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Music Report – March 17, 2021

by Jay Boeding on March 17, 2021

Holding the top rung of the album chart again this week, The Hold Steady is #1 with Open Door Policy. Julien Baker leaps from #10 last week into the #2 spot on the chart, with Small Sins remaining at #3. Katy Kirby and Kiwi Jr. go #4 & #5.

Many familiar names return to our playlist with new releases. Grouplove surprised with a new album This Is This. The Paper Kites and Born Ruffians have graced our airwaves for years!

Toronto’s Kiwi Jr. is the top song of the week with “Cooler Returns”. Alaska Reid drops to second, with Katy Kirby holding at #3. Legends Teenage Fanclub debut in the Top 10 at #4 with Buck Meek down one to #5.

Top 10 Albums of the Week

1. The Hold Steady – Open Door Policy
2. Julien Baker – Little Oblivions
3. Small Sins – Volume II
4. Katy Kirby – Cool Dry Place
5. Kiwi Jr. – Cooler Returns
6. Goat Girl – On All Fours
7. Valley Maker – When the Day Leaves
8. Claud – Super Monster
9. TOLEDO – Jockeys of Love
10. Cloud Nothings – The Shadow I Remember

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Grouplove – This Is This (Atlantic)
2. The Paper Kites – Roses (Nettwerk)
3. Born Ruffians – Pulp EP (Yep Roc)
4. Corvair – Corvair (Paper Walls)
5. Postdata – Twin Flames (Paper Bag)
6. Valerie June – The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers (Fantasy/Concord)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Kiwi Jr. – Cooler Returns
2. Alaska Reid – Big Bunny
3. Katy Kirby – Juniper
4. Teenage Fanclub – I’m More Inclined
5. Buck Meek – Pareidolia
6. Still Corners – White Sands
7. Slaughter Beach, Dog – Are You There
8. Goat Girl – Sad Cowboy
9. Quarter-Life Crisis – Waterfall
10. Julia Stone – We All Have

 

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