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Music Report – July 15, 2020

by Jay Boeding on July 14, 2020

Christian Lee Hutson hangs on at the top of the ladder this week, remaining #1. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever trades places with 2nd Grade on this week’s album chart. Phoebe Bridgers holds at #4, with Haim rounding out the Top 5. Becca Mancari debuts on in the Top 10 at #6, with Jeff Rosenstock also debuting at #7.

The Beths leads off a good group of new albums added to the playlist. My Morning Jacket returns with an album of songs recorded in 2013 for the album Waterfall. Hum returns after 22 years with a new album Inlet.

Phoebe Bridgers takes #1 on the Song Chart. Christian Lee Hutson makes a jump from #6 to #2, with 2nd Grade’s “Velodrome” jumps five places to #3. Hazel English and The Strokes round out the Top 5.

Top 10 Albums of the Week

1. Christian Lee Hutson – Beginners
2. 2nd Grade – Hit To Hit
3. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Sideways to New Italy
4. Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
5. Hazel English – Wake Up!
6. MAITA – Best Wishes
7. HAIM – Women In Music Pt. III
8. Diet Cig – Do You Wonder About Me?
9. The Airborne Toxic Event – Hollywood Park
10. The Strokes – The New Abnormal

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. The Beths – Jump Rope Gazers (Carpark)
2. My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall II (ATO)
3. Hum – Inlet (Polyvinyl)
4. Margo Price – That’s How Rumors Get Started (Loma Vista)
5. DMA’s – The Glow (BMG)
6. Mr. Ben and the Bens – Life Drawing (Bella Union/PIAS)
7. Down Time – Hurts Being Alive (Mutually Detrimental)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto
2. Christian Lee Hutson – Get The Old Band Back Together
3. 2nd Grade – Velodrome
4. Hazel English – Five and Dime
5. The Strokes – Not the Same Anymore
6. Mondo Cozmo – Upside Down
7. Grouplove – The Great Unknown
8. Becca Mancari – First Time
9. Diet Cig – Night Terrors
10. Matt Berninger – Serpentine Prison

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Music Report – July 8, 2020

by Jay Boeding on July 9, 2020

Christian Lee Hutson leaps over 2nd Grade and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever to lead this week’s album chart. Phoebe Bridgers moves up six to #4, with Hazel English rounding out the Top 5.

A light week for new album this week, as NACC isn’t charting for the holiday week. Water Liars surprised us with the release of their record Roll On recorded in 2015 but never released.

Diet Cig moves one spot to take the #1 song on our Songs Chart this week, after “Night Terrors” had an impressive debut on the chart at #2. Becca Mancari also jumps one place, with Man Man and chart debut “Kyoto” from Phoebe Bridgers in at #4.

Top 10 Albums of the Week

1. Christian Lee Hutson – Beginners
2. 2nd Grade – Hit To Hit
3. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Sideways to New Italy
4. Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
5. Hazel English – Wake Up!
6. MAITA – Best Wishes
7. HAIM – Women In Music Pt. III
8. Diet Cig – Do You Wonder About Me?
9. The Airborne Toxic Event – Hollywood Park
10. The Strokes – The New Abnormal

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Water Liars    Roll On (Constant Stranger)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Diet Cig – Night Terrors
2. Becca Mancari – First Time
3. Man Man – Cloud Nein
4. Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto
5. The Pack A.D. – It’s Okay
6. Christian Lee Hutson – Get The Old Band Back Together
7. Hazel English – Five and Dime
8. 2nd Grade – Velodrome
9. BOAT – So Many Reasons Your Hair Turns Grey…
10. The Strokes – Not the Same Anymore

 

 

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Music Report – July 1, 2020

by Jay Boeding on June 30, 2020

2nd Grade leads this week’s album chart with a terrific record Hit to Hit. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever gets knocked off the top perch into second, with Christian Lee Hutson and Diet Cig each moving up one spot. Woods jumps from #10 into the top five. Debuts on the Albums chart this week from Haim, The Airbourne Toxic Event and Phoebe Bridgers.

A strong group of 10 new records come to the playlist this week. Becca Mancari leads the list with The Greatest Part. Returning artists include Khruangbin, Japandroids, Twin Peaks and Dirty Projectors.

The Pack A.D. launch to the top of the Songs Chart with “It’s Okay”. Diet Cig has two songs on the chart this week, with “Night Terrors” debuting at #2. Other top 5 debuts this week from Becca Mancari and Man Man.

Top 10 Albums of the Week

1. 2nd Grade – Hit To Hit
2. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Sideways to New Italy
3. Christian Lee Hutson – Beginners
4. Diet Cig – Do You Wonder About Me?
5. Woods – Strange To Explain
6. MAITA – Best Wishes
7. HAIM – Women In Music Pt. III
8. Man Man – Dream Hunting In The Valley Of The In-Between
9. The Airborne Toxic Event – Hollywood Park
10. Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Becca Mancari – The Greatest Part (Captured Tracks)
2. Khruangbin – Mordechai (Dead Oceans)
3. Japandroids – Massey Fucking Hall (Anti-)
4. Twin Peaks – Side A EP (Grand Jury)
5. BOYO – Where Have All My Friends Gone? (Park The Van)
6. Mountain Time – Music For Looking Animals (Spartan)
7. The Vacant Lots – Interzone (Fuzz Club)
8. Dirty Projectors – Flight Tower [EP] (Domino)
9. Fake Shark – House Of Mirrors (Light Organ)
10. Sahara – Pure Glass (Hand Drawn Dracula)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. The Pack A.D. – It’s Okay
2. Diet Cig – Night Terrors
3. Becca Mancari – First Time
4. Man Man – Cloud Nein
5. Tame Impala – Breathe Deeper
6. Hazel English – Shaking
7. The Strokes – Brooklyn Bridge to Chorus
8. Anna Burch – Can’t Sleep
9. Fiona Apple – For Her
10. Diet Cig – Thriving

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Music Report – June 24, 2020

by Jay Boeding on June 24, 2020

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever holds at the top of the Album Chart. MAITA, 2nd Grade, Christian Lee Hutson and Woods make up an unchanged Top 5 this week.

Phoebe Bridgers new record Punisher leads the Added Albums Chart. Briads returns to our playlist with Shadow Offering. Compilation Saving for a Custom Van is the accumulation of Adam Schlesinger’s life in song, through the lens of 31 different artists including Jeff Rosenstock, Nada Surf, and more. Schlesinger lost his battle with COVID-19 this spring and was an Emmy-award winning songwriter and member of Fountains of Wayne.

Tame Impala jumps from #5 to #1 to top the Song Chart. JR JR moves up into the second spot, will Anna Burch and Car Seat Headrest enter the Top 5. The Airborne Toxic Event debuts on the Song Chart at #5.

Top 10 Albums of the Week

1. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Sideways to New Italy
2. MAITA – Best Wishes
3. 2nd Grade – Hit To Hit
4. Christian Lee Hutson – Beginners
5. Diet Cig – Do You Wonder About Me?
6. Thao and the Get Down Stay Down – Temple
7. Hazel English – Wake UP!
8. Perfume Genius – Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
9. Man Man – Dream Hunting In The Valley Of The In-Between
10. Woods – Strange To Explain

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher (Dead Oceans)
2. Braids – Shadow Offering (Secret City)
3. Various Artists – Saving For A Custom Van (Father Daughter / Wax-Nine)
4. Phantom Planet – Devastator (Gong / ADA)
5. Owen – The Avalanche (Polyvinyl)
6. Country Westerns – Country Westerns (Fat Possum)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Tame Impala – Breathe Deeper
2. JR JR – Good Ole Days
3. Anna Burch – Can’t Sleep
4. Car Seat Headrest – Martin
5. The Airborne Toxic Event – Come On Out
6. Fiona Apple – Cosmonauts
7. Diet Cig – Thriving
8. Arkells – Years In The Making
9. Trace Mountains – Lost in the Country
10. The Pack A.D. – It’s Okay

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Music Report – June 17, 2020

by Jay Boeding on June 16, 2020

It was a week of big moves on the Album and Song Charts! Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever new record “Sideways to New Italy” launched up from #9 into #1 on the Album Chart. MAITA showed strength with a nice move up to #2, with 2nd Grade jumping five spots with their terrific record Hit To Hit. Christian Lee Hutson has the highest Album Chart debut, with the album “Beginners” at #4. Last week’s top record Diet Cig moves to #5. Woods also debuts on the chart this week.

All the artists on the New Albums Added to the Playlist chart are making their playlist debut on DMPulse. Mondo Cozmo lead the list. GUM is singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Jay Watson from Tame Impala.

A significant shuffling of the deck on the singles chart this week. Trace Mountains jumps up five spots to take #1. Tops almost reaches the top, but falls one rung short. Fiona Apple moves up four places into #3, and JR JR and Tame Impala debut in the Top 5.

Top Ten Albums of the Week

1. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Sideways to New Italy
2. MAITA – Best Wishes
3. 2nd Grade – Hit To Hit
4. Christian Lee Hutson – Beginners
5. Diet Cig – Do You Wonder About Me?
6. Thao and the Get Down Stay Down – Temple
7. Hazel English – Wake UP!
8. Perfume Genius – Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
9. Man Man – Dream Hunting In The Valley Of The In-Between
10. Woods – Strange To Explain

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Mondo Cozmo – New Medicine (Last Gang)
2. Jehnny Beth – To Love Is To Live (20L07)
3. Sammy Brue – Crash Test Kid (New West)
4. Zoon – Bleached Wavves (Paper Bag)
5. GUM – Out In The World (Spinning Top)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Trace Mountains – Lost in the Country
2. Tops – I Feel Alive
3. Fiona Apple – Shameika
4. JR JR – Good Ole Days
5. Tame Impala – Breathe Deeper
6. Anna Burch – Can’t Sleep
7. Say Hi – Non-Linear Time vs. Misshapen Space
8. Moaning – Ego
9. Car Seat Headrest – Martin
10. The Beths – Dying to Believe

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Music Report – June 10, 2020

June 9, 2020

Diet Cig maintains the #1 spot on the Albums Chart this week on DMPulse. Hazel English moves up two into #2, with Thao and the Get Down Stay Down also up two into #3 with Temple. Man Man and Perfume Genius both crack the Top 5. Debuting in the Top 10 are MAITA, 2nd Grade [...]

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Music Report – June 3, 2020

June 2, 2020

Diet Cig jumps up three spots to be crowned our #1 record on the Albums Chart this week on DMPulse. After slipping down to #3, The Strokes bumps back up a notch, with Car Seat Headrest following. Hazel English is at #4 while debuting on the Top 10 is Thao and the Get Down Stay [...]

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Music Report – May 27, 2020

May 26, 2020

Car Seat Headrest earns the top spot on our Album Chart, jumping up four. Hazel English leads a group of six new records entering the Top 10 Albums Chart, debuting at #2. The Strokes slide into third, with Diet Cig and JR JR also making debuts in the Top 10. As the summer season kicks [...]

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Music Report – May 20, 2020

May 19, 2020

The Strokes stays at the #1 spot on our Album Chart. Fiona Apple is the runner-up with her critically-acclaimed new record. Margaret Glaspy, Born Ruffians, Moaning and Anna Burch are all strong records in this group. Thao and the Get Down Stay Down leads the pack of new albums this week. Hanni El Khatib and [...]

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Music Report – May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020

The Strokes vault into the #1 spot on our Album Chart. Fiona Apple is the runner-up with Fetch The Bolt Cutters. M. Ward holds with Anna Burch making a nice move from #8 to #4. Car Seat Headrest’s new record Making A Door Less Open debuts on the chart in the Top 5. The band [...]

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