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Morgenbladet Top 100 Best Norwegian Albums Of All Time

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  • Started 8 years ago by otherdemon
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  1. otherdemon
    Member

    The list of albums so far

    And today the first MP-album appeared at #71: Let Them Eat Cake. I'm a bit surprised this even made the list, as I consider it one of the weaker efforts. But hey, chances are that other MP-albums are to come later....

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. jtr
    Member

    well it might be to you. but for me LTEC is a perfect album, completely flawless. it might be very different from the other albums, but its a very fine record in its own right. anyway, i expect many MP albums to turn up in that list

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. Yep, same with me. First MP-album ever heard and loved it from the beginning.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. otherdemon
    Member

    Another nice piece of trivia: Bent sent in his top 10 to this event. And the website is about to reveal the top 10's of all the musicians/artists who voted!

    At least one of these people got things right

    Posted 8 years ago #
  5. Moondog
    Member

    I think Sondre Lerche had "Timothy's Monster" and "Blissard" in his top three as well? We will certainly see more Motorpsycho albums on the list.

    Last week, Morgenbladet printed a letter challenging the rules of the competition. It was claimed that artists with one good album would be at an advantage compared to artists with many good albums, as the fans of the latter would split the votes between the different albums. Motorpsycho was used as the example of an artist who would be "punished" for being consistently good.

    Still, I wouldn't be surprised to see "Timothy's Monster" close to the top.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  6. kjesso
    Member

    Trust Us at #65.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  7. otherdemon
    Member

    I feel kinda confident that DB, Timmy and Blissard will pop up later as well (not so sure about Angels & Daemons though)

    And yeah, I'm still not head over heels in love with LTEC or IALC (Phanerothyme on the other hand... I hope that one makes the list, easily the best of the pop-trilogy)

    Posted 8 years ago #
  8. otherdemon
    Member

    Another piece of info: The radio-show Kulturhuset on NRK P2 counts down 7 of the confirmed albums every Friday. And the reviewers usually contribute opinions/trivia/info on each album. Check out nrk.no to hear the programs.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  9. kjesso
    Member

    Blissard at #25, as mentioned in another thread.

    With three albums on the list so far, and with at least two more to come, Motorpsycho will certainly be the band with most albums on the list. My guess is that Demon Box will be in the top ten, and Timothy's in the top three (together with Materialtretthet and Block to Block).

    On Morgenbladet's web site, short essays about every album is published. These will be published later - the essays for albums 11-100 will be collected in one volume, while there will be longer essays written about the top ten albums. These longer essays will be published as ten short books, by Falck Forlag.

    And there will also be at least one show to celebrate the top album / top albums.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  10. otherdemon
    Member

    I think I'm going to buy the books, at least the MP-related ones. If they make a nice package offer on all of 'em, I'll buy 'em all

    Posted 8 years ago #
  11. pfnuesel
    Member

    I'm surprised that The White Birch didn't make it in any list.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  12. kjesso
    Member

    This may or may not mean anything, but in an ad for Morgenbladet they mention their list of 100 albums, and have various record covers spread around the ad. Motorpsycho presents the International Tussler Society is one of the covers used, which probable means that that album will appear on the list.

    (The others albums used in the ad are Hunting High and Low, Ass Cobra, Neste Sommer, Materialtretthet, Levva Livet, Juba Juba, Death in the Rocking Horse Factory, and albums by DumDum Boys, Maria Solheim and Bel Canto, and two albums I don't recognize.)

    Posted 8 years ago #
  13. Elvin
    Member

    Hahahaha! If so, that means that "the International Tussler Society" is "better" than both Trust Us and Blissard!

    Posted 8 years ago #
  14. ThorEgil
    Member

    The Blissard review came today. MBTopp100

    Posted 8 years ago #
  15. kjesso
    Member

    Demon Box at 21. Slightly disappointing.

    Morgenbladet will, like I mentioned earlier, arrange some concerts with artists from the list. There will actually be several, where albums from the list are performed in full. Some such shows were listed today (http://mbtopp100.no/live/), the most interesting being Holy Toy performing their classic Warzsawa, In Oslo, November 3rd.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  16. Vegard B. Havdal
    Member

    Yeah, Demon Box at 21, which means they think there have been 20 albums released in Norway that are better than Demon Box. This is not true; these people are idiots.

    The wind blows the hair from your face
    as you're waiting by the porch on this july sunny day

    I can see from the look in your eyes that you're worried
    Will he come today?

    This shit here gentlemen, is a lyric. Cheers everyone.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  17. Pooneil
    Member

    Idiots? Well, no. It's been a vote, and MP will probably have five albums on the list. More than anyone else - if not Garbarek has three on top 17.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  18. kjellepelle
    Member

    I cant see why they are idiots? 100 artist choose what THEY think is the 10 best norwegian records, I see Bent is one of those. Love it or just don't care its the list. You will never agree but such is life

    Posted 8 years ago #
  19. otherdemon
    Member

    Yeah, I don't really see why they're idiots, either. It's the opinion of 100 artists. And you know what they say about opinions.

    But then again, I think DB is overrated and don't deserve a spot in the top 10. So #21 is more appropriate (even though Blissard should've been ahead)

    I also dig the concept of Morgenbladet arranging concerts with some of the bands/artists. I for one really want to see Midnight Choir's Amsterdam Stranded. So I might just buy a ticket for that one.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  20. Vegard B. Havdal
    Member

    Besides, didn't they have one of the Vømmøl-albums at 90-something? Excuse me...

    Posted 8 years ago #
  21. Halitosis
    Member

    Being a bit of an amateur when it comes to Norwegian music (MP aside I have Quiet Is The New Loud, On Your Side and Serena Maneesh from the list so far), I spent a few pounds on Warszawa and it's pretty awesome.
    I'm actually looking forward to what's in the Top 20 simply so I can find some more albums to get.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  22. Elvin
    Member

    Though I don´t agree with alot of it (my top ten would probalby just be mp albums anyways, doh) I love lists and this one in particular I find very interresting. Great to se so many MP albums on it, and as pointed out before, I guess they do steal points from eachother. Looks like deathprod will end up with lots of records on the list (both as producer and musician)

    Posted 8 years ago #
  23. kjellepelle
    Member

    This is a list to go check out what you havent heard, rediscover old stuf you havent heard in a long time, a 100 hundred norwegian artists CAN be wrong, make you own list.
    I'm tempted to use the old Cr@ss slogan: "There is no authority but yourself" here

    Posted 8 years ago #
  24. ThorEgil
    Member

    The top 10 from Bent is published.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  25. supernaut
    Member

    Bent is a funny man.

    Googlin'n'youtubin' brought me to Min Bul's "I Cried A Million Tears Last Night" and woah I like that!

    Posted 8 years ago #
  26. kjesso
    Member

    Now it's just getting silly.

    I haven't read today's Morgenbladet yet, I'm in a hotel in Stavanger, but according to Robert Hoftun Gjerstad, a rather frustrated journalist in Aftenposten, Timothy's is not even in the top ten. He's written a short article about how unbelievable it is that a glorious album that contains the two best songs ever written (his words - Leave it like that [!] and The Golden Core) isn't rated higher by other musicians.

    I'm not even sure if I want to know what album is top of the list now. By looking at the musician's top ten, that Morgenbladet keeps publishing, it wouldn't surprise me if a-has debut album, Hunting High and Low, will top the list. Hopefully Juba Juba, another album on very many top ten lists, will be rated higher.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  27. ThorEgil
    Member

    Spoiler alert - According to Adressa Timothy is at no. 13. Motorpsycho received most votes, the problem is that they are too good, and have made too many great albums - so the votes got spread around.
    the funny thing is that it all started with a wish to write a book about Motorpsycho. Then the gentlemen behind the plan decided that one book was to little, and got this list idea so they could write books about the top ten albums...

    Posted 8 years ago #
  28. Elvin
    Member

    Well they´ve asked all kind of muscians, old, young, rappers, rockers, people with horribel taste, rockstars who vote for them self, Bent etc. Can´t expect them all be into MP (Thank the gods). If it was mainly 30-40 year old nerds who voted, I guess MP would have more then one LP in the top ten

    Posted 8 years ago #
  29. otherdemon
    Member

    Yeah, sad but true. That's the curse you get when you have several classic albums: The votes get spread around, instead of getting concentrated on that one special album.
    But Timmy should've made the top 10, at least.

    The top 10? Block To Block, Materialtretthet, Kjøtt 12", Hunting High & Low, Fairytales are pretty much "bankers". Suser Avgårde and Juba Juba are contenders too. And with the exception of Hunting High & Low, all of those bands/artists are basically one-hit wonders who made that one remarkable album they could never top later.

    But the biggest disappointment is that it looks like Junipher Greene's Friendship and NO Prudence albums at all will be in the top 10. That is a godamn travesty imo!

    Posted 8 years ago #
  30. Vegard B. Havdal
    Member

    TNT - Knights Of The New Thunder should list, probably won't.

    Posted 8 years ago #

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