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.
After only one week in the top spot, My Morning Jacket falls to #3, as the latest effort from Thee Oh Sees takes over at #1. Three new albums make their debut in the Top 20 including the debut LP from disco extraordinaire Shamir Bailey. The other two new entries are from Jamie XX (pictured) and an extended play from Sharon Van Etten.
The sophomore effort from Lord Huron is still my #1 compact disc. Recently, the latest album from Sufjan Stevens fell out of the Top 20. Ten years ago his fifth studio album Illinois was released. Illinois is home to the only Sufjan Stevens song I think I like, let’s enjoy “Chicago.”
Radio 200 Top 20 College Radio Album for the week of June 16, 2015:
1. THEE OH SEES Mutilator Defeated At Last
2. HOT CHIP Why Make Sense?
3. MY MORNING JACKET The Waterfall
4. UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA Multi-Love
5. ALABAMA SHAKES Sound And Color
6. BEST COAST California Nights
7. BLUR The Magic Whip
8. DJANGO DJANGO Born Under Saturn
9. GIRLPOOL Before The World Was Big
10. SHARON VAN ETTEN I Don’t Want To Let You Down (EP)
11. SURFER BLOOD 1000 Palms
12. HOP ALONG Painted Shut
13. COURTNEY BARNETT Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
14. HEARTLESS BASTARDS Restless Ones
15. JAMIE XX In Colour
16. JOANNA GRUESOME Peanut Butter
17. THE HELIO SEQUENCE The Helio Sequence
18. BUILT TO SPILL Untethered Moon
19. SHAMIR Ratchet
20. THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH Dark Bird Is Home
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. SUFJAN STEVENS Illinois