Charts & Adds: Week of 3/24 – 3/31

Day ?? of Quarantine: I have lost the ability to come up with witty, charming introductions to C&A articles. Luckily, the charts and adds are still intact…

Top 5 Charts:

I Was Born Swimming | Squirrel Flower

1.) Squirrel Flower – I Was Born Swimming

Ella O’Connor Williams’s debut album is a sweeping collection of songs that encompass the best parts of female-fronted indie rock. The album’s title refers to the fact that the artist was born still inside a caul sac membrane: literally “swimming.”

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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.) Soccer Mommy – color theory

Soccer Mommy’s sophomore album somehow manages to be both brighter and darker than her debut, Cleancolor theory is an exploration in growth, encapsulating the young artist’s rise to indie fame and the struggles that have arisen as a result.

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4.) 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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5.) Car Seat Headrest – “Can’t Cool Me Down” [Single]

In 2020, Car Seat Headrest is reinventing itself. This first single release from their upcoming album Making a Door Less Open (their first release in four years) marks a shift from their well-established sound within the realm of gritty rock to their new experimentation in electronic music.

Top 30 Charts

1Squirrel FlowerI Was Born SwimmingPolyvinyl
2Tame ImpalaThe Slow RushInterscope
3Soccer Mommycolor theoryLoma Vista/Concord
4Dan DeaconMystic FamiliarDomino
5Car Seat Headrest“Can’t Cool Me Down” [Single]Matador
6Frances QuinlanLikewiseSaddle Creek
7Baseball GreggCalendarZ Tapes
8Church GirlsThe HauntAnchor Eighty Four
9Kid NobodyDiscretion [EP]Self-released
10Men I TrustOncle JazzSelf-released
11Frankie ValetWaterfowlIt Takes Time
12GrimesMiss Anthropocene4AD/Beggars Group
13Ezra FurmanSex Education Original SoundtrackBella Union/PIAS
14LovingIf I Am Only My ThoughtsLast Gang
15BabehovenDemonstrating Visible Difference of Height [EP]Self-released
16Say HiDiamonds & DonutsEuphobia
17Boy RomeoPure SoulSelf-released
18HMLTDWest Of EdenLucky Number
19Wild NothingLaughing Gas [EP]Captured Tracks
20Shadow ShowSilhouettesBurger
21Frankie CosmosClose It QuietlySub Pop
22Angel OlsenAll MirrorsJagjaguwar/Secretly Group
23ShoppingAll Or NothingFatcat
24FloodlightsBackyard [EP]Self-released
25Nada SurfNever Not TogetherBarsuk
26DestroyerHave We MetMerge
27Injury Reserve“Hoodwinked” [Single]Loma Vista
28HovvdyHeavy LifterDouble Double Whammy
30King KruleMan Alive!True Panther/Matador

Top 3 Adds:

The Caretaker

1.) Half Waif – The Caretaker

Recommended if you like: Caroline Polachek, Chelsea Wolfe, FKA Twigs, Mitski

2.) Sorry – 925

Recommended if you like: Shopping, Porridge Radio, Dry Cleaning, Shame

3.) Dirty Projectors – Windows Open [EP]

Recommended if you like: Deerhunter, Bjork, Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective

Top 10 Adds

1Half WaifThe CaretakerAnti-
3Dirty ProjectorsWindows Open [EP]Domino
4Eliza & the DelusionalsA State Of Living In An Objective Reality [EP]Cooking Vinyl
5WaxahatcheeSaint CloudMerge
6Gold CageSocial CrutchFelte
7Catholic ActionCelebrated by StrangersPalo Santo
8Circa WavesSad Happy PIAS
9TOPSI Feel AliveMusique Tops
10Margaret GlaspyDevotionATO