Top Record for the Week of 5/26/15

I didn’t score a lot of releases for this week, so I’m gonna throw in a couple I missed while listening to the smorgasbord of releases last week.

This week’s top record:

Unknown Mortal Orchestra “Multi-Love”


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So this one isn’t actually the highest rated album in the report this week, that’s Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, but that one came out last week, and didn’t finish ahead of Shamir, so we’ll go with this one. Unknown Mortal Orchestra are one of my favorite lesser-known indie rock bands, as they can write some downright great songs. They deliver some of those here (see the featured tracks below), but what the album lacks to me is consistency. Sometimes, they just drift a little too much into the weird. So while, this album isn’t super accessible, there’s still some strong tracks to be had. Either way, I’m still digging on it. Best of the month is ready for this weekend’s release, and I’m working on some festival previews, so keep an eye out.

Listen: Unknown Mortal Orchestra “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”

Score: 8.3
Recommended Track(s): 
“Multi-Love”, “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”, “Stage or Screen”, “Puzzles”

Other Top Releases for the Week of 5/26/15 (5/19 releases marked with an asterisk)

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear “Skeleton Crew”*

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Score: 8.3
Recommended Track(s):
“Silent Movies”, “Dead Daffodils”, “Whole Lotta Problems”

the Vaccines “English Graffiti”

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Score: 7.7
Recommended Track(s):
“Dream Lover”, “Minimal Affection”, “All Afternoon (In Love)”

Cheerleader “the Sunshine of Your Youth”*

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Score: 7.6
Recommended Track(s):
“New Daze”, “Sunshine of Your Youth”, “Perfect Vision”

Kopecky “Drug for the Modern Age”*

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Score: 7.6
Recommended Track(s):
“Die Young”, “My Love”, “Quarterback”, “Talk to Me”

That’s all for this week.

Enjoy and Keep Exploring!

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