got Me Wrong«
2006
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You Got Me Wrong
This may very well be the EP of the year and the single of the year all in one! Featuring one of the catchiest pop songs in years plus three other original tracks, it also includes 4 remixes of the title track by bands such as LeSport and Vapnet making this an 8 song outing that should be on everyones list.

Price ~ $8.99 .................

Billie The Vision & The Dancers
»Where The Ocean Meets My Hand«
2007
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My Love
The latest and third long player from Swedens most popular cross dressing fruits. On this outing there is more optimism, more happiness and so much hope one might even say it's a pop album. However it has all the wry lyricism and great musicianship the previous two had, with just a little mature content.

Price ~ $13.99 .................

Billie The Vision & The Dancers
»I Was So Unpopular«
2004
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Summercat
This is Billies lengthily titled debut "I Was So Unpopular At School And Now They're Giving Me This Beautiful Bicycle" and wow, what a record. Beautiful melodies, insightful lyrics and the haunting voice of Lars Lindquist make this an album you simply must own. Truly a genuine joy and none of us can figure how it went under the radar so long.

Price ~ $13.99 .................

Brainpool
»Junk - A Rock Opera«
1994
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Here Comes The Man
Working With My Hands
Brainpool’s celebrates their 10th anniversary with this double album rock opera which fuses old influences (The Who, Pink Floyd etc) with the band’s trademark rocking power-pop sound . While retaining a freshness and originality, Brainpool have created an album that feels strangely familiar with masterful production that will bring to mind memories of Tommy, Quadrophenia, The Wall and others. Popsicle has exclusively been able to get Jens, David and Christoffer to sign a handful of these fantastic double CD sets!

Price ~ $19.99 .................

Pelle Carlberg
»In A Nutshell«
2007
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Middleclass Kid
The sophomore follow up to his magical debut album, In A Nutshell finds Pelle at his best. It is not only full of his unique irony and songsmanship, it is quite possibly his most "pop" oriented album ever. One of this summers best for sure!

Price ~ $10.99 .................

Pelle Carlberg
»Everything Now!«
2005
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A Tasteless Offer
This solo debut of Edson frontman Pelle Carlberg is one of the most well written, heartfelt and imaginative albums to come out in some time. Brilliant on every conceivable level it is sure to please even if you were not a fan of Edson. This is a must own. (sorry, only my copy is signed)

Price ~ $12.99 .................

Charade
»Keeping Up Appearances«
2008
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Heroes and Villians
This is the third long player from this great Swedish band and it contains all the hooks, jangles and great pop songs typical of this band. In fact with the scene changing so much, this one really takes us back... Quite a treat.

Price ~ $10.99 .................

Charade
»A Real Life Drama«
2006
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Dressed In Yellow & Blue
The latest long player from this husband and wife due from the Shermans may be their best yet. It displays all of their past pop sensibilities but wraps them in a lot of new and interesting melodic choices. Pure enjoyment from front to back and sure to be one of the best albums of the year!

Price ~ $10.99 .................

Chasing Dorotea
»Chasing Dorotea«
2004
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Dreamer
Chasing Dorotea is the brainchild of Christopher Sander (Ingenting) who writes exquisite three minute introspective pop songs. The opening cut even features a duet with a female vocalist that sounds like Stina Nordenstam!” Actually, a lot of this album is more upbeat pop, but not so much that it doesn’t work at 2am. Heartfelt acoustic melodies, the odd duet vocal and a nice use of horns make this a very attractive pop album for sure.

Price ~ $12.99 .................

Club 8
»The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Dreaming«
2007
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Heaven
What can one say? Possibly the finest album from one of the best Swedish bands of all time. Mature, involving, sublime melodies teamed to Karolinas glorious voice make this one of this years must own albums. It quite literally doesn't get any better than this folks...

Price ~ $14.99 .................

Costar
»Exit«
2007
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Good Morning Sunshine
Costar’s debut album was an undiscovered gem a few years back, and now their follow-up “Exit” is a fantastic album of deceptively simple, beautifully-conceived powerpop/rock. It’s a lighter affair than the debut with a more organic sound which includes standout tracks like “This Awakening” and “Good Morning Sunshine”.

Price ~ $14.99 .................

CoStar
»Keep It Light«
2004
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Peaking
When Even Johansen's solo success as Magnet caused the demise of Libido, few people were watching what the other band members would do. Certainly no one expected drummer Jorgen Landhaug to "do a Dave Grohl", put together a new band, write and record one of the most engaging and under-rated rock albums of 2004. Re-naming himself "Brighton Gay", this Norwegian maverick roped in his former Libido bandmate to mix the majority of this album, and it has Magnet's magic stamp all over it. This album features catchy, hook-filled rocking songs which grow on you with every listen. No two songs sound anything alike. I was right about Magnet when no-one was giving him the time of day, and I believe I'm right about CoStar too. Fantastic stuff.

Price ~ $14.99 .................

David Design
»From Sweden With Love«
2003
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Paola- Above The Candystore
This Swedish sampler was compiled by Oliver Rohrbach and it's a really great selection of of some of the best lounge and mood pop from scandinavia. Featuring 14 very varied cuts, from a take on Dave Brubecks "Take Five" called "I New York" to tracks from Club 8, Mondial and Jay-Jay Johanson this is one sampler that is not to be missed. Dare we say shag-a-delic?

Price ~ $12.99 .................

Dorian Gray
»Hazel Grove 07:46«
2006
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This Boy That Girl
This Swedish quintet’s infectious blend of guitar-driven melodic pop combined with glam influences has garnered them accolades throughout the world. These guys breath pop hooks and massive choruses. Their Merrymakers- produced debut is a long-time fave here at Popsicle HQ, and while this second album is not a huge departure from the debut, well...if it ain’t broken, why fix it!

Price ~ $12.99 .................

Dorian Gray
»The Sounds Of Dorian Gray«
1999
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Daydreamer
This is the only album from this band who have been described as “Brian Wilson meets Radiohead”. Produced at Tambourine Studios by fellow Swedish popsters David Myhr and Anders Hellgren of The Merrymakers, this is a great power-pop album from start to finish, with catchy, memorable tracks like "Daydreamer" and the epic "The End Of The Century". Unavoidably there are shades of The Merrymakers sound here which brings a power-pop urgency to the material, and Torben Freytag’s unique voice takes centre-stage throughout.

Price ~ $14.99 .................

Edson
»Every Day, Every Second«
2003
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Infrared Heating
The third critically acclaimed album from this swedish band finds them in a bit more pop friendly territory, with perhaps a hint of 70's song structure. However the lovely piano and guitar based structure their fans know is here in spades and Pelles lyrics are as engaging as ever.

Price ~ $12.99 .................

Eggstone
»In San Diego«
1992
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Wrong Heaven
One of the first key albums in the Swede-pop revolution of the '90s, Eggstone’s blend of sunny '60s guitar-pop, sweet melodies and swinging cocktail music set the pace for many of their fellow countrymen. Co-produced by Thore Johansson at the legendary Tambourine Studios (which the band own and manage to this day) this CD is a must for any fans of Swedish pop. What's more it has been terribly hard to find outside of Scandinavia.

Price ~ $17.99 .................

Eyedrop
»You And Me Vs The Machine«
2002
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Sweet Machine
Led by Carl-Otto Johansson’s beautiful voice and poignant songwriting, Eyedrop’s debut full length album will whisk you away to an ethereal place where spacey melodies and other-worldly sounds work their way deep into your psyche. This album feels familiar on a first listen but doesn’t sound quite like anything you’ve heard before. There may be shades of Coldplay or even vintage early 70’s Pink Floyd, but these songs are presented with that indefinably mellow Scandinavian vibe that you can’t quite put your finger on. Music for lazy afternoons. Highly recommended and exclusively available from Popsicle.

Price ~ $14.99 .................