Some final thoughts about the project “Best Album Of All Times”

© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm Sunset
© Pedro Hansson – Stockholm Sunset

Some final thoughts

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So the final post in this series – that’s been my most enthusiastic project on this blog – has been written! I’ve spent almost four weeks on this project, with 2-8 hours of music listening, reading lyrics and moving albums up and down every day, but what an amazing journey it has been! I’ve always dreamt of doing this, and now it’s done.

The hardest part was to stay true to the rules. The Best Album, not just an album with 5 good tracks with 3 bad ones; the full album was what counted.

In retrospective I think that Sixx A.M should change place with Toto. Heroin Diaries is an amazing album that no one should miss. Since it’s also a true story, with such a good purpose it may even be higher up. I also placed both Keane and Journey on a shared number 1-place, but I think that Journey is the true number 1. It’s almost silly how perfect that album is. Every single note is so good, on all instruments and the vocals from Steve Perry are truly amazing.

So, do I miss any albums on the list? Yes I think that Simply Red, Magnum, Don Henley, Frank Ocean, Iron Maiden and The Hooters should be somewhere on the list, but I’m not sure where. The lack of full albums without a track that you just want to skip is hard to find with those artists. Maybe Magnum is closest?

Thank you all that have followed this top-list. It’s been a pleasure to hear your thoughts both in person, on the blog and in e-mail.

I leave this series with a great track that actually wasn’t on the list; Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey

I hope you all get a good start of your week.

P.S If you want to go back in the series, there is a new menu at the top of this blog where you can find all the posts D.S

42 rules of life

Every now and the most of us receives, and shares quotes. What’s really hard to find is quotes that aren’t to corny or sentimental, and just get’s to the core. These 42 points is all about that. I hope you’ll find them as thoughtful as I did.

Best wishes

© Pedro Hansson - 42 rules in life - Gläntan, Piteå
© Pedro Hansson – 42 rules in life – Gläntan, Piteå

Back to reality


© Pedro Hansson - Vemdalen Sweden, Sony RX100 - Instagram: @pedrohansson
© Pedro Hansson – Vemdalen Sweden, Sony RX100 – Instagram: @pedrohansson

Swedish version:

Back to reality, after a weekend full of great people up in Swedish Vemdalen. One of those weekends where the life batteries are leveled up to max again. A weekend filled with 16 great people, all with a desire to create an amazing event together, where all aspects of life are handled. Great downhill races, several crazy antics, but also plenty of time to catch up with each other and talk about it things that there is no time to handle at other times.

I think that you can almost be anywhere on earth, and have a good time as long as you have people around you where everybody has an ambition to create a fun weekend.

The weekend ended with an acrobatic somersault in the sauna where I for one brief second thought I just got to meet my maker, and since then calls out less beautiful names as soon as I turn over in bed. But that’s just like a whisper compared to all the positive .

Hope you have a great start of the week.

Thanks to those who attended.



One of the things I enjoy most with Photo is that an area might look awful if we just look at it as a whole, but when we start to look more closely we’ll find those small details that can be absolutely amazing. With cropping, it’s exactly the same.

This is the same photography as I posted a few days back “Flowers against wall”, but this is the cropped version of the flowers at the bottom. I actually think that this image works better because I had the focus on that specific area at the time and I think the image in itself works better with those flowers trying to hang on with the snows heavier weight on them.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
– Albert Einstein

I hope you have a great day!

Woman walking in snow

© Pedro Hansson - Snowfall in Stockholm - Nikon D7000
© Pedro Hansson – Woman walking in snow – Nikon D7000 –

Currently we’re receiving a lot of snow here in Stockholm. The airport is closed, the public transportation system is out, but the roads are still pretty ok.

It may sound strange but I kind of like these situations (as long as nobody gets hurt), because it brings people together. Everybody is friendly, and starts to talk to each other without anything more to talk about than the current weather. Maybe that explains why Londonders and Dubliners are among the most friendly people in the world (due to all rain)?! 🙂

This is a pic from the early stages of the snowfall, and it actually snows even more right now. But as long it’s possible to stay inside there is no reason for complaining.

Best of wishes for the evening

Tihi – Princessan Madeleine / Princess Madeleine, feat Avicii

In Sweden there is a lot of jokes about Princess Madeleine, and her boyfriends video where they announced their proposal. At the end of the video the princess goes Tihi.. This is currently the biggest “talk of the town” in Sweden and many creative videos are starting to pop up around this.

I hope you all have a great weekend!


You can find the original here:

Stockholm through my iPhone lens – Sunset over Lake Mälaren

This is a picture taken of the sunset, the 13:th of March. The view is over Lake Mälaren and the picture is taken in Stockholms archipelago.

The apps used for creating this pic is HDR Pro and Photoshop Express for reducing noise.

© Pedro Hansson - Sunset over Lake Mälaren - iPhone