The Noughties: Honorary Mentions-Continental Europe


Sweden, and by extension the whole of Scandinavia, was the true engine behind continental Europe’s best crafted music; either cutting-edge pop; finest indie; hardcore metal or the revival of Balearic dance. France carried on living out of the electronica stars of the nineties, whereas a new generation of singer-songwriters successfully updating “la chanson française” remained within the country’s boundaries. And they became probably the first civilized nation to have a pop star as first lady. Elsewhere, the internet and an expanding festival circuit made possible for the most popular local bands to reach beyond their frontiers.

10-CARLA BRUNI-Quelqu’un M’a Dit (see video above)

9-STEREO TOTAL-Ich Weiss Nicho Mehr Genau (La Pequeña Melodía)

8-FRANCOIZ BREUT-Si Tu Disais

7-THE NOTWIST-Pilot

6-AIR FEAT. HOPE SANDOVAL-Cherry Blossom Girl

5-MUM-Green Grass Of Tunnel

4-LOVE IS ALL-Busy Doing Nothing

3-ROYKSOPP-Eple

2-DUNGEN-Panda

1-SIGUR ROS-Hoppipolla

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