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Charts & Adds: Week of 9/17 – 9/24

Fall is here and, more importantly, spooky season is right around the corner! We’ve got plenty of great things spinning at the station, so make sure to keep reading for a recap of our latest and greatest records.

Top 5 Charts:

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1.) Clairo – Immunity

Clairo holds down the number one spot for the fifth consecutive week, although this will (unfortunately) be her last week eligible for the KJHK charts. Debut album Immunity marks a clear maturation in this young artist’s sound; she doesn’t shy away from hard topics, relying more heavily on her vocals than ever before to pack the tracks with emotion. Read our review of the album here!

2.) Joy Again – Piano [EP]

Despite the band’s sunny name, the tracks Joy Again puts forth on the new Piano EP toy with topics which range from morbid to heart-breaking. The band’s signature heavy implementation of distortion doesn’t prevent them from toeing genre lines.

3.) Bon Iver – i,i

According to Justin Vernon, each Bon Iver album thus far has been tied to a certain season. i,i, the fourth album, rounds out the cycle with a sweeping representation of autumn. Bon Iver, as always, artfully treads the line between pre-established sound and musical innovation.

4.) Cuco – Para Mí

After surviving a near-fatal car crash, the members of Cuco realized that they had lost most of the files containing the music which would have become their debut album. Para Mí was born as the group metaphorically rose from the ashes, a cathartic, healing project that sounds more cheerful than one might expect.

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5.) (Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar

Though House of Sugar may be Alex G’s ninth album, the artist has not lost any momentum — far from it. This highly-anticipated record is perhaps his most cohesive work yet, somehow both starkly relatable and whimsically fantastic.

Top 30 Charts

RankArtistRecordLabel
1ClairoImmunityFader
2Joy AgainPiano [EP]Honeymoon
3Bon Iveri,iJagjaguwar/secretly Group
4CucoPara MíInterscope
5(Sandy) Alex GHouse Of SugarDomino
6Jay SomAnak KoPolyvinyl
7BROCKHAMPTONGingerQuestion Everything/rca
8Steve LacyApollo XXI3qtr/awal
9SofteeSlow Melt [EP]Self-released
10PeaerA Healthy EarthTiny Engines
11Black Belt Eagle ScoutAt The Party With My Brown FriendsSaddle Creek
12Ra Ra RiotSuperbloomRob The Rich/caroline
13Tropical F*ck StormBraindropsJoyful Noise
14Frankie CosmosClose It QuietlySub Pop
15ShikosweBack In The Tall GrassSelf-released
16WhitneyForever Turned AroundSecretly Canadian
17Phil And The OsophersFrom The Rise Of FallSelf-released
18MallratDriving Music [EP]Nettwerk
19Angie McmahonSaltDualtone
20Queen Of JeansIf You’re Not Afraid, I’m Not AfraidTopshelf
21BodywashComforterLuminelle
22Twin PeaksLookout LowGrand Jury
23Infinity CrushVirtual HeavenJoy Void
24RIDEThis Is Not A Safe PlaceWichita
25Girl In RedBeginningsSelf-released
26Surf CurseHeaven Surrounds YouDanger Collective
27Becky NinkovicWoePaper Bag
28Marika HackmanAny Human FriendSub Pop
29MetronomyMetronomy ForeverBecause
30Shannon LayAugustSub Pop

Top 3 Adds:

1.) Chastity Belt – Chastity Belt

Recommended if you like: IAN SWEET, Snail Mail, Lala Lala, Forth Wanderers

2.) Peach Pyramid – Bright Blue

Recommended if you like: Lucy Dacus, Hand Habits, Caroline Says, Bridal Party

3.) Dear Boy – The Strawberry [EP]

Recommended if you like: Snail Mail, Tomberlin, Mitski, Jay Som, Phoebe Bridgers, Black Belt Eagle Scout

RankArtistRecordLabel
1Chastity BeltChastity BeltHardly Art
2Peach PyramidBright BlueOscar St
3Dear BoyThe Strawberry [EP]Easy Hell
4Common Holly“Joshua Snakes” / “Central Booking”Barsuk
5FRANKIIEForget Your HeadPaper Bag
6Molly SarleKaraoke AngelPartisan
7Chelsea WolfeBirth Of ViolenceSargent House
8TwenAwestruckFrenchkiss
9Low HumRoom To BreatheLast Gang
10The BerriesBerrylandRun For Cover