Charts & Adds: Week of 9/25-10/2

Can you believe it’s already October? We can’t either! But the bold arrow of time soars ever onward, never looking back or contemplating what lies in its wake. Check out this week’s top 30 albums and top ten adds!

Top 5 Charts:

1.) BROCKHAMPTON – iridescence

The hip-hop collective’s label debut iridescence  is number one this week! This album takes a more artistic turn than their prior Saturation trilogy, with a new lineup and a balance between mosh-pit bangers and melodic moments. BROCKHAMPTON will be performing at the Midland in Kansas City on Tuesday, October 9th.

2.) Hypoluxo – Running on a Fence

(From previous week:) Hypoluxo, out of Brooklyn, NY, are making waves with their second full length album, Running on a Fence. The album is a seamless collection of shoegaze, dream pop, and post-punk. Front-man Samuel Cogen’s voice is described as  “a little mellow with a baritone croon somewhere between Joy Division’s Ian Curtis and The National’s Matt Berninger.” Definitely recommended for fans of both of those bands.

3.) Lala Lala – The Lamb

Lillie West, the 24 year old Chicago based songwriter behind Lala Lala is back with her 2nd LP and debut on Hardly Art. The album is “chock full o’ hooks, roaring guitars, and palpable emotion.” Lala Lala will be opening for WHY? at recordBar on Tuesday, November 6th.

4.) Foxing – Nearer My God

(From previous week:) “Never a band to be easily classified into a definitive genre, the group even further distorts these boundaries in Nearer My God. This LP is uncharacteristically upbeat (almost manic) but does not sacrifice the band’s penchant for raw intensity and poignant lyrics.” Read the full review for Nearer My God written by Jaya Chakka HERE.

5.) Black Belt Eagle Scout – Mother of  My Children

(From previous week:) Mother of My Children is the debut album from Saddle Creek’s Black Belt Eagle Scout, a project created by Katherine Paul (aka KP). “Having this identity—radical indigenous queer feminist—keeps me going. My music and my identity come from the same foundation of being a Native woman.” says Paul. The album is eight powerful songs that explore experiences of loss, frustration, and dreams.


Top 30 Charts

Rank Artist Record Label
1 BROCKHAMPTON iridescence Question Everything/RCA
2 Hypoluxo Running On A Fence Broken Circles
3 Lala Lala The Lamb Hardly Art
4 Foxing Nearer My God Triple Crown
5 Black Belt Eagle Scout Mother Of My Children Saddle Creek
6 Blood Orange Negro Swan Domino
7 Wild Nothing Indigo Captured Tracks
8 Mitski Be The Cowboy Dead Oceans
9 The Babe Rainbow Double Rainbow 30th Century
10 Maribou State Kingdoms Of Colour Counter
11 Interpol Marauder Matador
12 Spiritualized And Nothing Hurt Fat Possum
13 Spirit Of The Beehive Hypnic Jerks Tiny Engines
14 Shortly Richmond Triple Crown
15 Pip Blom Singles Persona Non Grata
16 Idles Joy As An Act Of Resistance. Partisan
17 Death Cab For Cutie Thank You For Today Atlantic
18 Denzel Curry TA1300 Loma Vista/Concord
19 Alien Boy Sleeping Lessons Tiny Engines
20 The Goon Sax We’re Not Talking Wichita
21 Aphex Twin Collapse [EP] Warp
22 Saintseneca Pillar Of Na Anti-
23 Exploded View Obey Sacred Bones
24 Joyce Manor Million Dollars To Kill Me Epitaph
25 Steady Holiday Nobody’s Watching Barsuk
26 Slothrust The Pact Dangerbird
27 Skegss My Own Mess Self-Released
28 Active Bird Community Amends Barsuk
29 The Frights Hypochondriac Epitaph
30 Mirah Understanding Absolute Magnitude

Some big names with adds this week! Hope you enjoy!

Top 3 Adds

1.) Hippo Campus – Bambi

Recommended if you like: Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Declan McKenna, Generationals

Read Brian Locascio’s review of Bambi HERE

2.) Metric – Art of Doubt

Recommended if you like: Beck, The Mars Volta, M83

3.) Adrianne Lenker – abyskiss

Recommended if you like: Big Thief, Waxahatchee, Kevin Morby

Top 10 Adds

Rank Artist Record Label
1 Hippo Campus Bambi Grand Jury
2 Metric Art Of Doubt MMI/Crystal Math
3 Adrianne Lenker abysskiss Saddle Creek
4 Alt-j Reduxer Atlantic
5 Molly Burch First Flower Captured Tracks
6 Idle Bloom Flood The Dial Budding Romance
7 Marbled Eye Leisure Digital Regress
8 Boy Pablo Soy Pablo [EP] U OK?/777
9 GABI Empty Me DDW
10 FOXTROTT Meditations I-III One Little Indian