Here’s another edition of WAMH’s top 30 charts from this past week. Enjoy and check out some of these records when you get the chance:
1. Miguel – Kaelidoscope Dream: Impossibly smooth jam fest from a dude out to prove that R&B ain’t just Frankie Ocean’s game.
2. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes: Pared back but still dope follow up to the breakout 2010 record from the avant-garde electronic hip-hop jazz genius.
3. Cat Power – Sun: Cat Power goes pop, continues to be one of the leading voices in indie songwriting.
4. Ty Segall – Twins: Ridiculously prolific garage rock stud with another highly playable set of catchy tunes.
5. Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet on Sky: The elder statesman of noisy fuzz-rock, Dinosaur Jr. prove that their first two reunion albums weren’t flukes (not that they needed to).
6. Crystal Castles – “Wrath of God”: Haunting new single from the forthcoming album but standout Knife-inspired electropop duo.
7. The xx – Coexist: Minimalist indie pop band goes for round 2, continues being minimal/sleek.
8. Tame Impala – Lonerism: Like the Olivia Tremor Control but less inspired (though not altogether bad).
9. Swans – The Seer: Micheal Gira might be God.
10. Grizzly Bear – Shields: What might be boring in the hands of lesser musicians (harmonized wuss-folk) is transcendent when done by the masters themselves.
11. Animal Collective – Centipede Hz: Weird, wild, answer to those who thought the indie/experimental institution had gone pop for good.
12. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind: Obviously brilliant new one that continues to straddle the metal/hardcore divide from one of the great extreme bands of that last couple decades.
13. How to Dress Well – Total Loss: White guys can do smooth R&B as well
14. Jens Lekman – I Know What Love Isn’t: Fine new record from the much beloved wit-pop extrordinaire
15. Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits: Indie rock figureheads come together to form a quality supergroup
16. Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers I1
17. Dan Deacon – America
18. Titus Andronicus – Local Business
19. King Tuff – Screaming Skull 7″
20. Laetitia Sadler – Silencio
21. Dum Dum Girls – End of Daze
22. Metz – Metz
23. Jessie Ware – Devotion
24. Freddie Gibbs – Baby Face Killah
25. Passion Pit – Gossamer
26. Purity Ring – Shrines
27. G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer
28. Solange – “Losing You”
29. Wild Nothing – Nocturne
30. Cult of Youth – Love Will Prevail