We’re wrapping up July with it’s last full week of best-sellers tabulated and posted! Thom Yorke was dislodged from the number one slot by the overdue vinyl edition of Solange’s brilliant and bold When I Get Home. The record has a very free and exploratory feel and its exciting to listen to an artist push her boundaries even further after such a massive break out like her last dispatch A Seat At The Table. Give it a listen.
Not quite enough to overtake Thom Yorke in our CD charts, but we’ve also got a new Flaming Lips disc. King’s Mouth was originally released on Record Store Day, but now is entering wider release. These new recordings are a touch more whimsical and pull back a little from some of their more recent darker experimental tendencies. Its another fine entry into a career of psychedelic pop magic.
Also in our charts this week is the second LP from the most unlikely of rap duos with Bandana by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib. One a pure gangster crime-rapper, the other a crate-digger collagist and outsider producer. The combo is perfectly balanced. We don’t get a ton of rap titles in our top-tens but these guys are outstanding. (Well, actually Kate Tempest made our charts too! More on her another day!)