So here is what we are looking at.
|1||2||1||1||8||JACK WHITE||Lazaretto||Third Man|
|2||1||2||1||8||PARQUET COURTS||Sunbathing Animal||What’s Your Rupture?|
|3||3||4||3||5||WHITE LUNG||Deep Fantasy||Domino|
|4||6||12||4||4||HOW TO DRESS WELL||What Is This Heart?||Weird World|
|5||4||7||4||4||A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW||Sea When Absent||Lefse|
|7||7||3||1||10||BLACK KEYS||Turn Blue||Nonesuch|
The only record that does not have a chance to go #1 right now out of these is Black Keys because they already started the fall. I would think Parquet Courts and Jack White have to be close to falling out and looking at the numbers the gap is only about 10 stations.
It is very interesting to see so many records bundled up with each of them having a legit chance for #1. As the number of stations decreases overall the number of stations it takes to make a difference for a record gets smaller as well. If White Lung, for example had one less CORE station they could easily be #6. If How to Dress Well had one more big CORE they could easily be #2.
It will be interesting to see. Perhaps if stations stopped playing really old records one of these newer ones would rise above the fray.
|69||63||51||1||17||MAC DEMARCO||Salad Days||Captured Tracks|
|113||73||104||2||19||CLOUD NOTHINGS||Here And Nowhere Else||Carpark-Mom And Pop|
|125||124||80||2||21||WAR ON DRUGS||Lost In The Dream||Secretly Canadian|
|145||145||89||1||23||ST. VINCENT||St. Vincent||Loma Vista|
I made the cutoff 15 weeks, but you could make an argument that 12 weeks on a chart is excessive. Thats 3 months! Of course stations can play whatever they want for as long as they want but if more of an emphasis was put on rotating in newer music maybe we would have a clearer vision of what the best records were.
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