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Music Report – October 21, 2020

by Jay Boeding on October 21, 2020

Flaming Lips maintains the top album on this week’s Album Chart. Holding steady at number two and three are Fleet Foxes and Cults. Sylvan Esso Free Love climbs four to #4 and Cayucas is up two spots to #5.

Bahamas leads this week’s new albums added to the playlist. Beabadoobee is getting lots of buzz, and we’ve already played two songs off this record.

Bully tops the chart after being #5 last week. The Cribs makes the biggest jump of the week, up six places to #2. Pottery debuts on the Top 10 at #3, with Mountain Time and Girl Friday both cracking the Top 5.

Top 10 Albums of the Week

1. The Flaming Lips – American Head
2. Fleet Foxes – Shore
3. Cults – Host
4. Sylvan Esso – Free Love
5. Cayucas – Blue Summer
6. Bob Mould – Blue Hearts
7. Dawes – Good Luck With Whatever
8. Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension
9. Samia – The Baby
10. Future Islands – As Long As You Are

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Bahamas – Sad Hunk (Brushfire/Universal)
2. Beabadoobee – Fake It Flowers (Dirty Hit)
3. Helena Deland – Someone New (Luminelle)
4. Okey Dokey – Once Upon One Time (Park The Van)
5. Terra Lightfoot – Consider The Speed (Sonic Unyon)
6. Matt Berninger – Serpentine Prison (Book/Concord)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Bully – Every Tradition
2. The Cribs – Running Into You
3. Pottery – Down In The Dumps
4. Mountain Time – Rosemary, Etc.
5. Girl Friday – This Is Not The Indie Rock I Signed Up For
6. Bright Eyes – Mariana Trench
7. Dan Croll – Surreal
8. Hannah Georgas – Dreams
9. Sad13 – Oops…!
10. Dawes – Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?

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Music Report – October 14, 2020

by Jay Boeding on October 13, 2020

The Flaming Lips bumps Cults from the top spot on this week’s album chart! Fleet Foxes looks to be a force as it powers up six to second place, as Cults lands at #3 and Bob Mould debuts in the Top 10 at #4.

Future Islands leads another group of familiar and new artists to the DMPulse playlist. Slow Pulp and Drew Citron and newcomers, while we also have new releases from legends like Travis and Yo La Tengo.

Bright Eyes leaps to #1 on the Song Chart, going up six to take the top rung. Dawes moves down to #2, with another big mover, The Darcys cracking the top 5 at #3. Dream Wife and Bully both make chart debuts in the Top 5.

Top 10 Albums of the Week

1. The Flaming Lips – American Head
2. Fleet Foxes – Shore
3. Cults – Host
4. Bob Mould – Blue Hearts
5. Bright Eyes – Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was
6. San Cisco – Between You And Me
7. Cayucas – Blue Summer
8. Sylvan Esso – Free Love
9. Dawes – Good Luck With Whatever
10. Everything Everything – Re-Animator

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Future Islands – As Long As You Are (4AD/Beggars Group)
2. Slow Pulp – Moveys (Winspear)
3. Drew Citron – Free Now (Park The Van)
4. Travis – 10 Songs (BMG)
5. Yo La Tengo – Sleepless Nights [EP] (Matador/Beggars)
6. The Goodbye Party – Beautiful Motors (Double Double Whammy)
7. Woodlock – Collateral (Nettwerk)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Bright Eyes – Mariana Trench
2. Dawes – Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?
3. The Darcys – Look Me In The Eyes
4. Dream Wife – Old Flame
5. Bully – Every Tradition
6. Young Jesus – (un)knowing
7. Mountain Time – Rosemary, Etc.
8. The Cribs – Running Into You
9. Girl Friday – This Is Not The Indie Rock I Signed Up For
10. Sylvan Esso – Ferris Wheel

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Music Report – October 7, 2020

by Jay Boeding on October 6, 2020

Cults holds at #1 on the Album Chart. Flaming Lips moves up three to the runner up spot. Doves climbs one, San Cisco goes from seven to #4 and Bright Eyes remains in the Top 5. Album chart debuts from Sylvan Esso and Cayucas this week.

Dawes headlines a big week of new albums added! Laura Jane Grace and Kurt Vile return with new tunes, as well as a reissue from Rilo Kiley. Several artists making their presence known for the first time on DMPulse, lead by Working Men’s Club and Yves Jarvis.

Dawes makes a leap to #1, climbing up four spots on the Songs Chart. Last week’s number one, Sylvan Esso nudges down one to #2. Fontaines D.C. climbed up six spots, and beabadoobee cracks the top 5. Other top10 debuts this week from Bright Eyes, Darcys and BOYO.

Top 10 Albums of the Week

1. Cults – Host
2. The Flaming Lips – American Head
3. Doves – The Universal Want
4. San Cisco – Between You And Me
5. Bright Eyes – Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was
6. Samia – The Baby
7. Bully – SUGAREGG
8. Fleet Foxes – Shore
9. Sylvan Esso – Free Love
10. Cayucas – Blue Summer

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Dawes – Good Luck With Whatever (HUB/Rounder)
2. Working Men’s Club – Working Men’s Club (Heavenly/PIAS)
3. Yves Jarvis – Sundry Rock Song Stock (Anti-)
4. Laura Jane Grace – Stay Alive (Polyvinyl)
5. Rilo Kiley – Rilo Kiley (Little) (Reissue)
6. Hen Ogledd – Free Humans (Weird World)
7. Elvis Perkins – Creation Myths (MIR/Petaluma)
8. Misty Boyce – Genesis (Self-Released)
9. Kurt Vile – Speed, Sound, Lonely KV [EP] (Matador/Beggars)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Dawes – Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?
2. Sylvan Esso – Ferris Wheel
3. Fontaines D.C. – Televised Mind
4. Dream Wife – RH RN
5. beabadoobee – Care
6. Mondo Cozmo – Come On
7. Bright Eyes – Mariana Trench
8. Water Liars – Darkest Road
9. The Darcys – Look Me In The Eyes
10. BOYO – Summer Home

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Music Report – Sept. 30, 2020

by Jay Boeding on September 29, 2020

Cults leapfrogs over Bright Eyes and Bully to wear the crown of the #1 album on our chart. Next, Bright Eyes and Bully each moving down one notch, Doves up one to #4, and Flaming Lips enters the Top 5 after debuting on the chart last week at #10.

It’s an all-star lineup of new albums added to DMPulse’s playlist this week. When indie rock icon Bob Mould comes in fifth on the list, you know it an incredible week!

Sylvan Esso tops the charts with “Ferris Wheel”. Mondo Cozmo jumps four to #2 and Water Liars follows the same path up from #7 to #3. Pottery cracks the top 5 along with the highest chart debut this week, Dawes.

Top 10 Albums of the Week

1. Cults – Host
2.  Bright Eyes – Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was
3. Bully – SUGAREGG
4. Doves – The Universal Want
5. The Flaming Lips – American Head
6. Girl Friday – Androgynous Mary
7. San Cisco – Between You And Me
8. Delta Spirit – What Is There
9. Samia – The Baby
10. Everything Everything – Re-Animator

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Fleet Foxes – Shore (Anti-)
2. Cayucas – Blue Summer (Park the Van)
3. Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension (Asthmatic Kitty)
4. Surfer Blood – Carefree Theatre (Kanine)
5. Bob Mould – Blue Hearts (Merge)
6. Sylvan Esso – Free Love (Loma Vista)
7. Sad13 – Haunted Painting (Wax Nine Records)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Sylvan Esso – Ferris Wheel
2. Mondo Cozmo – Come On
3. Water Liars – Darkest Road
4. Pottery – Hot Heater
5. Dawes – Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?
6. Cults – Trials
7. Dream Wife – RH RN
8. Dizzy – Roman Candles
9. Fontaines D.C. – Televised Mind
10. beabadoobee – Care

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Music Report – September 23, 2020

by Jay Boeding on September 23, 2020

Bright Eyes tops the album chart this week with “Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was”. Bully doesn’t slide far, only dropping one place to #2. Cults has the highest chart debut, bringing “Trial” to #3 with Girl Friday and another chart debut from Doves rounding out the Top 5. Delta Spirit, Cut Copy and Flaming Lips all debut on the Album Chart this week too.

Ryan and Pony are two members of The Melismatics, which we’ve featured on DMPulse before, while Will Butler is one of the Butler brothers in Arcade Fire. Into It Over It returns to the playlist, and Deradoorian returns too, but they used to be known at Dirty Projectors.

Cults jumps four spots to take #1, with Dizzy jumping five notches, but falling short to be runner-up. The Beths move up five with Sylvan Esso debuting in the Top 10.

Top 10 Albums of the Week

1.  Bright Eyes – Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was
2. Bully – SUGAREGG
3. Cults – Host
4. Girl Friday – Androgynous Mary
5. Doves – The Universal Want
6. Dehd – Flower of Devotion
7. Dream Wife – So When You Gonna…
8. Delta Spirit – What Is There
9. Cut Copy – Freeze, Melt
10. The Flaming Lips – American Head

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Ryan and Pony – Moshi Moshi (Pravda)
2. Will Butler – Generations (Merge)
3. Into It Over It – Figure (Triple Crown)
4. Deradoorian – Find The Sun (Anti-)
5. Gus Dapperton – Orca (AWAL)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Cults – Trials
2. Dizzy – Roman Candles
3. The Beths – I’m Not Getting Excited
4. Sylvan Esso – Ferris Wheel
5. Dream Wife – Hasta La Vista
6. Mondo Cozmo – Come On
7. Water Liars – Darkest Road
8. BOYO – Backseat Driver
9. Pottery – Hot Heater
10. Khruangbin – So We Won’t Forget

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Music Report – September 16, 2020

September 15, 2020

Bully jumps to the top of the Album Chart this week with “Sugaregg”. Last week’s chart-topper Dream Wife falls to #2, and the biggest gainer of the week is Illuminati Hotties moving up six to #3. Dizzy has an impressive move as well, up to #4 with chart debuts from Bright Eyes and Girl Friday. [...]

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Music Report – September 9, 2020

September 8, 2020

Dream Wife makes an impressive gain on the Album Charts, moving up three to take the prize this week. Dehd holds at #2, with last week’s top album from Washed Out slipping down to #3. Our biggest mover this week is Bully, gaining six places on the chart, from #10 to #4 this week. Fast [...]

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Music Report – September 2, 2020

September 1, 2020

Washed Out moves into the #1 place on the Top 10 Albums of the Week Chart for DMPulse. Last week’s #1 from Dehd moves down one, as does Fontaines D.C. Dream Wife moves up one and The Naked and Famous take #5. Fast Romantics and Bully debut on the Top 10. Anther big list of [...]

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Music Report – August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020

Chicago band DEHD makes an impressive push into the #1 spot on this week’s album chart. Fontaines D.C. moves up three and Washed Out moves up four. Water Liars slides from last week’s top rung into #4 with Dream Wife down to #5. The highest Top Album Chart debut of the week belongs to Illuminati [...]

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Music Report – August 19, 2020

August 18, 2020

Water Liars continues atop the Album Chart for the second week. No chance at #2 and #3 with The Beths and Dream Wife holding. DEHD cracks the Top 5, moving up two to #4. Fontaines D.C. makes its chart debut with new record “A Hero’s Death”. Two albums get added to the playlist this week, [...]

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