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Music Report – October 9, 2019

by Jay Boeding on October 7, 2019

Pixies top the album chart with Frankie Cosmos and (Sandy) Alex G right on their tail. Whitney and Jay Som go #4 and #5. Brittany Howard and Hiss Golden Messenger debut on the Top 10 Album chart.

Angel Olsen returns to DMPulse with a new record called All Mirrors. Tegan and Sara debuts this week on the New Albums Added chart, with City and Colour and a critically-acclaimed record from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

The Hold Steady top the Top Songs chart this week with “You Did Good, Kid”. Tegan and Sara, Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster, The Growlers and Lower Dens round out the top 5.

Top Ten Albums of the Week

1. Pixies – Beneath the Eyrie
2. Frankie Cosmos – Close It Quietly
3. (Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar
4. Whitney – Forever Turned Around
5. Jay Som – Anak Ko
6. Wilco – Ode To Joy
7. Lower Dens – The Competition
8. Metronomy – Metronomy Forever
9. Brittany Howerd – Jaime
10. Hiss Golden Messenger – Terms Of Surrender

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Angel Olsen – All Mirrors (Jagjaguwar)
2. Tegan and Sara – Hey, I’m Just Like You (Sire)
3. City and Colour – A Pill For Lonliness (Dine Alone)
4. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Ghosteen (Ghosteen Ltd)
5. DIIV – Deceiver (Captured Tracks)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. The Hold Steady – You Did Good, Kid
2. Tegan and Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday
3. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Educated Guesses
4. The Growlers – Natural Affair
5. Lower Dens – I Drive
6. WHY? – Stained Glass Slipper
7. Repeat Repeat – Head On
8. The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya!
9. The National – Where Is Her Head
10. Bombay Bicycle Club – Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)

 

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Music Report – September 25, 2019

by Jay Boeding on September 24, 2019

Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster tops the album chart, becoming one of the few who has topped the charts at DMPulse as both a solo artist and part of a group (Water Liars)! 2. Jay Som moves up to #2 with Ra Ra Riot “Superbloom” in the third spot. Twin Peaks cracks the top 5.

Hiss Golden Messenger leads off a big group of Album Adds. Chastity Belt returns to our airwaves along with promising playlist debuts from The Man Who, Low Hum and Molly Sarle.

Sleater-Kinney and JR JR go one and two on our Top Songs Chart this week. The Rocket Summer debuts in the top 5 along with Dude York.

Top Ten Albums of the Week

1. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Take Heart, Take Care
2. Jay Som – Anak Ko
3. Ra Ra Riot – Superbloom
4. The Hold Steady – Thrashing Thru The Passion
5. Twin Peaks – Lookout Low
6. Frankie Cosmos – Close It Quietly
7. Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold
8. Death Cab for Cutie – The Blue EP
9. The Flaming Lips – King’s Mouth: Music And Songs
10. Pixies – Beneath the Eyrie

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Hiss Golden Messenger – Terms Of Surrender (Merge)
2. Chastity Belt – Chastity Belt (Hardly Art)
3. The Man Who – Bet On You EP (Virgin)
4. Low Hum – Room To Breathe (Last Gang)
5. Molly Sarle – Karaoke Angel (Partisan)
6. Twen – Awestruck (Frenchkiss)
7. Vivian Girls – Memory (Polyvinyl)
8. Liam Gallagher – Why Me? Why Not (Warner)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Sleater-Kinney – Can I Go On
2. JR JR – Dumb Myself Down
3. The Rocket Summer – Shatter Us
4. Dude York – Falling
5. Bishop Briggs – Champion
6. Yuno – Sunlight
7. Dizzy – Heavy
8. Two Door Cinema Club – Once
9. Generationals – A List of the Virtues
10. Twin Peaks – Dance Through It
The New Pornographers – Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile

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Music Report – September 18, 2019

by Jay Boeding on September 16, 2019

Sleater-Kinney rules the Album chart, overtaking The Hold Steady, who fall one place to runner-up status. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster of Water Liars is in 3rd with Jay Som and Ra Ra Riot completing the top five. Frankie Cosmos, Twin Peaks, Bon Iver and Death Cab all make their Top 10 Album Chart debuts with new releases.

The mighty Pixies lead a big group of albums added to our airwaves this week. (Sandy) Alex G and Metronomy return to our playlist with new tunes, along with familiar names Alex Cameron and Belle and Sebastian.

Bishop Briggs tops the Songs Chart, with Two Door Cinema Club as the runner up. Sleater-Kinney with a strong debut on the top 10, with JR JR and Generationals rounding out the top five.

Top Ten Albums of the Week

1. Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold
2. The Hold Steady – Thrashing Thru The Passion
3. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster
4. Jay Som – Anak Ko
5. Ra Ra Riot – Superbloom
5. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Take Heart, Take Care
6. Dude York – Falling
7. Frankie Cosmos – Close It Quietly
8. Twin Peaks – Lookout Low
9. Bon Iver – i,i
10. Death Cab for Cutie – The Blue EP

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Pixies – Beneath the Eyrie (BMG)
2. (Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar (Domino)
3. Metronomy – Metronomy Forever (Because Music)
4. Alex Cameron – Miami Memory (Secretly Canadian)
5. Belle and Sebastian – Days of the Bagnold Summer (Matador)
6. The Rubinoos – From Home (Yep Roc)
7. Steve Lacy – Apollo XXI (3QTR / AWAL)
8. Devendra Banhart – Ma (Nonesuch)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Bishop Briggs – Champion
2. Two Door Cinema Club – Once
3. Sleater-Kinney – Can I Go On
4. JR JR – Dumb Myself Down
5. Generationals – A List of the Virtues
6. Twin Peaks – Dance Through It
7. The New Pornographers – Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile
8. Purple Mountains – All My Happiness Is Gone
9. Clairo – Bags
10. The Black Keys – Walk Across the Water

 

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Music Report – September 11, 2019

by Jay Boeding on September 9, 2019

The Hold Steady and Sleater-Kinney remain atop our album chart for the second week. Two album chart debuts are next with Ra Ra Riot and Jay Som. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster, best known as singer and contributing songwriter for Water Liars, debuts at #5. Why? also debuts in the top 10 this week.

Twin Peaks leads to full chart of 10 albums added this week. DMPulse veterans Lower Dens, Bon Iver and Death Cab for Cutie chart alongside new artists, Husky Loops, Miss June and girl in red.

Twin Peaks also tops the Songs Chart, with as “Dance Through It” launches up five spots to take #1 this week. Purple Mountains climbs to #2 with chart debuts from Bishop Briggs and Clairo going #3 and #4. The Black Keys drops down off the top rung to round out the top five songs of the week.

Top Ten Albums of the Week

1. The Hold Steady – Thrashing Thru The Passion
2. Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold
3. Ra Ra Riot – Superbloom
4. Jay Som – Anak Ko
5. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Take Heart, Take Care
6. Dude York – Falling
7. Why? – AOKOHIO
8. Black Belt Eagle Scout – At The Party With My Brown Friends
9. Goon – Heaven Is Humming
10. Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains

New Albums Added to the Playlist
1. Twin Peaks – Lookout Low (Grand Jury)
2. Lower Dens – The Competition (Domino)
3. Bon Iver – i,i (Jagjaguwar)
4. Death Cab for Cutie – The Blue EP (Atlantic)
5. Barns Courtney – 404 (Capital)
6. Bat For Lashes – Lost Girls (AWAL)
7. The Safes – Winning Combination (Action Weekend-Bickerton)
8. Husky Loops – I Can’t Even Speak English (30th Century)
9. Miss June – Bad Luck Party (Frenchkiss)
10. girl in red – Beginnings

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Twin Peaks – Dance Through It
2. Purple Mountains – All My Happiness Is Gone
3. Bishop Briggs – Champion
4. Clairo – Bags
5. The Black Keys – Walk Across the Water
6. Fruit Bats – The Bottom Of It
7. Two Door Cinema Club – Once
8. Palehound – Killer
9. Hunny – Saturday Night (feat. Bleached)
10. Bleached – Daydream

 

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Music Report – September 4, 2019

by Jay Boeding on September 3, 2019

The Hold Steady rockets to #1 on the Album Chart this week, with Sleater-Kinney debuting the top 10 at #2. Dude York remains strong with Goon and Purple Mountains all in the Top 5.

Whitney returns to DMPulse with a new record Forever Turned Around, topping our New Albums list. The Futureheads, Frankie Cosmos are returners this week, with several new artists making their debuts on the station this week.

The Black Keys maintains the top spot on the songs chart, with #2 held down by Bleached this week as well. Wilco moves up one with Love Is Everywhere (Beware). Manchester Orchestra and Villagers round out the top five songs.

Top Ten Albums of the Week

1. The Hold Steady – Thrashing Thru The Passion
2. Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold
3. Dude York – Falling
4. Goon – Heaven Is Humming
5. Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains
6. Imperial Teen – Now We Are Timeless
7. Kyle Craft – Showboat Honey
8. Generationals – Reader As Detective
9. Tiny Changes – A Tribute to Frightened Rabbit
10. Black Belt Eagle Scout – At The Party With My Brown Friends

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Whitney – Forever Turned Around (Secretly Canadian)
2. The Futureheads – Powers (Nul/Megaforce)
3. Frankie Cosmos – Close It Quietly (Sub Pop)
4. Boy Scouts – Free Company (Anti-)
5. Scoville Unit – Scoville Unit (Ernest Jenning)
6. Queen of Jeans – If You’re Not Afraid, I’m Not Afraid (Topshelf)
7. CHK CHK CHK – Wallop (Warp)
8. Babe Rainbow – Today (30th Century)
9. Velvet Negroni – Neon Brown (4AD/Beggars Group)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. The Black Keys – Walk Across the Water
2. Bleached – Daydream
3. Wilco – Love Is Everywhere (Beware)
4. Manchester Orchestra – My Backwards Walk
5. Villagers – Summer’s Song
6. Twin Peaks – Dance Through It
7. Purple Mountains – All My Happiness Is Gone
8. Fruit Bats – The Bottom Of It
9. Ben Gibbard Keep Yourself Warm
10. The Black Keys – Shine a Little Light

 

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Music Report – August 28, 2019

August 27, 2019

Tiny Changes – A Tribute to Frightened Rabbit is our top album this week. It’s a fantastic collection of covers from artists like Craig Finn, Ben Gibbard and Manchester Orchestra. Generationals slips to #2 and Purple Mountains, Thom Yorke go three and four with Imperial Teen cracking the top 5. Lead singer and songwriter from [...]

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Music Report – August 21, 2019

August 19, 2019

Generationals moves up three to top the crown as the top album this week on DMPulse. Last week’s top album from Purple Mountains bumps to #3 and Thom Yorke’s “Anima” holds at #2. Imperial Teen, Goon and Bear Hands all make their Top 10 Albums chart debuts. The Hold Steady leads the New Albums chart. [...]

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Music Report – August 14, 2019

August 13, 2019

Purple Mountains climbs five to take the top spot on the Top Ten Albums chart. In the wake of the passing of lyricist and singer David Berman, DMPulse joins the indie music community in highlighting the incredible songs he shared. Thom Yorke moves down one as does Bleached. Generationals trades places with The Black Keys [...]

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Music Report – August 7, 2019

August 6, 2019

Thom Yorke dethrones Calexico and Iron and Wine, grabbing the top of the chart this week. An impressive move for Bleached, with a jump seven spots to #2. The Black Keys inch up to fourth place and Generationals cracks the top 5 for the first time with new album Reader As Detective. The Harmaleighs lead [...]

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Music Report – July 31, 2019

July 30, 2019

Calexico and Iron & Wine continue to maintain the top spot on our album chart. JR JR moves up two places to #2 and Thom Yorke, Hatchie and The Black Keys go #3-#5. Dude York returns to DMPulse with a new record Falling, which debuts on the Added Albums chart this week. Hibou, The Rocket [...]

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