Sweden has had a long, beautiful relationship with pop music. In the 1970s there was ABBA, in the ’80s there was Roxette, and in the ’90s there was Ace of Base and The Cardigans. Music from Sweden is incredibly versatile and most often magnificent. In recent decades, the success has extended to Sweden’s surrounding countries. But sometimes the album covers are so magical that it doesn’t really matter if the songs are good or not.
Blocky fonts, stylish beards, satin outfits, ball-huggingly tight pants and some of the most hideous fashion you’re ever likely to see, it’s all here and more, designed to make your eyes bleed.