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.
Alabama Shakes remain at #1 on the College Radio Album Chart for a second week. Four albums debut in the Top 20 countdown, including the sophomore efforts from British art-rockers Django Django and the Philadelphia grunge-folk act Hop Along (pictured). Also new to the countdown are the Florida indie rockers Surfer Blood and Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, who performs under the moniker The Tallest Man On Earth.
I can’t get enough of the new Lord Huron album! Do your ears a favor and pick it up, dare I say alt-country. On June 2nd I’ll be checking out Spoon at the North Park Theatre in San Diego. The Austin legends released their fifth studio album Gimme Fiction 10 years ago this past week. To get ready for the show, let’s enjoy “Sister Jack” and “I Turn My Camera On.”
Radio 200 Top 20 College Radio Album for the week of May 19, 2015:
1. ALABAMA SHAKES Sound And Color
2. COURTNEY BARNETT Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
3. MY MORNING JACKET The Waterfall
4. SPEEDY ORTIZ Foil Deer
5. MIKAL CRONIN MCIII
6. BEST COAST California Nights
7. BLUR The Magic Whip
8. BUILT TO SPILL Untethered Moon
9. WAXAHATCHEE Ivy Tripp
10. SUFJAN STEVENS Carrie And Lowell
11. METZ II
12. TORO Y MOI What For?
13. THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH Dark Bird Is Home
14. SURFER BLOOD 1000 Palms
15. TORRES Sprinter
16. HOP ALONG Painted Shut
17. MODEST MOUSE Strangers To Ourselves
18. DJANGO DJANGO Born Under Saturn
19. THE MOUNTAIN GOATS Beat The Champ
20. CALEXICO Edge Of The Sun
The DJ DEEp Spicy Six:
1. LORD HURON Strange Trails
2. BEST COAST California Nights
3. MEW + –
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. SPOON Gimme Fiction