The Chart Show: Arcade Fire back on top ahead of Target Center gig

by Mark Wheat

Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire (J. LaFonde for Arcade Fire)
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Arcade Fire are back at the top ahead of their Target Center show on March 8. Remember to dress fashionably formal or in character costume and don't be fashionably late because Dan Deacon is opening the show. He's the guy who started Rock The Garden in the parking lot last June.

There's still tickets left for Jeremy Messersmith album release show at First Avenue on Friday with opening act Rogue Valley, fresh off their success of getting a song placed in the Walter Mitty movie!

Submit your Chart Show ballot this week for a chance to win tickets to the Drive-By Truckers and Blitzen Trapper show at First Avenue on Tuesday, March 25!

Listen to the in-studio session Looch did last week to hear how Arctic Monkeys met Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme in Belgium, "where black holes lead to." QOTSA are back on the chart after a weeks hiatus at #17 and they'll be coming to Roy Wilkins on May 6.

Broken Bells are inducted into the Chart Hall of Fame this week and their new After The Disco is our CD of the Week. Jade says, "it's like a great sci-fi novel, once it's over you want to start it all over again."

Beck is the biggest upward mover to #9. You can hear his entire forthcoming Morning Phase album on our site.

Phantogram's album Voices finally drops this week and got a decidedly tepid 6.0 from Pitchfork, saying that it doesn't compare favourably to "the pure pop punch of HAIM, the cutting lyricism of Lorde, or the radiant grandeur of CHVRCHES."

Chance The Rapper is one of the most sought after collaborators of the moment recently linked with Skrillex and Justin Bieber?!?! But his work on the James Blake track, our one new entry this week, was special. They enjoyed it so much that they now live together in a "music making compound" in L.A.

TW LW Wks The Current Chart Show
Artist Song
1 4 7 Arcade Fire Normal Person
2 1 3 Jeremy Messersmith Ghost
3 2 7 Arctic Monkeys Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
4 3 12 Broken Bells Holding On For Life
5 5 4 Vampire Weekend Step
6 9 7 Phantogram Fall In Love
7 10 7 HAIM Don't Save Me
8 15 5 Franz Ferdinand Bullet
9 17 2 Beck Blue Moon
10 14 11 J. Roddy Walston Heavy Bells
11 8 7 Caroline Smith Half About Being A Woman
12 7 4 Pharell Happy
13 13 10 Sharon Jones Stranger To My Happiness
14 12 7 Cage The Elephant Spiderhead
15 11 5 Courtney Barnett Avant Gardener
16 16 3 Jake Bugg Slumville Sunrise
17 R 2 Queens Of The Stone Age The Vampyre of Time and Memory
18 19 2 Actual Wolf Victims and Things
19 20 2 Jim James Turn Your Lights Down Low
20 X 1 James Blake Life Round Here feat Chance The Rapper

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