Charts & Adds: Week of 2/18 – 2/25

Somehow, we’ve already reached the final C&A of February… and gosh, what a month it has been! As we (hopefully) escape from February’s chilly grip into a beautiful, warm March, check out what we’ve been spinning at the station.

Top 5 Charts:

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1.) Dan Deacon – Mystic Familiar

Deacon returns to the psychedelic pop sound that he has explored on past records and expands upon it, making this record dreamier and more enigmatic and delivering longer, more patient tracks that rely on a minimalist texture and a realized landscape to capture listeners. Read the rest of music staffer Matt Stratton’s review here.

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2.) Tame Impala – The Slow Rush

Tame Impala’s groundbreaking Currents was a hard album to follow up; this may be, in part, why The Slow Rush arrived a full five years later. Though it is debatable whether this album lives up to its predecessor, The Slow Rush is a dynamic album and a strong return for Tame Impala.

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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.) Marcus King – El Dorado

For Marcus King, music was not only a hobby but gave his life a sense of direction. It became a means of coping with mental health issues and life in general. El Dorado is the first solo album to King’s name, but he has been playing with The Marcus King Band for many years.

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5.) 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.

Top 30 Charts

1Dan DeaconMystic FamiliarDomino
2Tame ImpalaThe Slow RushInterscope
3Ezra FurmanSex Education Original SoundtrackBella Union/Pias
4Marcus KingEl DoradoFantasy/Concord
5WAAXBig GriefDew Process
6glass beachthe first glass beachRun For Cover
7Yehan JehanEarth Arrangements, Vol. 1Aphrodite
8Elephant StoneHollowElephants On Parade
9Andy ShaufThe Neon SkylineAnti-
10The Barren SpinstersTen Steps To Cynical ThinkingAudioary
11AsgeirBury The MoonOne Little Indian
12Ballroom ThievesUnlovelyNettwerk
13Wolf ParadeThin MindSub Pop
14Kate DavisTrophySolitaire
15PinegroveMarigoldRough Trade/Beggars
16Frances QuinlanLikewiseSaddle Creek
17DestroyerHave We MetMerge
18POLIÇA When We Stay AliveMemphis Industries
19MarinaraI Feel Like DogSelf-released
20The Black LipsSing In A World That’s Falling ApartVice/Fire
21CheerleaderAlmost ForeverBright Antenna
22Hollow CovesMomentsNettwerk
23Termination DustGrowing DownGlacial Pace
24Bombay Bicycle ClubEverything Else Has Gone WrongMmm…
25Applesauce TearsWondersBlack Cottage
26The FrightsEverything Seems Like YesterdayEpitaph
27MosssPale Blue [EP]Yum
28Dave Mooney And The Viewers Like YouPress Start [EP]Mint 400
29DesertaBlack Aura My SunFelte
30ShoppingAll Or NothingFatcat

Top 3 Adds:

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1.) King Krule – Man Alive!

Recommended if you like: Cosmo Pyke, Yellow Days, Rex Orange County

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2.) Kid Nobody – Discretion [EP]

Recommended if you like: Joji, boy pablo, No Vacation

3.) Parlor Walls – Heavy Tongue

Recommended if you like: Empath, Drahla, Shopping, Priests

Top 10 Adds

1King KruleMan Alive!Matador/Beggars
2Kid NobodyDiscretion [EP]Self-released
3Parlor WallsHeavy TongueFamous Swords
4GrimesMiss Anthropocene4AD/Beggars Group
5Baseball GreggCalendarSelf-released
6CubicolorHardly A Day, Hardly A NightAnjunadeep
7Nathaniel RateliffAnd It’s Still AlrightStax/Concord
8Opus OrangeMiles From NowhereEmoto
9Guided By VoicesSurrender Your Poppy FieldGbv Inc.
10twentythreenineteenXXIIIXIXKnow Hope