For those looking for music recommendations or interested in seeing what’s most popular here at WAMH right now, we’ve decided to post our charts. Here’s a top 15 for you and in the future, if you want to hear what WAMH’s been playing in the past week, tune in on Sunday nights, 8-10 PM.
1. Grimes – Visions
Warped electropop from Canada’s own Claire Boucher
2. The Roots - undun
Sufjan Stevens inspired concept album from the veteran hip hop crew.
3. Schoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions
Hard, weird rap from Kendrick Lamar’s Black Hippy buddy, featuring samples of Genesis, Portishead, and the Lissie cover of Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit of Happiness”
4. The Weeknd – Echoes of Silence
The last mixtape in The Weeknd’s stellar, attention grabbing muted R&B trilogy.
5. Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
Less violent but just as poppy second offering from the pioneering sludge-pop duo
6. M.I.A. – “Bad Girls”
Killer new single (far better than anything off Maya) returns M.I.A. to her swagger pop roots.
7. Rick Ross – Rich Forever
Jam-packed free mixtape from the current king of coke rap.
8. Damien Jurado – Maraqopa
Newest from the veteran indie songwriter.
9. Wale – Ambition
Popular DC rap stud.
10. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
Steve Albini produced early album of 2012 contender rocks hard, harkening back to Cap’N Jazz.
11. Perfume Genius – Put Your Back In 2 It
Up and coming songwriter tells intimate tales behind a hushed but evocative voice. Listen with headphones by yourself.
12. Archers of Loaf – Vee Vee
Classic 90s indie rock jocks get a reissue of their top notch second album.
13. Black Keys – El Camino
Riding a wave of fame, Black Keys put out another strong blues rook joint.
14. A$AP Rocky – Livelovea$ap
The new king of swag rap, A$AP Rocky has the gift of flow and an ear for woozy production.
15. Liberteer – Better to Die on Your Feet than Live on Your Knees
Politics come to the forefront as grindcore collides with the sounds of American military marches.