Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Stop everything! 2 weeks in a row with 200 stations it was enough to crash CMJ for an  hour or so yesterday. Such excitement!

This weeks ADDS were a bit of a surprise to me. I thought for sure, as did many of you based on the twitter poll, that Beach Slang would take #1 and it's not unusual for me to be wrong but it wasn't even close.

182LVL UPReturn To LoveSUB POP
257BEACH SLANGA Loud Bash Of Teenage FeelingsPolyvinyl
348EZTVHigh In PlaceCaptured Tracks
446DEVENDRA BANHARTApe In Pink MarbleNonesuch
741AGAINST ME!Shape Shift With MeTotal Treble
840WARPAINTHeads UpRough Trade
939WYTCHESAll Your Happy LifeHeavenly-Pias

It was LVL UP and everyone else. Devendra Barnhart and How to Dress well have had #1 records in the past and I would imagine that would be the expectation this time around as well so it will be interesting to see how they come out of the gate next week. Sometimes you see a disappointing add week but then the record will debut but none of the records aside from LVL UP had a debut this week. 

On the charts it is still the Angel Olsen show and I have no idea when it will come to an end. I was expecting the number of supporters to start to drop this week but it continues to go up.  The last 3 weeks have gone 108, 125 and now 128 ( number of stations). 

Wilco moved up into the #2 spot but the gap is sill pretty large.  Having only been out there for 2 seeks the number of stations has gone from 88 to 108.  So there is still a lot of gains to be made. I would think the gap would get smaller this next week and perhaps in 2 weeks be in a position to take the title from Angel Olsen. 

You can see it on Spinitron as well where the gap is 165 for Angel Olsen and 128 for Wilco. Always like to see them line up.  While we are speaking of Spinitron they quietly rolled out an update under the NEWS tab on their site that includes links to Search and live recent spins

As far as the other alternative NACC the charts come out too late to be included in the weekly recaps. 

Some records to keep an eye on on the charts. Allah-las made the move up to #5.  Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds follow up the #1 most added performance with what is a top 10 debut at #8.  De La Soul continues to climb up the chart and could have a real shot at top 5. 

Cass McCombs made a jump into the top 10 from #15, and Flock of Dimes had a huge 2nd week going from #45 to #15.  The oldest record in the top 40 Car Seat Headrest is at #37 having been on the charts for 18 weeks of far.   

Frank Ocean is a fun one to look at. When you look at the spin data he comes in 3rd with 113 spins. All of the other records with high spin counts are pretty close to their position on the top 200 chart. But Frank Ocean comes in at #54 with a peak of #51. Still thats pretty impressive with no real push at college radio. 

Thank you for reading. Check in on Thursday when we go over the ADDS for the next week. 
and lets continue the conversation on Twitter. 

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