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.
College Radio loves Thee Oh Sees! Their latest album is #1 for the third week in the last four. Four new albums make their debut in the Top 20, and Courtney Barnett returns to the countdown at #18. Making their debuts are Santa Monica, California indie popsters Cayucas at #19, and Forth Worth, Texas indie-gospel singer Leon Bridges at #17, who’s listening to indie-gospel? The other two new entries are from Omaha, Nebraska EMO legends Desaparecidos at #14, and Nashville, Tennessee indie buzzband Bully (pictured) at #7.
North London’s Wolf Alice is still my #1 compact disc of the week, but Bully is closing in. The English indie rock band Hard-Fi released their debut full-length Stars Of CCTV on the 4th of July ten years ago. The tune “Cash Machine” is a fun song.
Radio 200 Top 20 College Radio Album for the week of July 7, 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. JAMIE XX In Colour
6. PINS Wild Nights
7. BULLY Feels Like
8. ALABAMA SHAKES Sound And Color
9. BEST COAST California Nights
10. MY MORNING JACKET The Waterfall
11. SHARON VAN ETTEN I Don’t Want To Let You Down (EP)
12. NO JOY More Faithful
13. TWENTY ONE PILOTS Blurryface
14. DESAPARECIDOS Payola
15. METRIC The Shade (EP)
16. HEARTLESS BASTARDS Restless Ones
17. LEON BRIDGES Coming Home
18. COURTNEY BARNETT Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
19. CAYUCAS Dancing At The Blue Lagoon
20. FFS FFS
The DJ DEEp Spicy Six:
1. WOLF ALICE My Love Is Cool
2. BULLY Feels Like
3. MEW + –
4. COURTNEY BARNETT Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
5. LORD HURON Strange Trails
Dust this one off, it turns 10 in 2015!
6. HARD-FI Stars Of CCTV