July is pretty exciting .....
ok it is not. That was a lie.
However this week we did see another flip flop between #1's Thee Oh Sees took BACK the #1 spot from Hot Chip in a pretty tight week. Unknown Mortal Orchestra remained at #3 and could still have a chance at #1. However with the holiday coming up this weekend it will be interesting to see how that has an impact on the charts. We could see another flip flop next week and it would not shock me.
It is curious to see that the second year in a row we have a return #1 when we had not seen one in such a long time. I am not sure it really means anything but something to keep an eye on.
This week's #1 add was the easiest to call in some time with 2 indies pushing him and a boatload of hype behind him Leon Bridges took the top spot with 81 adds... Might not seem like much but when there are only 192 reporters getting half the stations to add a record is pretty good. Leon Bridges also had a nice debut in the top 100. I don't want to get carried away but with a lack of other contenders perhaps we see a run to #1 with him. Timing seems right. Lack of competition. Loads of Hype. Good record. Widespread appeal. Something to keep an eye on.
I hope everyone is doing something exciting for the 4th! This week also marks Steve's, Canada and my very own birthdays! So go celebrate. Buy yourself some cake.
I will be celebrating by taking next week off from writing this... you might also think i took this week off from writing this... perhaps.
Thanks for reading.