Each week I post the Top 20 College Radio Albums courtesy of CMJ (College Media Journal). Below are also 5 discs that I have in heavy rotation and an album that amazingly turns 10 years old in 2015, I call it my Spicy 6.
It didn’t take long for Alabama Shakes (pictured) to shoot up the chart and bump Courtney Barnett from the top spot. Three new albums make their debut in the countdown this week, including the latest effort from Mackenzie Scott, aka TORRES. The other two albums are from English rockers Blur and the Louisville, Kentucky rock band My Morning Jacket.
The latest album from MEW still holds first position in my compact disc player. Ten years ago this coming fall, a dude I worked with at the time, turned me on to the English indie electronic band Broadcast. Their third studio album Tender Buttons was met with critical acclaim. Listen to the only single from the album that turns 10 in September, “America’s Boy.”
Radio 200 Top 20 College Radio Album for the week of May 12, 2015:
1. ALABAMA SHAKES Sound And Color
2. COURTNEY BARNETT Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
3. WAXAHATCHEE Ivy Tripp
4. MIKAL CRONIN MCIII
5. TORO Y MOI What For?
6. SPEEDY ORTIZ Foil Deer
7. SUFJAN STEVENS Carrie And Lowell
8. BUILT TO SPILL Untethered Moon
9. BEST COAST California Nights
10. THE MOUNTAIN GOATS Beat The Champ
11. MY MORNING JACKET The Waterfall
12. MODEST MOUSE Strangers To Ourselves
13. METZ II
14. BLUR The Magic Whip
15. CHASTITY BELT Time To Go Home
16. CALEXICO Edge Of The Sun
17. DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Kintsugi
18. TORRES Sprinter
19. YOUNG FATHERS White Men Are Black Men Too
20. LOWER DENS Escape From Evil
The DJ DEEp Spicy Six:
1. MEW + -
2. LORD HURON Strange Trails
3. BEST COAST California Nights
4. COURTNEY BARNETT Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
5. PURITY RING Another Eternity
Dust this one off, it turns 10 in 2015!
6. BROADCAST Tender Buttons