Here’s the weekly Top 20 College Radio Albums from the Radio 200 list published by CMJ (College Media Journal). The reputable rag surveys up to 600 college radio stations of a weekly basis to compute the list.
In addition, here’s my Spicy Six Albums of the week. These are the six albums that can’t find their way out of my six disc changer. The list consists of my Top 5 Albums of the week, and one Heritage Album that’s worth dusting off and giving a listen.
Here’s the lists:
December is traditionally a quiet time for new releases and the this week’s College Radio Album Chart reflect that. No change at the top of the College Radio Album Chart, and very little change within the Top 20. TV On The Radio holds the #1 spot for a third week, and only two new albums enter the countdown. The second 2014 release from Parkay Quarts (pictured) jumps 60 spots to debut at #5. The other new addition to the countdown is the fourth album from the Cleveland, Ohio duo Mr. Gnome. The 2:54 remains at #1 on my Spicy Six list. When was the last time you listened to “Sowing The Seeds Of Love” from Tears For Fears?
Radio 200 Top 20 College Radio Album for the week of December 9, 2014:
1. TV ON THE RADIO Seeds
2. DEERHOOF La Isla Bonita
3. ARIEL PINK Pom Pom
4. PANDA BEAR Mr. Noah
5. PARKAY QUARTS Content Nausea
6. HOOKWORMS The Hum
7. THE NEW BASEMENT TAPES Lost On The River
8. LES SINS Michael
9. CARIBOU Our Love
10. FLAKE MUSIC When You Land Here, It’s Time To Return
11. TY SEGALL $ingle$ 2
12. RUN THE JEWELS Run The Jewels 2
13. KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
14. FOXYGEN …And Star Power
15. COLD WAR KIDS Hold My Home
16. MR. GNOME The Heart Of A Dark Star
17. KING TUFF Black Moon Spell
18. NOTS We Are Nots
19. EX HEX Rips
20. FLYING LOTUS You’re Dead!
The DJ DEEp Spicy Six:
1. 2:54 The Other I
2. TV ON THE RADIO Seeds
3. PARKAY QUARTS Content Nausea
4. HAERTS Haerts
5. ALT-J This Is All Yours
Heritage Album Of The Week
6. TEARS FOR FEARS Sowing The Seeds Of Love