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:
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.
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.
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.) 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.
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
|1||Dan Deacon||Mystic Familiar||Domino|
|2||Tame Impala||The Slow Rush||Interscope|
|3||Ezra Furman||Sex Education Original Soundtrack||Bella Union/Pias|
|4||Marcus King||El Dorado||Fantasy/Concord|
|5||WAAX||Big Grief||Dew Process|
|6||glass beach||the first glass beach||Run For Cover|
|7||Yehan Jehan||Earth Arrangements, Vol. 1||Aphrodite|
|8||Elephant Stone||Hollow||Elephants On Parade|
|9||Andy Shauf||The Neon Skyline||Anti-|
|10||The Barren Spinsters||Ten Steps To Cynical Thinking||Audioary|
|11||Asgeir||Bury The Moon||One Little Indian|
|13||Wolf Parade||Thin Mind||Sub Pop|
|16||Frances Quinlan||Likewise||Saddle Creek|
|17||Destroyer||Have We Met||Merge|
|18||POLIÇA||When We Stay Alive||Memphis Industries|
|19||Marinara||I Feel Like Dog||Self-released|
|20||The Black Lips||Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart||Vice/Fire|
|21||Cheerleader||Almost Forever||Bright Antenna|
|23||Termination Dust||Growing Down||Glacial Pace|
|24||Bombay Bicycle Club||Everything Else Has Gone Wrong||Mmm…|
|25||Applesauce Tears||Wonders||Black Cottage|
|26||The Frights||Everything Seems Like Yesterday||Epitaph|
|27||Mosss||Pale Blue [EP]||Yum|
|28||Dave Mooney And The Viewers Like You||Press Start [EP]||Mint 400|
|29||Deserta||Black Aura My Sun||Felte|
|30||Shopping||All Or Nothing||Fatcat|
Top 3 Adds:
1.) King Krule – Man Alive!
Recommended if you like: Cosmo Pyke, Yellow Days, Rex Orange County
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
|1||King Krule||Man Alive!||Matador/Beggars|
|2||Kid Nobody||Discretion [EP]||Self-released|
|3||Parlor Walls||Heavy Tongue||Famous Swords|
|4||Grimes||Miss Anthropocene||4AD/Beggars Group|
|6||Cubicolor||Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night||Anjunadeep|
|7||Nathaniel Rateliff||And It’s Still Alright||Stax/Concord|
|8||Opus Orange||Miles From Nowhere||Emoto|
|9||Guided By Voices||Surrender Your Poppy Field||Gbv Inc.|