CHART SPOTLIGHT. Foo Fighters replaces Glasvegas atop the Swedish album chart with the new offering Wasting Light. Backed up by a recent performance in Stockholm, it’s the second time the group scores a No.1 in this country. Back in 2005, In Your Honor topped the tally.
Apart from the Greatest Hits compilation in 2009, the group hasn’t charted with new material since Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007). Despite being American, the group is still to achieve a Billboard 200 No.1. In Your Honor managed to peak at No.2, while the new set is yet to chart.
CHART SPOTLIGHT. The Scottish rock group Glasvegas returns to the charts this week and immediately claims the No.1 spot in Sweden. EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\ is the group’s second set, following the eponymous 2008 debut. The debut managed to reach No.5 in Sweden, and was quickly followed by the Christmas EP A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss).
Glasvegas recently recruited Swedish drummer Jonna Löfgren. A graduate from a university college in northern Sweden, Jonna Löfgren applied for the vacant position as she had learnt from Sony that the band needed to replace Caroline McKay. WelcheMusic would really like to have been backstage during that recruitment process.
To generate interest for the set, a free download of the track “The World is Yours” was made available on Glasvegas’ official website in mid-January.
The group’s biggest hit in Sweden is the 2008 single “Geraldine” which made No.25. It also topped the native Scottish singles chart.