Charts & Adds: Week of 2/11-2/18

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Top 5 Charts:

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1.) WAAX – Big Grief

Big Grief may be Brisbane group WAAX’s debut album, but an impressive debut it is. The songs passionately and unflinchingly examine the trials and tribulations of coming of age. WAAX finds a beautiful balance with a sound that is both energetic and heartfelt.

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2.) Elliot Moss – A Change in Diet

Elliot Moss’s music sits in a sweet spot between Bon Iver and Chet Faker — distorted, silky vocals layered over soulful electronica. Despite the similarities, however, A Change in Diet further establishes Moss as his own name in the alternative music scene. His lyrics are simplistic but cutting, leaving room for the well-produced backing instrumentals to soar. Read the rest of music director Jaya’s review of the album here.

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3.) Ezra Furman – Sex Education Original Soundtrack

Ezra Furman’s artsy folk-punk style is a perfect complement to the antics in Netflix’s original show, Sex Education. What makes this soundtrack particularly phenomenal, however, is that the songs hold their own even apart from the show.

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4.) Bombay Bicycle Club – Everything Else Has Gone Wrong

After an “indefinite” hiatus announced in early 2016, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong is Bombay Bicycle Club’s 5th studio album. Though perhaps not as memorable as some of their previous works, this is a solid return album full of sunny, upbeat tunes.

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5.) Field Music – Making a New World

This 19-track record is a poignant analysis of the after-effects of World War I, how the entire world had to learn to rebuild itself and heal. It’s not an album about the war but rather about the art, science, and social changes that it brought about.

Top 30 Charts

1WAAXBig GriefDew Process
2Elliot MossA Change In DietGrand Jury
3Ezra FurmanSex Education Original SoundtrackBella Union/Pias
4Bombay Bicycle ClubEverything Else Has Gone WrongMmm…
5Field MusicMaking A New WorldMemphis Industries
6Marcus KingEl DoradoFantasy/Concord
7Applesauce TearsWondersBlack Cottage
8Dan DeaconMystic FamiliarDomino
9Andy ShaufThe Neon SkylineAnti-
10AsgeirBury The MoonOne Little Indian
11of MontrealUR FUNPolyvinyl
12DestroyerHave We MetMerge
13MosssPale Blue [EP]Yum
14The Cordial SinsIn Memory [EP]Diversion
15Dave Mooney and The Viewers Like YouPress Start [EP]Mint 400
16Wolf ParadeThin MindSub Pop
17Alexandra SaviorThe Archer30th Century
18Frances QuinlanLikewiseSaddle Creek
19Annie HartA Softer OfferingInstant
20Oliver SpaldingNovemberismMonotreme
21Soccer MommyColor Theory [Advance Tracks]Loma Vista
22Angel OlsenAll MirrorsJagjaguwar/Secretly Group
23Say HiDiamonds & DonutsEuphobia
24glass beachthe first glass beach albumRun For Cover
25BROCKHAMPTONGingerQuestion Everything/RCA
26DesertaBlack Aura My SunFelte
27CheerleaderAlmost ForeverBright Antenna
28Bonnie “Prince” BillyI Made A PlaceDrag City
29The Black LipsSing In A World That’s Falling ApartVice/Fire
30PinegroveMarigoldRough Trade/Beggars

Top 3 Adds:

1.) Wilsen – Ruiner

Recommended if you like: Big Thief, Angel Olsen, Wye Oak, Middle Kids, Marika Hackman

2.) Caroline Rose – Superstar

Recommended if you like: Jenny Lewis, Julia Jacklin, Natalie Prass, Lucius

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3.) Shopping – All or Nothing

Recommended if you like: Sacred Paws, Gang of Four, Savages, Priests, Omni, Ought

Top 10 Adds

1WilsenRuinerSecret City
2Caroline RoseSuperstarNew West
3ShoppingAll or NothingFatcat
4Frankie ValetWaterfowlIt Takes Time
5Star ParksThe New Sounds Of Late CapitalismModern Outsider
6Denzel Curry and Kenny BeatsUnlockedLoma Vista
7Port JuveeMotion ControlGarment District
8Hello ForeverWhatever It IsSelf-released
9DRAAGClara Luz [EP]Self-released
10Black BooksCheer Up [EP]Self-released