Alt-J back on top!: The Chart Show - May 16, 2013

Alt-J performs in The Current studio.
Alt-J performs in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    May 16, 2013 The Chart Show

A very tight race at the top again this week which Alt-J impressively won with the third track from their album beating out the super hot new single from Daft Punk. DP's full album comes next week and is already on the web. Pitchfork does a cover story about them and SPIN asks: how have they turned their fortunes around?! Were they ahead of the times and now we've all caught up? Interesting too that Phoenix are apparently stunned by the reaction they've gotten in the USA and remain only a cult band in their native France. BTW, this is the first time ever that we have two French artists in the top 5! C'est magnifique!

We lost Junip, James Blake and Jim James—bad week if your name starts with J, unless it's Jake. UK buzzed about boy Bugg will be over for Lollapalooza and plays The Fine Line on Aug 5th.

We've got the biggest contingent of locals for a long time too, five now with the addition of Lucy Michelle on her own for the first time. We'll be celebrating the local scene this Sunday with MN Music Day, 24 hours of nothing but locals. All the regular DJ's will be on, 2-4 p.m. for me.

It's never too late if you haven't been able to join MPR yet. Thanks for your support, we couldn't do it without ya!

TW LW Wks The Current Chart Show
Artist Song
1 4 4 Alt-J Dissolve Me
2 2 3 Daft Punk Get Lucky
3 1 8 Vampire Weekend Diane Young
4 6 5 Cloud Cult Good Friend
5 5 9 Phoenix Entertainment
6 3 11 Iron and Wine Lovers' Revolution
7 7 4 Thao and the Get Down Stay Down We The Common
8 9 8 Tame Impala Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
9 8 8 Divine Fits Like Ice Cream
10 14 2 Fitz and the Tantrums Out Of My League
11 16 3 Polica TIFF
12 X 1 The National Don't Swallow The Cap
13 13 10 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Sacrilege
14 20 3 Dessa Warsaw
15 18 2 Jake Bugg Two Fingers
16 10 10 Dawes From A Window Seat
17 X 1 Lissie Shameless
18 X 1 Devendra Banhart Never Seen Such A Good Thing
19 17 4 Har Mar Superstar Lady, You Shot Me
20 X 1 Lucy Michelle Beat Like Mine