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.