Loud Rock Charts – First Week of January

Top Ten:

  1. BARONESS — Purple
  2. HATCHET — Fear Beyond Lunacy
  3. LEFTOVER CRACK — Constructs Of The State
  4. ZULUS — II
  5. GRAVE BABIES — Holographic Violence
  6. MADAME MAYHEM — Now You Know
  7. SHINING — International Blackjazz Society
  8. DRACONIAN — Sovran
  9. USELESS EATERS — Live In San Francisco
  10. LOVE JUNKIES — Blowing On The Devil’s Strumpet

Top Adds:

  • BARONESS — Purple
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Bowie is Gone… but Rock Charts are Back!

KZSC has shed many a tear in the last couple days over the loss of a legend. As Vonnegut would say, so it goes. In preparing the CMJ Charts & Adds for the week, I discovered this new B-side, “David Bowie Songs,” released by The Spook School just hours before Bowie’s passing. In addition to Blackstar itself, The Spook School’s Try To Be Hopeful was one of our Top 5 Adds this week at KZSC. Check out the remainder of our adds, charts, and some sweet songs below.

Top 10:

  1. FRANKIE COSMOS – Fit Me In EP
  2. GALACTIC – Into The Deep
  3. SHEER AGONY – Masterpiece
  4. TY SEGALL – Ty Rex
  5. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE – “FloriDada”
  6. CASS MCCOMBS – A Folk Set Apart
  7. JOANNA NEWSOM – Divers
  8. GRIMES – Art Angels
  9. WARM BRAINS – Big Wow
  10. THE MANTLES – All Odds End

Top 5 Adds:

  1. DAVID BOWIE – Blackstar
  2. THE SPOOK SCHOOL – Try To Be Hopeful
  3. THE BESNARD LAKES – A Coliseum Complex Museum
  4. WRAY – Hypatia
  5. SUNFLOWER BEAN – Show Me Your Seven Secrets EP

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New World Charts- 2016!!!

El niño is approaching and KZSC has a storm of its own! Here are the new musical releases to look for as we enter the new year. Stay worldly.

  1. Jonny Greenwood/Shye Ben Tzur/Rajastahan Express-Junun
  2. Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet-Intercambio
  3. Karavan Sarai Project-Woven Landscapes
  4. Sanjay Chitale and Sandeep Chowta-American Pilgrimage
  5. Gayasi Ross-Isskootsik (Before Here Was Here)
  6. Sean Robbins-Olanui
  7. Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with Arturo O’Farrill-Cuba:The Conversation Continues
  8. Boogat-Neo-Reconquista
  9. Stick Figure-Set in Stone
  10. Michael Franti and Spearhead-Once A Day Rise Up (EP)

 

  1. Mariachi Flor De Toloache-Mariachi Flor De Toloache
  2. Carla Morrison-Amor Supremo
  3. Elsa Y El Mar-Rey
  4. St.Germain-St.Germain
  5. Grupo Fantasma-Problemas

In the number one spot is Junun. This particular album is a staff favorite; it features composers Shye Ben Tzur and Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead backed by The Rajastan Express. With it’s mix of Hebrew, Hindi, and Urdu, and variety tempos; this album brings both a killer brass section and smooth traditional vocals.

 

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Loud Rock Charts – First Week of December

It’s December! AAAAAAAAAHGGGHGHGHRG DECEMBER! FINALS! WHY ARE YOU READING THIS?! GO STUDY FOR YOUR FINALS!!! GGRRAAAGAAGARHRGHARGHH!!!!!!!!!

  1. MEDICINE MOON – Medicine Moon EP
  2. KILLING JOKE – Pylon
  3. TYONDAI BRAXTON – Hive1 
  4. IAMX – Metanoia 
  5. ZULUS – II
  6. ATOM AGE – Hot Shame 
  7. GRAVE BABIES – Holographic Violence
  8. LOVE JUNKIES – Blowing On The Devil’s Strumpet 
  9. TIMMY’S ORGANISM – Heartless Heathen 
  10. SPORTS – All Of Something

Okay, FINE, take a break from studying. And instead, listen to this track off of Medicine Moon‘s EP:

https://medicinemoon.bandcamp.com/track/a-place-to-begin-2

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Last Week of November – Loud Rock Charts

Hopefully all you punks, metalheads, and rockers had a pleasant Thanksgiving. Or had a pleasant time explaining why Thanksgiving is rooted in genocide and jingoism. Or, perhaps best yet, simply had an opportunity over the past week to spend some time with the people who are dearest to you, whoever those people may be.

But none of that has anything to do with LOUD ROCK! Which is what you’re here for if you’ve read this far! So without further ado, let’s see this week’s choicest face-melting spins!

UURRRRGHRRAAAARGH!

Top Ten:

  1. ATOM AGE – Hot Shame 
  2. TIMMY’S ORGANISM – Heartless Heathen
  3. USELESS EATERS – Live In San Francisco
  4. BATTLES – La Di Da Di 
  5. LOOP 2.4.3 – Time-Machine
  6. LOVE JUNKIES – Blowing On The Devil’s Strumpet
  7. TYONDAI BRAXTON – Hive1 
  8. KILLING JOKE – Pylon
  9. ZULUS – II
  10. DEAFHEAVEN – New Bermuda 

Check out the title track off of The Atom Age’s latest album, Hot Shame!

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Loud Rock Charts – Third Week of November

Top Ten:

1 LEFTOVER CRACK Constructs of the State
2 KILLING JOKE Pylon
3 CHELSEA WOLFE Abyss
4 GRAVE BABIES Holographic Violence
5 ATOM AGE Hot Shame
6 TIMMY’S ORGANISM Heartless Heathen
7 GREYS Repulsion
8 USELESS EATERS Live In San Francisco
9 LOVE JUNKIES Blowing On The Devil’s Strumpet
10 BATTLES La Di Da Di