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Charts n’ Adds: 10/20/15 – 10/27/15

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Stolen Jars at Union Pool during CMJ Music Marathon 2015.

After a two week break from posting our charts, we’re back with rad new and returning music.

Returning to number one this week is Stolen Jars! Their second LP, Kept, is a beautiful mix of subtly entrancing guitar plucks and delicate vocal harmonies. This return to the top five is a testament to the beauty of this album, and the future that Cody Fitzgerald and Molly Grund have with their project Stolen Jars. Check out a review with Cody and Molly from CMJ Music Marathon 2015 here.

Second on the chart is Youth Lagoon, with Savage Hills Ballroom. Not surprising that this album has garnered success following a fantastic performance at KJHK’s 40th birthday celebration. Number three on the chart this week is Beach House, with Depression Cherryan album that KJHK already holds near and dear, as evident in it’s long run on our chart. The fourth spot on this week’s chart goes to Delta Saints’ Bones, a country album steeped in psychedelia and blues. This third LP release is another long runner in our top five. And lastly, Circa Waves with their debut LP Young Chasersa carefree but occasionally complex surf rock follow up their successful spring EP release.

New to our charts this week: Wand with 1,000 Days, Blitzen Trapper with All Across This LandKurt Vile with b’lieve i’m goin’ downThe World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die with HarmlessnessSheepdogs with Future NostalgiaMammoth Life with BaycationNeon Indian with Vega Intl. Night School, Wavves with V, and Childbirth with Women’s Rights

1 STOLEN JARS Kept Self-Released
2 YOUTH LAGOON Savage Hills Ballroom Fat Possum
3 BEACH HOUSE Depression Cherry Sub Pop
4 DELTA SAINTS Bones Loud and Proud
5 CIRCA WAVES Young Chasers Virgin
6 SMALL BLACK Best Blues Jagjaguwar
7 WIDOWSPEAK All Yours Captured Tracks
8 ARCS Yours, Dreamily Nonesuch
9 BEIRUT No No No 4AD
10 WAND 1,000 Days Drag City
11 FOALS What Went Down Warner
12 DECEMBERISTS Florasongs [EP] Capitol
13 LA GUERRE Sapphires
14 BLITZEN TRAPPER All Across This Land Vagrant
15 KURT VILE B’lieve I’m Goin Down… Matador
16 WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE Harmlessness Epitaph
17 SHEEPDOGS Future Nostalgia Dine Alone
18 PETITE NOIR La Vie Est Belle/Life Is Beautiful Domino
19 DESTROYER Poison Season Merge
20 LIANNE LA HAVAS Blood Nonesuch
21 FRESH AND ONLYS Early Years Anthology Castle Face
22 DERADOORIAN The Expanding Flower Planet Anticon
23 MAMMOTH LIFE Baycation [EP]
24 NEON INDIAN Vega Intl Night School Mom And Pop
25 HOMESHAKE Midnight Snack Sinderlyn
26 ALEX G Beach Music Domino
27 WAVVES V Ghostramp-WBR
28 SHANNON AND THE CLAMS Gone By Dawn Hardly Art
29 CHILDBIRTH Women’s Rights Suicide Squeeze
30 HERMITUDE Dark Night Sweet Light Nettwerk

 

Our top five adds this week are exceptional.

Lettuce is returning to the funk game with a smooth, hip-hop influenced sound on their fourth LP, Crush. With their ridiculously expansive live three disc release It’s Great To Be Alive!, Drive-By Truckers is keeping gritty nitty rock n’ roll alive. Product 3 is an infectious, percussion driven electro pop album from the Seattle based Beat Connection. Denver based group, The Yawpers, bring about reminiscent sentiments with their driving rock album American Man. Lastly, Sugar Now, a genre hopping album from UK group Cristobal and the Sea that flows from Americana to Bossanova seamlessly.

1 LETTUCE Crush Self-Released
2 DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS It’s Great To Be Alive! ATO
3 BEAT CONNECTION Product 3 Anti
4 YAWPERS American Man Bloodshot
5 CRISTOBAL AND THE SEA Sugar Now City Slang