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.
Thee Oh Sees (pictured) trade spots with Hot Chip, and take over the top honors on the College Radio Album Chart for the second time in three weeks. Three new albums make their debut in the Top 20 including the sophomore release from the British all-girl rock band PINS. The other two new entries are from the supergroup formed by members of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, who simply call themselves FFS, and experimental veteran Jim O’Rourke.
I’ve been singing the praises of North London’s Wolf Alice for a few years, now you know what all the fuss was about. The band’s full length debut is in the lead position in my CD changer. Speaking of Franz Ferdinand, their sophomore effort You Could Have It So Much Better turns 10 years old this fall. “Do You Want To” was probably the biggest single from their disappointing follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2004 debut.
Radio 200 Top 20 College Radio Album for the week of June 30, 2015:
1. THEE OH SEES Mutilator Defeated At Last
2. HOT CHIP Why Make Sense?
3. UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA Multi-Love
4. GIRLPOOL Before The World Was Big
5. NO JOY More Faithful
6. JAMIE XX In Colour
7. ALABAMA SHAKES Sound And Color
8. MY MORNING JACKET The Waterfall
9. PINS Wild Nights
10. BEST COAST California Nights
11. SHARON VAN ETTEN I Don’t Want To Let You Down (EP)
12. SURFER BLOOD 1000 Palms
13. HEARTLESS BASTARDS Restless Ones
14. FFS FFS
15. TWENTY ONE PILOTS Blurryface
16. BLUR The Magic Whip
17. DJANGO DJANGO Born Under Saturn
18. ICKY BLOSSOMS Mask
19. HOP ALONG Painted Shut
20. JIM O’ROURKE Simple Songs
The DJ DEEp Spicy Six:
1. WOLF ALICE My Love Is Cool
2. LORD HURON Strange Trails
3. MEW + -
4. BULLY Feels Like
5. COURTNEY BARNETT Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Dust this one off, it turns 10 in 2015!
6. FRANZ FERDINAND You Could Have It So Much Better