WAMH Charts 4/2/12

Here’s the top 15 at WAMH from this past week:

1. Shins – Port of Morrow: May or may not change your life.

2. The Men – Open Your Heart: Rock revivalists take on many different genres/eras, do a uniformly fantastic job.

3. Julia Holter – Ekstasis: Greek myth indebted classicist goes pop, crafts a quite beautiful record in the process.

4. Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself: Indie folk hero’s latest seems to be well liked.

5. Grimes – Visions: Indie’s hottest new act of the year with an album of warped, high-pitched electropop.

6. Danny Brown – “Grown Up”: Underground hip-hop favorite releases a transcendent pump up/feel good single.

7. Black Keys – El Camino: Blues rock’s biggest institution (right now) with another satisfying record.

8. Menzingers – On the Impossible Past: Gaslight Anthem by way of Green Day (or the Thermals?) punk band craft perhaps the year’s best record so far with kickass Americana punk

9. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory: Emo-indebted album of the year contender from a guy who started out copping Jay Reatard

10. El-P – “The Full Retard”: Killer lead single for the upcoming album from one of underground hip-hop’s greatest.

11. Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror: Another noise pop record (might lean slightly more towards pop than towards noise this time)

12. Tanlines – Mixed Emotions: Not sure

13. Torche – “Kicking”: The poppiest (and one of the best) “metal” songs you’ll hear all year.

14. Lambchop – Mr. M: Quiet, subtle, and brooding, but rich with detail and off-kilter songcraft.

15. Twilight Sad – No One Can Ever Know: Not sure

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