The last 2 weeks have seen Animal Collective hold strong at #1. We have also had 2 relatively weak add weeks with both #1 added records taking in under 100 adds. There are some records getting closer to Animal Collective. Santigold and Thao and the Get Down Stay Down both are within striking distance. I think Animal Collective has a good chance of staying at #1 though.
Right behind Santigold and Thao and the Get Down Stay Down is the new Charles Bradley record coming in hot at #4. I think he would need a lot to jump those two to get #1 but it is a very impressive showing. The one record I am having a hard time figuring out right now is the new M. Ward record. While it did get a less than impressive review on Pitchfork he has done very well in the past. I know the last record was a top 5 record and really just thought it would build off of that. Of course it is hard to know when you are not working the record. Could be a lack of hard copies. Could a ton of other factors we don't know about. I know the week it went for ADDS I really thought it would run away with #1 most added. It came in a strong second though and that perhaps should of been a sign.
|1||104||THAO AND THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN||A Man Alive||Ribbon|
|2||96||M. WARD||More Rain||Merge|
|3||65||LA SERA||Music For Listening To Music To||Polyvinyl|
|4||51||DAMIEN JURADO||Visions Of Us On The Land||Secretly Canadian|
|5||47||PRINCE RAMA||Xtreme Now||Carpark|
There is still time of course for M. Ward to have a great run at radio just very interesting to see it sluggish out of the gate.
I wanted to also take a quick look at the singles on the chart. I have seen a lot more singles charting lately and I am not sure if it is a real shift in station programing as college radio has always been an album based format or just people getting really excited about a select few records. So let's take a look.
|55||63||90||55||4||LAKE STREET DIVE||"Call Of Your Dogs" [Single]||Nonesuch|
|84||85||-||84||2||M83||"Do It, Try It" [Single]||Mute|
|139||-||-||139||1||YEASAYER||"Silly Me" B/w "I Am Chemistry" [Single]||Mute|
|161||-||-||161||1||SHEL||"You Could Be My Baby" [Single]||Moraine|
|176||-||-||176||1||THEE OH SEES||"Fortress" [Single]||Castle Face|
|90||182||162||162||5||ANDREW BIRD||"Capsized" [Single]||Loma Vista|
So currently 6 singles charting at college radio. Looks like a preview of a few #1 records, or potential #1 records out there. Any single in the top 100 is pretty serious. What do we think of singles charting or what if there was a singles chart? I am not sure enough stations chart singles to warrant such a thing but interesting to think about.
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