The NACC Charts For August 1 Are Live!

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Well that didn’t take long. After scoring the most added record just two weeks ago, Broken Social Scene complete their climb to the top of our chart with a 5-1 move. Hug Of Thunder features all 15 original members of the band including Feist (who has been on the NACC Chart this year with her own new music), Stars’ Amy Millan & Evan Cranley (who recently released new music with a two-sided single), and Metric’s Emily Haines (who debuted on the NACC 200 this week with the first taste of her upcoming solo album). BSS have been a core band at college and community radio going back to their 2001 debut and they prove just how vital they still are with their now #1 NACC Album. They also hold down #1 on the NACC Next Chart for a second week.

The NACC 200’s highest debut this week comes from David Michael Portner, also known as Avey Tare. He’s released a number of records away from the band Animal Collective (of which he is a co-founder), but this is his second truly solo effort. The Domino release is off to a strong start, jumping aboard the chart this week at #19.

For the first time this year, we have no new records in the Top 10. So we’re featuring the two biggest movers on the chart instead of solely the biggest. The top climb this week comes from Dan Croll. Croll’s first dream of being a professional rugby player was cut short by a broken leg. He turned to music and has now released his sophomore album, Emerging Adulthood, on which he not only wrote all the songs himself, but plays every instrument on the record. He enjoys a 181-61 jump this week. The second biggest jump on the new NACC 200 is the third release (all on Columbia) from Foster The People. Led by one-time jingle writer Mark Foster, the band broke through in a big way in 2011 with their smash single “Pumped Up Kicks” which reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Since then the band have racked up 5 more Top 15 Commercial Alternative hits including “Doing It For The Money” from the new record. Sacred Hearts Club off to a strong start at college and community radio as well, jumping 132-34 this week on the NACC 200.

It was a battle royale for most added honors this week with four albums within eight adds of one another and the top two separated by just one add. Don’t feel too bad for runner-up Arcade Fire. They’ll no doubt be featured very soon right here. Coming out on top is singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer, marathon runner & gay rights activist Benjamin Gibbard. Best known as the lead singer for Death Cab For Cutie, Gibbard has released music away from the band as a member of Postal Service, his former solo side-project ¡All-Time Quarterback!, and an album in Jay Farrar. His first solo release in five years is a song-for-song cover of Teenage Fanclub’s classic 1991 album Bandwagonesque

NACC 200 Chart: Top 5 ADDS
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# | ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL | # OF ADDS

1] BENJAMIN GIBBARD Bandwagonesque [Canvasback] //79//
2] ARCADE FIRE Everything Now [Columbia] //78//
3] JEN CLOHER Jen Cloher [Milk!] //74//
4] MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA A Black Mile To The Surface [Loma Vista] //71//
5] TRISTEN Sneaker Waves [Modern Outsider] //45//

#1 On NACC Genre Charts:
GENRE | ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL

NON-COMM: DAN AUERBACH Waiting On A Song [Easy Eye Sound]
NACC NEXT: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Hug Of Thunder [Arts & Crafts]
ELECTRONIC: WASHED OUT Mister Mellow [Stones Throw]
HEAVY: DECAPITATED Anticult [Nuclear Blast]
HIP HOP: SHABAZZ PALACES
Quazars: Born On A Gangster Star/Quazarz: Vs The Jealous Machines [Sub Pop]
JAZZ: CHARLES LLOYD NEW QUARTET Passin’ Thru [Blue Note]
WORLD: MEKLIT When the People Move, The Music Moves Too [Six Degrees]

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The NACC Charts For July 25 Are Live!

Your NACC Chart Recap is here.
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This is the fourth week we’ve gotten to feature an exploding Rolls Royce in our email and I think we’re all the better for it. Thank you to Portugal. The Man for the truly eye-catching visual. They hold down #1 on the NACC 200 for a second straight week. The band just announced Fall tour dates which span 19 shows from October 2-29 and includes dates all across the US and even a few in Mexico.

There are three new albums in the Top 10 this week including a big 11-3 jump for Waxahatchee. But the most impressive move is from Broken Social Scene. Last week’s most added record storms the Top 10, racing 24-5 and also crowns the latest NACC Next Chart, rising 7-1. As mentioned here last week, Hug Of Thunder features all 15 original members of the band, including many artists who have gone on to huge success away from BSS: Emily Haines & James Shaw of Metric, Leslie Feist, Jason Collett, and Stars’ Amy Millan & Evan Cranley. Congrats to Arts & Crafts and Pirate. Definitely looks like a battle may be brewing for the #1 spot next week!

This week’s biggest climb on the NACC 200 belongs to New Swears. Newly signed to Dine Alone Records, And The Magic Of Horses (and props to the band for finding three of the most magical-looking horses around for their album cover) sees New Swears looking to grow beyond their party-punk roots. The band’s second LP enjoys a 181-92 move on the chart this week.

The highest debut on the NACC 200 this week is from Oh Wonder. The London-based duo of Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West began making music together in 2014. Ultralife (out on Island Records) is their second LP and debuted earlier this month in the Top 10 on the UK Albums Chart. It opens at #48 on our chart. Kudos to Co-Sign for the top new entry this week.

Never one to test the phrase “absence makes the heart grow fonder,” the ever prolific Robert Pollard is back with his 101st release (including solo and other projects). In fact, you have to go back 1991 to find a year Pollard did not release some sort of music. How Do You Spell Heaven is Guided By Voices’ (his longest running and most durable band) 25th studio album and follows April’s double album August By Cake. GVB’s latest is the most added release at college and community radio this week. Hats off to Planetary on top add honors.

NACC 200 Chart: Top 5 ADDS
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# | ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL | # OF ADDS

1] GUIDED BY VOICES How Do You Spell Heaven [GBV Inc.] //69//
2] OFFA REX The Queen Of Hearts [Nonesuch] //64//
3] DAN CROLL Emerging Adulthood [Dan Croll/Kobalt] //57//
4] AVEY TARE Eucalyptus [Domino] //53//
5] CORNELIUS Mellow Waves [Rostrum] //49// (tie)
SEE THROUGH DRESSES Horse Of The Other World [Tiny Engines]

#1 On NACC Genre Charts:
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GENRE | ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL

NON-COMM: DAN AUERBACH Waiting On A Song [Easy Eye Sound]
NACC NEXT: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Hug Of Thunder [Arts & Crafts]
ELECTRONIC: COM TRUISE Iteration [Ghostly International]
HEAVY: DECAPITATED Anticult [Nuclear Blast]
HIP HOP: SHABAZZ PALACES Quazars: Born On A Gangster Star/Quazarz: Vs The Jealous Machines [Sub Pop]
JAZZ: CHARLES LLOYD NEW QUARTET Passin’ Thru [Blue Note]
WORLD: OMAR SOULEYMAN To Syria, With Love [Mad Decent]

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The NACC Charts For July 18 Are Live!

#1 This Week on the NACC 200 : Portugal. The Man
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Proving that you never know what’s going to happen with the NACC Chart’s panel of stations from week-to-week (which we think is a great thing), Portugal. The Man have scaled the NACC 200, climbing 3-1, after being climbed over just last week by Fleet Foxes. This has been a true breakthrough album for the band, originally formed as a side project for lead singer John Gourley’s screamo punk band, Anatomy Of A Ghost, in Wasilla, Alaska back in the early 2000s. Lead single “Feel It Now” has topped the Alternative and AAA Charts and is now making inroads at Top 40 and Hot AC. But their roots are here at College & Community radio and the band has been rewarded with a #1 album.

2017 has been an amazing year for long-awaited returns from beloved college radio bands. Granddaddy (11 years away), Slowdive (22 years)… and now Ride add their name to the list. Weather Diaries is their first album in 21 years. All four original members are here on the new album, and the band enjoys the biggest climb into the Top 10 of the NACC 200 this week, rising 11-6. Congrats to Wichita and Terrorbird for the move.

The highest debut of the week comes from sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, known simply as HAIM. Their sophomore release, Something To Tell You, has become their second Top 10-debuting album on the Billboard 200 and launches onto the NACC 200 this week at #25.

Advancing from 190-94, and landing the biggest climb on the chart this week, is Ex Eye. A great example of the diversity of College and Community radio, Ex Eye’s self-titled debut is an instrumental post-metal album led by experimental saxophonist Colin Stetson. Kudos to Relapse and Planetary for the jump.

Finally, Broken Social Scene is back after a seven year break. Their new album, Hug Of Thunder, features all 15 original members. And these aren’t just any members. Metric’s Emily Haines & James Shaw, Leslie Feist, Jason Collett, and Stars’ Amy Millan & Evan Cranley have joined founders Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning to create a true super-group of musicians. Radio seems very eager to have the band back too. They own the most added record at NACC this week and also advance from 35-24 on the NACC 200.

NACC 200 Chart : Top 5 ADDS
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# | ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL | # OF ADDS

1] BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Hug Of Thunder [Arts & Crafts] //83//
2] SUN SEEKER Biddeford (EP) [Third Man] //60//
3] TWINSMITH Stay Cool [Saddle Creek] //53//
4] TEEN VICE Saddest Summer [Commission] //50//
5] DASHER Sodium [Jagjaguwar] //41//

#1 On NACC Genre Charts:
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GENRE | ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL

NON-COMM: DAN AUERBACH Waiting On A Song [Easy Eye Sound]
NACC NEXT: PORTUGAL. THE MAN Woodstock [Atlantic]
ELECTRONIC: COM TRUISE Iteration [Ghostly International]
HEAVY: DECAPITATED Anticult [Nuclear Blast]
HIP HOP: BROTHER ALI All The Beauty In This Whole Life [Rhymesayers]
JAZZ: CHARLES LLOYD NEW QUARTET Passin’ Thru [Blue Note]
WORLD: OMAR SOULEYMAN To Syria, With Love [Mad Decent]

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Classical, Latin, Folk & Blues Charts, make sure to sign up HERE.

Complete new charts are available to paid subscribers. Learn more at naccchart.com/subscribe.

 

The NACC 200 For July 11 Is Live + Seven New Genre Charts!

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We hope you enjoyed your week off for Canada Day & Independence Day! We made the most of the downtime, freshening and revamping our website. We’ve introduced a new Community section that will not only house all of our MD of the Month features, but we’ve expanded that to include the industry-at-large with our new Promoter Profile feature too. And we’re thrilled about the launch of seven new genre charts this week! Non-Comm (a more targeted chart that highlights the community stations on our panel), NACC Next (a sort of ‘heatseeker’ chart of old that aims to predict what will move on to success at the Commercial Alternative formats), Electronic, Heavy (our Loud Rock/Metal Chart), Hip Hop, Jazz
& World. And we don’t plan to stop there. Next up, we plan to launch Classical, Latin and Folk Charts! We hope you’ll peruse the NACC website and enjoy all the new features!

The new charts are available to paid subscribers. Learn more at naccchart.com/subscribe.

And now on to our recap of the NACC Charts this week:

When these foxes said they were fleet they weren’t lying. I know… lame… cue groans. It’s a massive jump to #1, and possible dreams of chart glory squashed for others in the process, as Fleet Foxes leapfrog some worthy #1 contenders and soar 10-1 on the new NACC 200. The band joined Depeche Mode and The Avalanches to cap off the three-day NOS Alive 2017 Festival in Lisbon last weekend and will be taking the stage at Outside Lands and Austin City Limits later this summer.

Soaring onto the NACC 200 this week is the eagerly awaited return of Ernest Greene aka Washed Out. His third LP, and first for Stones Throw, scored a rare Top 10 debut at #10. Fun fact: Washed Out’s “Feel It All Around” is the theme song for beloved IFC comedy, Portlandia. Kudos to Co-Sign for the lofty debut.

Enjoying the biggest jump into the Top 10 this week is King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. No strangers to the Top 10, the band reached #1 on the NACC 200 back in March with Flying Microtonal Banana. Their new, and slightly more ominously titled, Murder Of The Universe, leaps from 60-8 to make the band the first this year to climb into the Top 10 of the chart twice.

Taking honors for the single biggest jump on the entire NACC 200 this week is Winnipeg’s Mise en Scene. The band name is a french expression that directly translates to ‘placing on stage’ and alludes to the visual theme or telling of a story when it comes to theatre or film production. Oh sorry, we’re getting away from a fun music recap and dangerously close to learning here. I digress. Still Life On Fire is the band’s second LP (and first for Vancouver label Light Organ) and skyrockets from 182-39 this week. Congrats to Vitriol for the impressive jump.

Our final album showcase this week belongs to Waxahatchee, a band started by Katie Crutchfield in 2010 and named after the Waxahatchee River in her home state of Alabama. Out In The Storm (on Merge Records) is the fourth release from the band who are currently on tour across the US to promote their new album. If you are in Philadelphia, New York or Cleveland, you can catch the band live this week.

** NACC 200 Chart: Top 5 ADDS
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# | ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL | # OF ADDS

1] WAXAHATCHEE Out In The Storm [Merge] //81//
2] TORO Y MOI Boo Boo [Carpark] //71//
3] SHABAZZ PALACES Quazars: Born On A Gangster Star/Quazarz: The Jealous Machines [Sup Pop] //62//
4] RATBOYS GN [Topshelf] //60//
5] GREAT GRANDPA Plastic Cough [Double Double Whammy] //52//

#1 On NACC Genre Charts:
GENRE | ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL
NON-COMM: DAN AUERBACH Waiting On A Song [Easy Eye Sound]
NACC NEXT: PORTUGAL. THE MAN Woodstock [Atlantic]
ELECTRONIC: COM TRUISE Iteration [Ghostly International]
HEAVY: ICED EARTH Incorruptible [Metal Blade]
HIP HOP: BROTHER ALI All The Beauty In This Whole Life [Rhymesayers]
JAZZ: JACK DEJOHNETTE, LARRY GRENADIER, JOHN MEDESKI, JOHN SCOFIELD Hudson [Motema]
WORLD: OMAR SOULEYMAN To Syria, With Love [Mad Decent]

Genre charts are live!

It was a ton of work, but we’re pleased to announce that our genre charts are live! NACC NEXT, Non-Comm, Jazz, Electronic, Hip-Hop, World and Heavy!

There are still a few bugs we’re ironing out, so bear (bare?) with us, but it’s awesome to see them all spring to life this morning thanks to our incredible reporting panel!

Closed for the Holiday

The chart for the week ending June 27th is now posted on the site and we’re taking a much needed hiatus. There will be no chart for the week ending July 4th, reporting will re-open on Friday July 7th.

It’s not going to be all hot dogs and fireworks around here though. We’ll be working diligently to finalize the new version of the chart which will include Genres at long last. We’re initially going to be launching with Non-Comm, NACC NEXT, Electronic, Jazz, Hip Hop, World and Heavy. We’ll also be migrating the “Top Adds” functionality into the system at last so it’ll be automated and create a building chart to see throughout the reporting window.

Looking forward to getting that out into the world at long last. Have a great and safe long weekend and we’ll see you again on July 7th. It’s a brave new world Fiona.