Sunday, 12 August 2012

Music Chart - July 2012

Better late than never (blame the London 2012 Olympics)... Here's a summary of July's new music.

Starting off with a strange new album from Fiona Apple entitled The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do - this is getting great reviews but even after several listens I just don't hear it. Moving on, Linkin Park are back with a powerful new record Living Things, as are Metric with Synthetica and The King Blues with a more sedate and controlled album Long Live The Struggle. The gorgeous Mutual Friends by Boy is a real surprise, as is Moth by Exlovers and Wild Peace by Echo Lake to complete a sublime trio. The House That Jack Built by Jesca Hoop doesn't live up to the promise of lead song Born To while Billy Corgan brings Smashing Pumpkins back from the brink with the gutsy Oceania. Wonderful vibrant emo from Mixtapes' Even On The Worst Nights is excellent, as is Shrines by Purity Ring. Passion Pit return with the predictable Gossamer and to finish the month off, The Gaslight Anthem show real progression with the impressive Handwritten.
  1. Shallow Bed by Dry The River 
  2. Valtari by Sigur Ros
  3. The Lion's Roar by First Aid Kit
  4. Bloom by Beach House 
  5. Ssss by Vcmg
  6. Generation Freakshow by Feeder
  7. Celebration Rock by Japandroids
  8. The Ghost In Daylight by Gravenhurst
  9. Sweet Heart Sweet Light by Spiritualized
  10. Ghostory by School of Seven Bells
  11. Born And Raised by John Mayer
  12. Like Drawing Blood by Gotye 
  13. An Awesome Wave by Alt-J 
  14. Banga by Patti Smith
  15. Instinct by Niki And The Dove
  16. Electric Cables by Lightships
  17. Even On The Worst Nights by Mixtapes
  18. Oceania by Smashing Pumpkins
  19. Blood Speaks by Smoke Fairies 
  20. Handwritten by The Gaslight Anthem
  21. The Light The Dead Can See by Soulsavers
  22. Sounds From Nowheresville by The Ting Tings
  23. Mutual Friends by Boy
  24. Moth by Exlovers
  25. WIXIW by Liars
  26. Young Man In America by Anais Mitchell
  27. The Sister by Marissa Nadler
  28. Americana by Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  29. Little Broken Hearts by Norah Jones
  30. Synthetica by Metric
  31. Words And Music by Saint Etienne
  32. Wonky by Orbital 
  33. Crown And Treaty by Sweet Billy Pilgrim 
  34. Shrines by Purity Ring
  35. Standing At The Sky's Edge by Richard Hawley
  36. Internal Logic by Grass Widow
  37. Strangeland by Keane
  38. Here Come The Bombs by Gaz Coombes
  39. Tough Love by Pulled Apart by Horses
  40. Interstellar by Frankie Rose
  41. Wild Peace by Echo Lake
  42. Dub Egg by The Young
  43. Born Villain by Marilyn Manson
  44. Let It Break by Gemma Hayes
  45. Living Things by Linkin Park 
  46. Underwater Sunshine by Counting Crows
  47. Manifest! by Friends
  48. Clear Moon by Mount Eerie
  49. Tree Bursts In Snow by Admiral Fallow
  50. Human Don't Be Angry by Human Don't Be Angry
  51. The Family Tree: The Roots by Radical Face
  52. Weapons by Lostprophets
  53. Blues Funeral by Mark Lanegan Band
  54. A Monument by Tu Fawning
  55. Aufheben by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  56. Have Some Faith In Magic by Errors
  57. Hello Cruel World by Gretchen Peters
  58. Voyageur by Kathleen Edwards
  59. Long Live The Struggle by The King Blues
  60. Fossil Of Girl by Sarah Donner
  61. Blunderbuss by Jack White
  62. Here I Am by Oli Brown 
  63. Spirits by Plankton Wat
  64. Visions by Grimes
  65. Tales From The Barrel House by Seth Lakeman 
  66. The Temper Trap by The Temper Trap
  67. ¿Which Side Are You On? by Ani Difranco
  68. Eighty One by Yppah
  69. Wrecking Ball by Bruce Springsteen
  70. First Serve by De La Soul's Plug 1 and Plug 2
  71. Kin Con by Alex Winston
  72. Not Your Kind Of People by Garbage
  73. Gossamer by Passion Pit
  74. Siberia by LIGHTS 
  75. Europe by Allo Darlin'
  76. The Something Rain by Tindersticks
  77. Something by Chairlift
  78. The House That Jack Built by Jesca Hoop
  79. Anxiety by Ladyhawke
  80. Fear Fun by Father John Misty
  81. California 37 by Train
  82. Break It Yourself by Andrew Bird
  83. Reign Of Terror by Sleigh Bells
  84. Given To The Wild by The Maccabees
  85. The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do by Fiona Apple
  86. Through The Night by Ren Harvieu
  87. Personality by Scuba
  88. America Give Up by Howler
  89. Black Light by Diagrams

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