The beautiful reinvention of an album from King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Paper Mache Dream Balloon, takes our number one spot this week. This album is their seventh and a massive departure from their earlier sound. It has a combination of jazz/folk/rock vibes, and was recorded on acoustic instruments with additions from a flute that are soothing, albeit much different than their earlier tunes. All together a lovely experiment, Paper Mache Dream Balloon still gets strange, trippy, and very lively at times, especially from the energy from the percussion and flute. Standout tracks include “Sense”, “Trapdoor”, and “Most Of What I Like”.
Moving up 8 spots from last week, UK group Shopping takes our number two spot with their second LP, Why Choose. Described by KJHK Music Staff writer Dylan Fox: “it sounds like the instrumentals of early ’80s Cure were plucked and wrung clean into crisp instrumentation before being sprinkled with more socially relevant lyrics. That’s a good thing.”
Our number three spot goes to long runner on the charts and former number one, Vega Intl. Night School.This album has been an inarguable success in the electronic world. Number four goes to Deerhunter with Fading Frontier, and rounding out the top 5 this week is Car Seat Headrest with their lovely lo-fi release, Teens of Style.
New to the chart this week: GIVERS with New Kingdom,Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, and The Rajasthan Express with Junun, Arca with Mutant, The Japanese House with Clean, Aquila Young with Distance Echoes, Animal Collective with Floridada, and Yonatan Gat with Director.