Oct 14, 2009

Archived: KVSC Top 30 (10/5-10/11)

Technology, as has been said before and will be said forevermore, is a fickle thing. I will resist the urge to launch into a rant about “modern society” because I am neither old nor a hippie (no offense meant towards either group, except hippies who don’t bathe, that’s just gross). However(!), I will say that technology is alternatively rude and polite; it gives us great abilities and also great problems. Our new music tracking system has proven both parts of this hypothesis in the last few weeks, focusing on hindrance this week. Suffice it to say, entering dates can cause more problems than one might think, unless one is a person who creates databases. All of this is a roundabout way of saying that I am posting the weekly chart rundown on a Wednesday because of a slight tech SNAFU.

But such issues (which have been solved… for now) aside, this was an interesting week in the charting world (as it is every week, I suppose). Lots of love got spread out around the various artists in our New Music Rotation, but since the Top 30 has only 30 spots (hence the clever name), a few artists had to get left out, just barely missing the cut. A quick shout out to them is in order, methinks: Cass McCombs, Colin Hay, Grates, Shannon Stephens, Vivian Girls and New Model Army. Don’t be surprised if you see some these groups charting next week.

Other notes:

This week, Yo La Tengo fell, shockingly, to #21. Perhaps this is the start of some “Popular” backlash? Okay, that was a cheap joke, I’ll admit.

Brother Ali had himself a second-straight strong showing, coming in at #9 this week. I’m really hoping to see this record do well, primarily because its local, but also because its great.

The Mumlers made their last appearance in the Top 30, finishing a strong run by taking the #4 spot. I got a chance to listen to their old-timey stuff again last night during the Alternative 13, and it only served to remind me of how great they are.

Lastly, as is my want: ArcticmonkeysWOO!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I’m going to set out to find the chart that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome.

Thank You Underwriters