The madness that comes with the month of March is nearly over, but we’re loving all of the great tunes that came out this month. This week we have Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin at number one, but you can check out what else we’ve been loving below!
Top 5 Charts:
1.) Julia Jacklin – Crushing
(From previous week). The 10 tracks that make up Julia Jacklin’s 2nd album show her turning the intense feelings of romance and reflection into beautiful songs of self-discovery and vulnerability. While Jacklin’s strengths as a songwriter shine through, she also shows growth in crafting melodies to match her impeccable lyricism.
Julia Jacklin will be performing with Black Belt Eagle Scout at recordBar in Kansas City on 5/11
2.) Hand Habits – placeholder
(From previous week) Meg Duffy’s guitar work has garnered major acclaim on collaborations with artists such as The War on Drugs, Mega Bog, William Tyler, among many others. With Duffy’s second album placeholder there’s an undefinable tenderness that echoes with every line sung and every note played.
3.) Sasami – Sasami
Sasami Ashworth has been making a name for herself as an exciting, versatile multi-instrumentalist as a member of a number of bands featuring Cherry Glazerr, Froth, and more. With her self-titled debut album, Ashworth more than proves her capability in leading the charge, crafting her own unique sound and aesthetic. The album doesn’t revolve one specific theme or feeling, but offers us a vivid insight to Ashworth’s thought processes & emotions.
4.) Better Oblivion Community Center – Better Oblivion Community Center
(From previous week) Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst certainly have a knack for poignant songwriting in all of their musical endeavors. The two teamed up to create Better Oblivion Community Center, a folk-rock album that plays to both of the musicians’ strengths in crafting songs that capture a unique atmosphere of escapism.
5.) Cartwheel – Best Days
(From previous week) Best Days is the debut EP from the Wichita three-piece, Cartwheel. Kristyn Chapman’s emotive lyricism & vocal abilities are pieced together perfectly by mixtures of gentle and fervent instrumentation. The six songs come together naturally to explore a narrative packed with personal and interpersonal reflections.
Top 30 Charts
|2||Hand Habits||placeholder||Saddle Creek|
|4||Better Oblivion Community Center||Better Oblivion Community Center||Dead Oceans|
|6||Durand Jones & The Indications||American Love Call||Dead Oceans|
|7||Helado Negro||This Is How You Smile||RVNG Intl.|
|8||Stella Donnelly||Beware Of The Dogs||Dead Oceans|
|10||Shlohmo||The End||Friends Of Friends|
|12||Karen O And Danger Mouse||Lux Prima||BMG|
|14||Primer||Novelty||Young Heavy Souls|
|15||OK O’Clock||Parental Guidance||Self-Released|
|16||Lomelda||M For Empathy||DDW|
|17||girl in red||we fell in love in october [Sampler]||Self-Released|
|18||Du Blonde||Lung Bread For Daddy||Moshi Moshi|
|19||Chain Wallet||No Ritual||Jansen|
|20||Hot Flash Heat Wave||Mood Ring||Empire|
|21||SPELLLING||Mazy Fly||Sacred Bones|
|22||Living Hour||Softer Faces||Kanine|
|23||Stephen Malkmus||Groove Denied||Matador/Beggars Group|
|24||N0v3l||Novel [EP]||Flemish Eye|
|25||Westkust||Westkust||Run For Cover|
|26||Justus Proffit||L.A.’s Got Me Down||Bar/None|
|27||Bad Bad Hats||Lightning Round||Afternoon|
|28||Liily||I Can Fool Anybody In This Town [EP]||Flush|
|29||Nanami Ozone||NO||Tiny Engines|
|30||Anemone||Beat My Distance||Luminelle|
Some perfect albums to match this spring weather have made their way into our system this week!
Top 3 Adds
1.) Nilüfer Yanya – Miss Universe
Recommended if you like: Miya Folick, MorMor, Sharon Van Etten
2.) Mini Dresses – Heaven Sent
Recommended if you like: Current Joys, Jay Som, Elvis Depressedly
3.) American Football – American Football
Recommended if you like: Owen, Cap’n Jazz, Joan of Arc
Top 10 Adds
|1||Nilüfer Yanya||Miss Universe||ATO|
|2||Mini Dresses||Heaven Sent||Joy Void|
|3||American Football||American Football (LP3)||Polyvinyl|
|4||Avey Tare||Cows On Hourglass Pond||Domino|
|5||Maverick Sabre||When I Wake Up||FAMM/Kobalt|
|10||Tamaryn||Dreaming The Dark||DERO Arcade|