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Top 5 Charts:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A Change In Diet
Sex Education Original Soundtrack
Bombay Bicycle Club
Everything Else Has Gone Wrong
Making A New World
The Neon Skyline
Bury The Moon
One Little Indian
Have We Met
Pale Blue [EP]
The Cordial Sins
In Memory [EP]
Dave Mooney and The Viewers Like You
Press Start [EP]
A Softer Offering
Color Theory [Advance Tracks]
Diamonds & Donuts
the first glass beach album
Run For Cover
Black Aura My Sun
Bonnie “Prince” Billy
I Made A Place
The Black Lips
Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart
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
3.) Shopping – All or Nothing
Recommended if you like: Sacred Paws, Gang of Four, Savages, Priests, Omni, Ought