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After Arlo Parks’ unprecedented 12-week run atop the NACC 200, it almost seems novel now that an album would only stay at #1 for just a couple of weeks but this week Flock Of Dimes steps aside after two weeks and Dinosaur Jr. takes over, stepping up 2-1. The Amherst, MA trio formed in 1984 and apart from an eight-year break from 1997-2005, they’ve been together ever since. Their 12th LP, Sweep It Into Space (Jagjaguwar) becomes just the fourth overall chart-topper of 2021.
Two albums reach the NACC 200’s Top 10 this week. Making the biggest move into the top tier is Juliana Hatfield. Her 19th LP, Blood (American Laundromat), is being featured in our Wednesday NACC Chart Recap for a third week in a row after scoring the week’s most-added album two weeks ago and landing the highest debut on the NACC 200 last week. She leaps 23-6 on the chart this week.
The week’s other new Top 10 comes from Annie Clark, who records as St. Vincent. She ties Arlo Parks for the highest debut on the NACC 200 this year, opening at #7. Only three other albums have debuted higher on the chart. The last time was in 2019 when The Black Keys opened at #2, the highest-ever debut on the chart. Daddy’s Home (Loma Vista/Concord) is St. Vincent’s sixth LP and is also this week’s most-added, with 69 Top 10 Adds.
Two bands tie for this week’s biggest climb on the NACC 200: one fairly new and one formed over 30 years ago. Jumping 178-65 on the chart is The Wallflowers. Formed in 1989 by Jakob Dylan (son of Bob Dylan), the band enjoyed huge commercial success in the 90s culminating in their 1996 single, “One Headlight.” The Wallflowers became a solo project for Dylan in 2014 (though he still utilizes a touring band). Exit Wounds (New West) is the seventh LP under The Wallflowers name and his first album since 2012.
The other artist whose music jumps 113 spots on the chart this week is Montreal trio Chances. Their new EP, Connection (Quartier Général), follows their 2018 EP, Traveler. Together singer-songwriters/pianists Chloé Lacasse and Geneviève Toupin, along with drummer Vincent Carré, meld their English, Francophone, and Metis backgrounds to make music together. They climb 183-70 on the NACC 200 this week.
Last week’s most-added single from Modest Mouse becomes this week’s #1 single leaping 15-1 on NACC Singles. “We Are Between” comes from the band’s upcoming seventh LP, The Golden Casket, due June 25. Grabbing most-added honors for singles this week is LA four-piece Winnetka Bowling League. “Barcelona” feat. Sasha Sloan is taken from what will be the band’s fourth EP, coming out later this year.
The NACC Top 5 overall adds, this week’s genre chart-toppers, and the week’s most-added genre records are included below. In addition to a return to #1 at R&B/Soul, there are new chart-toppers at NACC NEXT, NACC Canadian, Electronic, and Blues this week.
NACC 200 CHART: TOP 5 ADDS
# | ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL | # OF ADDS
1) ST VINCENT Daddy’s Home [Loma Vista/Concord] // 69
2) CURRENT JOYS Voyager [Secretly] // 45
3) CHILLS, THE Scatterbrain [Fire] // 43
4) MAN ON MAN Man On Man [Polyvinyl] // 37
5) MARINERO Hella Love [Hardly Art] // 36
NACC 200 CHART: TOP 5 DEBUTS
# | ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL | DEBUT
1) ST. VINCENT Daddy’s Home [Loma Vista/Concord] // 7
2) BLACK KEYS, THE Delta Kream [Nonesuch] // 29
3) MODEST MOUSE “We Are Between” (Single) [Epic] // 33
4) MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, THE When God Was Great [Hellcat/Epitaph] // 44
5) IRON AND WINE Archive Series Volume No. 5: Tallahassee Recordings [Sub Pop] // 49
NACC 200 CHART: TOP 5 CLIMBERS
# | ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL | MOVE
1*) WALLFLOWERS Exit Wounds [New West] // 113
1*) CHANCES Connections (EP) [Quartier Général] // 113
3) ICEAGE Seek Shelter [Mexican Summer] // 105
4) REMEMBER SPORTS Like A Stone [Father/Daughter] // 91
5) SQUID Bright Green Field [Warp] // 74
#1 ON NACC GENRE CHARTS:
GENRE: ARTIST Title [Label]
NON-COMM: DINOSAUR JR. Sweep It Into Space [Jajaguwar]
NACC NEXT: ST. VINCENT Daddy’s Home [Loma Vista/Concord]
BLUES: CHRIS CAIN Raisin’ Cain [Alligator]
CANADIAN: TEKE::TEKE Shirushi [Kill Rock Stars]
CHILL: LONDON GRAMMAR Californian Soil [Ministry Of Sound/Metal & Dust]
ELECTRONIC: GILLIGAN MOSS Gilligan Moss [Foreign Family Collective]
FOLK: RHIANNON GIDDENS AND FRANCECSO TURRISI They’re Calling Me Home [Nonesuch]
HEAVY: GOJIRA Fortitude [Roadrunner]
HIP HOP: BROCKHAMPTON ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE [Question Everything/RCA]
JAZZ: DR. LONNIE SMITH Breathe [Blue Note]
LATIN: MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND Distrito Federal [Soy Sauce]
R&B/SOUL: PRINCE Welcome 2 America [NPG]
WORLD: JUPITER AND OKWESS Na Kozonga [Everloving]
MOST-ADDED @ NACC GENRES:
GENRE: ARTIST Title [Label]
ELECTRONIC: INDIA JORDAN Watch Out! (EP) [Ninja Tune]
FOLK: STEVE LOUW Headlight Dreams [Self-Released]
HEAVY: BURNING WITCHES The Witch Of The North [Nuclear Blast]
HIP HOP: KIPP STONE Faygo Baby (EP) [Closed Sessions]
JAZZ: ENSEMBLE NOVO This Is Ensemble Novo! & Carinhoso (EP) [Frosty Cordial]
WORLD: MARINERO Hella Love [Hardly Art]
GENRE: ARTIST Title [Label]
#1 SINGLE: MODEST MOUSE “We Are Between” [Epic]
MOST-ADDED SINGLE: WINNETKA BOWLING LEAGUE “Barcelona” feat. Sasha Sloan [RCA]