Nov 9, 2009

Archived: KVSC Top 30 (11/2-11/8)

This week was, thankfully, a return to normalcy. Of course, Flight of the Conchords is still rocking our collective world here at KVSC, so much so that one of our intrepid volunteers took the time to edit some of the fine but dirty tracks. Long live our New Zealand-based overlords! What I’m most excited about, though, is the quick turn-around made by Del & Tame One. I swear, I don’t mean for this to be a pet project of mine, but I’d be lying (by omission) if I didn’t express my joy at seeing them return to the Top 30 (and top 5!).

I would also be remiss if I didn’t applaud The XX for their second-place showing this week. Their debut is a nice, cool and smooth record that I think I could use right about now. And speaking of things nice and cool, The Clientele jumped right on up to #5 this week, perhaps on the ringing endorsement of our PD, Patrick, who went around the station speaking in very loud tones about how awesomely British their album “Bonfires on the Heath” is. As a relative connoisseur of British things, I can understand his joy. It’s a bit of a throwback to a very 60s-70s British pop sound.

Other notes:

Hollands’ new EP, Mother, debuted well at 15 this week. It’s an interesting release from an interesting band. They’ve got what I would call an unconventional approach to rock/pop, and I like it.

Last week I was implored (politely, I should add) by one of the promo people I talk to on a regular basis to check out a hip-hop record from some guy who goes by the name B.C., and it blew my freaking mind! I’ll admit, I’m just getting into hip-hop/rap as a part of my work here at KVSC, but this was one of those CD’s (like Antipop Consortium and Del & Tame One) that continues to prove why I need to keep exploring the genre.

Lastly, I was quite pleased to see Twin Atlantic sneak into the Top 30 this week. I never thought I’d ever review any Scottish Emo, but as the French would say, "That’s life". Except, you know, in French.

One morning, over at Elizabeth’s beach house, she asked me if I’d rather go water-skiing or lay out. And I realized that not only did I not want to answer that question, but I never wanted to answer another water-sports question, or see any of these charts again for the rest of my life.

Thank You Underwriters