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.
Courtney Barnett continues her domination of the College Radio Album Chart as she has now spent four weeks in the top spot. Let’s meet this week’s seven new additions to the Top 20. The Brooklyn indie dance duo Matt and Kim (pictured) debut at #20, while the Cambridge, Mass. indietronica act Passion Pit comes in at #19. Meanwhile, the Scottish hip hop pop outfit Young Fathers is in at #18 and the Toronto noise rockers Metz debut at #15. Furthermore, the California indie rock duo Best Coast jumps 122 spots to #13, while Boise, Idaho indie stalwarts Built To Spill debut at #10. Finally, the sophomore effort from Alabama roots rock band Alabama Shakes moves 31 spots to debut at #3. My new #1 compact disc this week is the sixth studio album from Danish indie rockers MEW. In our fun look back at albums that turn 10 years old in 2015, let’s reflect on the debut album from the German indie rock band Art Brut. Enjoy the track “Formed A Band” from the album Bang Bang Rock & Roll.
Radio 200 Top 20 College Radio Album for the week of May 5, 2015:
1. COURTNEY BARNETT Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
2. WAXAHATCHEE Ivy Tripp
3. ALABAMA SHAKES Sound And Color
4. SUFJAN STEVENS Carrie And Lowell
5. TORO Y MOI What For?
6. MODEST MOUSE Strangers To Ourselves
7. SPEEDY ORTIZ Foil Deer
8. THE MOUNTAIN GOATS Beat The Champ
9. MIKAL CRONIN MCIII
10. BUILT TO SPILL Untethered Moon
11. DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Kintsugi
12. CHASTITY BELT Time To Go Home
13. BEST COAST California Nights
14. CALEXICO Edge Of The Sun
15. METZ II
16. LOWER DENS Escape From Evil
17. LAURA MARLING Short Movie
18. YOUNG FATHERS White Men Are Black Men Too
19. PASSION PIT Kindred
20. MATT AND KIM New Glow
The DJ DEEp Spicy Six:
1. MEW + -
2. COURTNEY BARNETT Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
3. PURITY RING Another Eternity
4. BEST COAST California Nights
5. DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Kintsugi
Dust this one off, it turns 10 in 2015!
6. ART BRUT Bang Bang Rock & Roll