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Charts n’ Adds: 12/1/15 – 12/8/15

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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 ChooseDescribed 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 Frontierand 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.

1 KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD Paper Mache Dream Balloon ATO
2 SHOPPING Why Choose Fat Cat
3 NEON INDIAN Vega Intl Night School Mom And Pop
4 DEERHUNTER Fading Frontier 4AD
5 CAR SEAT HEADREST Teens Of Style Matador
6 LETTUCE Crush Self-Released
7 KURT VILE B’lieve I’m Goin Down… Matador
8 ALEX G Beach Music Domino
9 GIVERS New Kingdom Glassnote
10 WAND 1,000 Days Drag City
11 BATTLES La Di Da Di Warp
12 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER Garden Of Delete Warp
13 JONNY GREENWOOD/SHYE BEN TZUR/RAJASTHAN EXPRESS Junun Nonesuch
14 ARCA Mutant Mute
15 CARAVAN PALACE Robot Le Plan
16 JAPANESE HOUSE Clean EP Dirty Hit
17 AQUILA YOUNG Distance Echoes EP Self-Released
18 ANIMAL COLLECTIVE “FloriDada” [Single] Domino
19 YONATAN GAT Director Joyful Noise
20 HOMESHAKE Midnight Snack Sinderlyn
21 FRANKIE COSMOS Fit Me In [EP] Bayonet
22 SHADOW IN THE CRACKS Shadow In The Cracks Goner
23 PREFUSE 73 Rivington Nao Rio [Expanded] Temporary Residence
24 SHIGETO Intermission EP Ghostly
25 STRING CHEESE INCIDENT Rhythm Of The Road Vol. 2: Live In Las Vegas SCI Fidelity
26 U.S. GIRLS Half Free 4AD
27 CHILDBIRTH Women’s Rights Suicide Squeeze
28 ST. GERMAIN St. Germain Nonesuch
29 MADE OF OAK Penumbra [EP] Partisan
30 LUSHES Service Industry Felte

 

Our Top 5 Adds for the week!

1 CHET FAKER AND MARCUS MARR Work Downtown
2 AESOP ROCK AND HOMEBODY SANDMAN Lice [EP]
3 AIDAN KNIGHT All Clear [Single]
4 ANGUS POWELL Monsters [EP] HALOGEN
5 KI:THEORY Terraform [Single]