This is not a drill: It’s almost Halloween! I, for one, am getting fully into the spooky spirit. Although, I haven’t totally committed to a costume… (If you’re in the same boat, might I suggest checking out these cute costume ideas for duos that our content staff came up with?) While I’m figuring that out, let’s take a look at this week’s charts and adds!
Top 5 Charts:
1.) BROCKHAMPTON – Ginger
BROCKHAMPTON’s Ginger is somehow both raw and mature, a bit more melancholy than many of their previous works. The record is vulnerable, painting a picture of many of the very real issues the band’s members have personally experienced.
2.) girl in red – beginnings
Marie Ulven Ringheim, the young Norwegian artist behind girl in red, is already making waves in the bedroom pop scene at the young age of 20. Combining two previous EPs into one cohesive album, girl in red’s beginnings is an energetic exploration of longing, heartbreak, and the bittersweet process of accepting one’s identity.
3.) Electric Guest – Kin
Though Billboard has described Kin as an attempt by Electric Guest to “dive headfirst into the mainstream,” this new release does not compromise the group’s well-established sound. Kin is upbeat and groovy, reminiscent of the early 2000’s music scene in the best ways possible.
4.) Danny Brown – uknowwhatimsayin¿
Even though Danny Brown is nearing 40 and uknowwhatimsayin¿ marks his fifth studio album, the record is anything but routine. This new release is executive produced by Q-Tip, yielding an interesting mixture of old-school charm and innovative weirdness.
5.) Steve Lacy – Apollo XXI
Following a highly-acclaimed series of demos/singles and features with bands the likes of Vampire Weekend, Blood Orange, and Mac Miller, The Internet’s Steve Lacy finally steps into the music scene with debut album Apollo XXI. An interesting mix of bedroom pop and hip-hop, the record is an interesting progression in Lacy’s musical career.
Top 30 Charts
girl in red
Close It Quietly
Men I Trust
Ode To Joy
(Sandy) Alex G
House Of Sugar
Foxes In Fiction
Double Double Whammy
What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham
Prison On A Hill
Pictures Of Pictures
Take The Light With You
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib
Keep Cool/rca/madlib Invazion/esgn
The Practice Of Love
Heaven Surrounds You
Cool To Who
Top 3 Adds:
1.) Geoffroy – 1952
Recommended if you like: Chet Faker, James Blake, Rhye, Bon Iver
2.) Patrick Watson – Wave
Recommended if you like: Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, Jose Gonzalez
3.) Poppy Jean Crawford – JeanJeanie [EP]
Recommended if you like: Angel Olsen, Chelsea Wolfe, Cate Le Bon