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Sola Rosa - Top 40 Albums

New Zealand Artist: Sola Rosa

Since 1999 Sola Rosa’s Andrew Spraggon has been tantalising listeners with otherworldly aural experiences, honing his craft and taking Sola Rosa from a self-released one man project to fully-fledged live powerhouse along the way. He’s kept good company on the road and in the studio, Sola Rosa counting members of Dimmer, Goldenhorse, Pluto and Sommerset amongst the ranks over the years, not to mention pilfering the best members of Che Fu, King Kapisi and Anika Moa’s bands and tapping the talents of internationally renowned artists like Nathan Haines and Spikey Tee. Add to the mix a succession of highly regarded releases the world over on stunning labels that include household names Ministry of Sound, Guidance, Different Drummer, Stereo Deluxe, and Satellite K, and you’ll see why so many eager ears and heavy-lidded eyes are always fixed to fasten on what Sola Rosa does next.

First coming to local music-lovers’ attention as guitarist and vocalist for angular rock band Cicada in the 90s, over the course of the last 9 years Spraggon has been on the receiving end of a Tui (2001’s 'Solarized'), b-net awards (for 2000’s 'Entrance To Skyway' and 2003’s 'Haunted Out-takes'), and a bevy of other accolades and nominations as Sola Rosa, but there’s little doubt when pressing play on 2009's 'Get It Together' that it is his finest accomplishment to date. Taking in a wide swathe of genres, and walking an ever-erratic line between organic and electronic elements, Sola Rosa’s songs continue to pull off Spraggon’s patented trick of electrifying your ears while ensuring that your feet don’t get confused along the way. Three years in the making, 'Get It Together' is best differentiated from its predecessors by a more beat-driven, direct, dance-demanding sound.
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Sola Rosa first debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums on 29 July 2001 with the album Solarized. There are eight entries by Sola Rosa in the charts.

Chart placings by Sola Rosa:

Title Type Debut Weeks Best
Get It Together Top 40 Albums 09 Mar 2009 17 16
Get It Together: The Remixes Top 40 Albums 16 Aug 2010 2 23
Haunted Out-Takes Top 40 Albums 27 Jul 2003 6 33
Low And Behold, High And Beyond Top 40 Albums 20 Aug 2012 6 5
Magnetics Top 40 Albums 06 Oct 2014 2 32
Moves On Top 40 Albums 15 Aug 2005 5 18
Solarized Top 40 Albums 29 Jul 2001 5 21

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