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The Simple Life is #1 Apr. 9, 2007

In its first week of release, The Simple Life reached #1 on Norway’s album chart. Congratulations, Even!

Categories: Lists, The Simple Life

photos, KCRW DJ pick Mar. 21, 2006

Here are some photos of Magnet at SXSW:

Jason Bentley of KCRW’s Metropolis lists The Tourniquet as one of his top three albums this month.

Categories: Lists, Photos

XFM’s Single of the Week Aug. 23, 2005

Hold On is XFM’s Single of the Week! Read more about it here.

Categories: Lists, Singles

"The Tourniquet" UK release Aug. 22, 2005

“The Tourniquet” comes out in the UK today! You can buy the album online from amazon.co.uk, hmv.co.uk, and iTunes.

The Sunday Times names the album “Pop CD of the Week”! Click here to read the review [more reviews].

Categories: Lists, Releases, The Tourniquet

The Tourniquet tops the chart Jun. 10, 2005

The Tourniquet entered Norway’s Albums Chart at #2! See a full listing at VG Nett.

Categories: Lists, The Tourniquet

Rolling Stone Hot List Dec. 28, 2004

Lay Lady Lay is number 5 on the December 20th issue of Rolling Stone‘s Hot List:

Covering a Dylan classic is risky, but Norway’s Magnet succeed with a beautifully de-contrified orchestral version.

Categories: Lists, Magazines

Impose Magazine’s top records of 2004 Dec. 27, 2004

Diana Yee of Impose Magazine listed "On Your Side" as #1 of the top 5 albums of the year:

Finally making a US debut, Norwegian singer/musician Even (pronounced "Evan") Johansen brings a batch of fresh new sound that I haven’t heard in a while – especially for a solo act (aside from maybe British singer/musician Tom McRae, who has a completely different style from this guy). It’s hard to come by a release with such depth and meaning that one can connect to, and with so much bad music out there it makes Magnet’s release the lost golden ticket.

View other contributors’ lists at Impose Magazine.

Categories: Lists, On Your Side, Reviews

The Daily Texan’s Top Records of 2004 Dec. 7, 2004

Tito Belis of The Daily Texan lists "On Your Side" as #1 of the top 5 records of 2004:

  1. Magnet – “On Your Side”
  2. Morrissey – “You are the Quarry”
  3. Interpol – “Antics”
  4. Madvillain – “Madvillainy”
  5. Rilo Kiley – “More Adventurous”

Read other editors’ lists at The Daily Texan.

Categories: Lists, On Your Side

Minus EP on Norwegian Singles Chart Dec. 6, 2004

Minus EP has entered at #8 on the Norwegian Singles Chart. See the full list at vg.no.

Categories: EPs, Lists

KCRW’s Top 50 Nov. 10, 2004

On Your Side is #8 on KCRW’s Top 50 Airplay Chart for this week.

Categories: Lists, On Your Side, Radio

On Your Side reviews Dec. 17, 2003

Bang Magazine lists “On Your Side” in it’s ‘Top 50 Albums We Loved in 2003’. They say An echo-laden string of smoke and mirrors ballards and songs from the wilderness…enchanting
Click here.

Magnet “On Your Side” is also #2 in Aftenpostens Norwegian Best Of 2003 list. Click Here (in Norwegian).

Categories: Lists, Magazines, On Your Side

Dagsavisens Best Of 2003 list Dec. 16, 2003

Magnet “On Your Side” is #8 in Dagsavisens Best Of 2003 list. Magnet is the highest placed Norwegian Act. Click here (in Norwegian).

Categories: Lists, On Your Side

BBC Interview + album of the year Dec. 12, 2003

Magnet interview live on BBC Radio Nottingham. Click here.

Norwegian ‘Album of the Year 2003’ Dagbladet, Norway. Click Here (in Norwegian).

Categories: Interviews, Lists, Radio

press mentions + charts Nov. 21, 2003

’ON YOUR SIDE’ will be in Dec/Jan issues of UNCUT & BANG magazine in their Top 50’s of 2003. Also ‘THE DAY WE LEFT TOWN’ is one of JOCKEY SLUT’s Singles of the Year. Also…’ON YOUR SIDE’ is released in UK on vinyl for the first time next Monday. Available from all good independent stores.

Tom Middleton/Cosmos remix of ‘LAST DAY OF SUMMER’ is getting airplay on Capital, Kiss FM and Xfm at the moment and currently in Cool Cuts & Buzz Charts in UK.

Categories: Lists, Magazines, Radio

“On Your Side” in NME Aug. 5, 2003

Magnet’s “On Your Side” has been named one of NME’s Albums of The Month alongside Kings of Leon & Dizzee Rascal in this week’s magazine (with The Darkness on the cover).

Categories: Lists, Magazines, On Your Side

Sunday Times Track of the Year Jan. 9, 2003

The Sunday Times ‘Tracks of the Year’ 2002
MAGNET ‘Where Happiness Lives’

This Norwegian proved that, in 2002, you could still sound like Don Henley and still make one of the coolest records of the year.

Categories: Lists, Reviews

ep + magazines + tour date May. 27, 2002

Debut Magnet EP is out today!!! Go shopping wonderful people.

Sleazenation and Dazed & Confused have Magnet in their releases of the month.

Magnet plays in Bergen @ USF Tues 28th May.

Categories: EPs, Lists, Releases, Tour

BBC London Live Producers Choice ‘C’ List May. 8, 2002

Magnet ‘Where Happiness Lives’ added to BBC London Live Producers Choice ‘C’ List.

Categories: Lists

song charts May. 7, 2002

‘Nothing Hurts Now’ made it’s UK radio debut this week on BBC Radio 1 show ‘The Blue Room’

‘Where Happiness Lives’ is no.2 this week on the Czech Republic Student Radio Chart

Categories: Lists, Radio