♫ It’s the most stress-inducing time of the year... ♫ Thanksgiving break is over, and Christmas break looms just around the bend; but first, we have to make it through finals season (*dun dun dun*). Never fear, KJHK has you covered! This week’s charts and adds are full of tunes that you can use to study and decompress.
Top 5 Charts:
1.) Men I Trust – Oncle Jazz
After nearly two years of teasers for the album, Men I Trust finally released Oncle Jazz earlier this fall. The record in full lasts an entire 71 minutes, and, as the title suggests, it’s as smooth and funky as it is an indie staple.
2.) Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
Compared to the brash, bold attitude Olsen has taken toward many of her previous albums, All Mirrors displays a softer, more hesitant side to the artist. The record contains pieces Olsen created in isolation in Anacortes, Washington, many re-imagined with a stunning 12-piece string arrangement.
3.) 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.
4.) 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.
5.) DIIV – Deceiver
This third record from shoegaze group DIIV (pronounced “dive”) is a soaring, lush collection of ten songs. Deceiver studies the harsh realities of addiction, following the struggles of recovering frontman Zachary Cole Smith.
Top 30 Charts
Men I Trust
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib
Keep Cool/RCA/Madlib Invazion/ESGN
Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron
Lost Wisdom Pt. 2
P.w. Elverum & Sun
Perfect Love Song
Double Double Whammy
Nicole Kidman/Anne Hathaway
Rex Orange County
(Sandy) Alex G
House Of Sugar
All My Heroes Are Cornballs
Bigger Than Life
There Existed An Addiction To Blood
When I Say To You Black Lightning
Top 3 Adds:
1.) Will Samson – Paralanguage
Recommended if you like: Bon Iver, Benoit Pioulard, James Blake
2.) Fern Mayo – Week of Charm
Recommended if you like: Lisa Prank, Bethlehem Steel, Dump Him, Great Grandpa
3.) The Small Calamities – Designer Heartache.
Recommended if you like: Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab For Cutie, The National, War On Drugs