Remember, remember the 5th of November… Why? Well, because today brings us a Charts & Adds that’s sure to go down in history (much like Guy Fawkes’ infamous plot to destroy the London House of Parliament in 1605). But enough history… let’s get into some tunes!
Top 5 Charts:
1.) 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.
2.) 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.
3.) Hovvdy – Heavy Lifter
There is something so heart-wrenchingly familiar about the feeling of wanting to escape your hometown, to move far away and never look back, and Hovvdy captures this feeling in an exceedingly unique way in their third full-length album, Heavy Lifter. Read Ji’s review of the album here!
4.) Black Marble – Bigger Than Life
Like the two albums before it, Black Marble’s Bigger Than Life was created entirely with analog gear. This time, however, artist Chris Stewart used his computer only to record, utilizing live synths for sound. This new Black Marble release is a shimmering study in organized chaos.
5.) (Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar
Coming off his last record, Rocket — which was full of folk and Americana cuts, as well as that unmistakable Alex G sound — it felt like he could go absolutely anywhere with his next project, and rightly so. House of Sugar, although one track and about 4 minutes shorter than Rocket, feels like a very refined conglomeration of everything Alex G has released to this point. Read Cole’s review of the album here!
Top 30 Charts
Double Double Whammy
Bigger Than Life
(Sandy) Alex G
House Of Sugar
Ode To Joy
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib
Keep Cool/rca/madlib Invazion/esgn
There Existed An Addiction To Blood
Foxes In Fiction
Room To Breathe
Close It Quietly
If We Ever Live Forever
Girl In Red
You Deserve Love
Cigarettes After Sex
Run For Cover
Men I Trust
Nicole Kidman/Anne Hathaway
All My Heroes Are Cornballs
Top 3 Adds:
1.) Fime – Sprawl [EP]
Recommended if you like: Yuck, Dinosaur Jr, Beach Slang, Yo La Tengo
2.) wished bone – Sap Season
Recommended if you like: Soccer Mommy, Hovvdy, Snail Mail
3.) Sasha Sloan – Self Portrait
Recommended if you like: Chelsea Cutler, ODESZA, Clairo, King Princess