Get Your Rocks Off: Nina Persson’s Heartbreak Hymns Playlist

Chances are, you probably remember Nina Persson as the angelic front woman for the band The Cardigans — remember their hit “Lovefool”? That was some goodness. Nowadays, Nina is still a member of The Cardigans (who released Super Extra Gravity last year), but she’s also got an amazing side project called A Camp, described as “a minimalist fusion of eclecticism and Americana.” A Camp’s self-titled debut record won four Swedish Grammys and Nina is hard at work on a follow-up. Hopefully this one, thanks to the loads of critical praise the last one received, will be available stateside (without having to pay for an import). In the meantime, the melancholy wonderment which makes Nina’s voice so special is also present in her list of “Top Ten Heartbreak Hymns.” Enjoy her picks, after the jump!

ABBA - ABBA: The Definitive Collection - The Day Before You Came   ABBA – “The Day Before You Came”
Billie Holiday - The Very Best of Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit   Billie Holiday – “Strange Fruit”
Dolly Parton - Ultimate Dolly Parton - The Bargain Store   Dolly Parton – “The Bargain Store”
Daniel Johnston - Why Me? (Live Volksbühne Berlin) - Frustrated Artist   Daniel Johnston – “Frustrated Artist”
Karen Dalton - In My Own Time - Something On Your Mind   Karen Dalton – “Something On Your Mind”
The Smiths - The World Won't Listen - Half a Person   The Smiths – “Half a Person”
Smog - Dongs of Sevotion - Justice Aversion   SMOG – “Justice Aversion”
Glen Campbell - The Very Best Of Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman   Glen Campbell – “Wichita Lineman”
George Jones - The Essential George Jones - The Spirit of Country - The Grand Tour   George Jones – “Grand Tour”
A Girl Called Eddy - A Girl Called Eddy - Tears All Over Town   A Girl Called Eddy – “Tears All Over Town”

[A Camp on and The Cardigans Official Website]