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

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

TWLWWksThe Current Chart Show

144Alt-JDissolve Me
223Daft PunkGet Lucky
318Vampire WeekendDiane Young
465Cloud CultGood Friend
6311Iron and WineLovers' Revolution
774Thao and the Get Down Stay DownWe The Common
898Tame ImpalaFeels Like We Only Go Backwards
988Divine FitsLike Ice Cream
10142Fitz and the TantrumsOut Of My League
12X1The NationalDon't Swallow The Cap
131310Yeah Yeah YeahsSacrilege
15182Jake BuggTwo Fingers
161010DawesFrom A Window Seat
18X1Devendra BanhartNever Seen Such A Good Thing
19174Har Mar SuperstarLady, You Shot Me
20X1Lucy MichelleBeat Like Mine