Charts n’ Adds: 3/15 – 3/23

Number one this week is Untitled Unmastered., the surprise release from the devastatingly talented hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar. This eight track album is a collection of unreleased material from the past two years, much of it created during the time that the masterful funk and soul imbued social commentary of To Pimp A Butterfly  was being written and produced. In places, Untitled Unmastered is akin to To Pimp A Butterfly, but there are breakaway moments as well. In particular, “Untitled 7 2014-2016.” This latter half of this eight minute track is a loose, laughing Kendrick freestyling and chatting with unknown voices over plucked acoustic guitar.

Following up Kendrick are releases from Animal Collective, Wild Nothing, Adrian Younge, and Eerie Wanda. Painting With has seen weeks of top 5 action here at KJHK, while Life Of Pause, Something About April II, and Hum are all new to the top 5!

New to the chart this week: Wild Nothing with Life Of Pause, Charles Bradley with Changes, Fullbloods with Mild West, Mothers with When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired, Yuck with Stranger Things, Pet Sun with Pet Sun, Toughies with Sweet Dream EP. 

1 KENDRICK LAMAR Untitled Unmastered. Interscope
2 ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Painting With Domino
3 WILD NOTHING Life Of Pause Captured Tracks
4 ADRIAN YOUNGE Something About April II Linear Labs
6 HINDS Leave Me Alone Mom And Pop
7 DIIV Is The Is Are Captured Tracks
8 BARONESS Purple Abraxan Hymns
9 DR. DOG The Psychedelic Swamp Anti
10 CHARLES BRADLEY Changes Daptone
11 WRAY Hypatia Communicating Vessels
12 YOUR FRIEND Gumption Domino
13 CAVE SINGERS Banshee Self-Released
14 NAP EYES Thought Rock Fish Scale Paradise of Bachelors
15 JULIA BROWN An Abundance Of Strawberries Joy Void
16 TY SEGALL Emotional Mugger Drag City
17 SAVAGES Adore Life Matador
18 DJDS Stand Up And Speak Loma Vista
19 BASEMENT Promise Everything Run For Cover
20 FULLBLOODS Mild West High Dive
21 CLOUD CULT The Seeker Earthology
22 MICHAEL NAU Mowing Suicide Squeeze
23 YUCK Stranger Things Mame
24 BIBIO “Town And Country” [Single] Warp
25 M. WARD More Rain Merge
26 PET SUN Pet Sun Sleepless
27 OVARIES-EEZ I Saw You In My Dream  Whatever Forever
28 EMILY WELLS Promise Thesis And Instinct
29 MOTHERS When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired Grand Jury
30 TOUGHIES Sweet Dream EP Self-Released

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