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
The Slow Rush
Sex Education Original Soundtrack
the first glass beach
Run For Cover
Earth Arrangements, Vol. 1
Elephants On Parade
The Neon Skyline
The Barren Spinsters
Ten Steps To Cynical Thinking
Bury The Moon
One Little Indian
Have We Met
When We Stay Alive
I Feel Like Dog
The Black Lips
Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart
Bombay Bicycle Club
Everything Else Has Gone Wrong
Everything Seems Like Yesterday
Pale Blue [EP]
Dave Mooney And The Viewers Like You
Press Start [EP]
Black Aura My Sun
All Or Nothing
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