Oh, the weather outside is frightful… but our charts are so delightful! Curl up with this week’s edition of C&A to beat the winter chill.
Top 5 Charts:
1.) (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!
2.) 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.
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.) Wilco – Ode to Joy
For a band that is already on its 11th studio album, Wilco nonetheless does not fail to impress. Ode to Joy is a departure from many previous Wilco works; the album is more spacious and focuses more heavily on finding the joy in life, rather than simply facing its obstacles.
5.) 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.
Top 30 Charts
|1||(Sandy) Alex G||House Of Sugar||Domino|
|3||Hovvdy||Heavy Lifter||Double Double Whammy|
|4||Wilco||Ode To Joy||Dbpm|
|6||Angel Olsen||All Mirrors||Jagjaguwar/Secretly Group|
|8||Big Thief||Two Hands||4AD/beggars Group|
|10||Freddie Gibbs and Madlib||Bandana||Keep Cool/RCA/madlib Invazion/esgn|
|11||Longwave||If We Ever Live Forever||Bodan Kuma|
|12||JPEGMAFIA||All My Heroes Are Cornballs||Eqt|
|13||The Shelters||Jupiter Sidecar||Warner|
|14||Rex Orange County||Pony||RCA|
|15||Men I Trust||Oncle Jazz||Self-released|
|17||Hana Vu||Nicole Kidman/Anne Hathaway||Luminelle|
|19||Great Grandpa||Four Of Arrows||Double Double Whammy|
|21||Young Guv||GUV II||Run For Cover|
|22||Bon Iver||i,i||Jagjaguwar/Secretly Group|
|23||Alex Bloom||Chaos/Control||Mr. Saturn|
|24||Chastity Belt||Chastity Belt||Hardly Art|
|25||Peach Pyramid||Bright Blue||Oscar St|
|26||Jay Som||Anak Ko||Polyvinyl|
|29||Foxes In Fiction||Trillium Killer||Orchid Tapes|
Top 3 Adds:
1.) Erin Anne – Tough Love
Recommended if you like: Best Coast, Mitski, Sky Ferreira, Phoebe Bridgers
2.) Macseal – Super Enthusiast
Recommended if you like: Oso Oso, Slaughter Beach Dog, Remo Drive, American Football
3.) SONOFDOV – Towers
Recommended if you like: Fruit Bats, Bon Iver, Vetiver, Andy Shauf, Deer Tick
Top 10 Adds
|1||Erin Anne||Tough Love||Carpark|
|4||B. Hamilton||Nothing And Nowhere||Self-released|
|5||FRAN||A Private Picture||Fire Talk|
|7||Pendant||Through A Coil||Tiny Engines|
|8||Charly Bliss||Supermoon [EP]||Barsuk|
|10||FKA Twigs||Magdalene||Young Turks/Beggars|