The Chart Show: Minnesota's Hippo Campus rise up the chart


Hippo Campus
Hippo Campus performing live at Rock the Garden 2016 (MPR / Nate Ryan)

What do Bon Iver, Spoon, The War On Drugs, Queens Of The Stone Age, and now Hippo Campus all have in common? They've had more than one song at #1 this year! Will Hippo Campus also join the growing list of bands that have sold out The Palace Theater? They wrap up their recently announced winter tour there on February 17, 2018.

Margo Price is brand new at #20 this week, with a single from her forthcoming album All American Made which will be released by Jack White's Third Man Records next week. Her early 2018 tour doesn't have a date in the Twin Cities yet, but let's hope she keeps going after The Belly Up (one of my fave venue names!) in Solana Beach, CA on March 3rd.

Wolf Alice are the other new entry at #19, with another track from their recent album Visions Of A Life which is on my short list for Top 10 albums of the year and got 5 stars from NME. They've also been the subject of a new film which is a docudrama love story, set on their tour by Michael Winterbottom, the guy who made 24 Hour Party People!

Australian Alex Lahey is back after a weeks hiatus with a track from her debut, I Love You Like A Brother. Pitchfork gave it a 7.6 this week, calling it a "giddy rush" and it comes out this Friday. Her home town newspaper Melbourne's Herald Sun gives us this an interesting look behind her character, she wants to see the pyramids.

Our friends at Pitchfork are also showing some love to another Melbourne based artist and her new partner. Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, bouncing back up to #8 this week start their American tour in Malibu for a special Pitchfork streamed afternoon performance this coming Monday and the album 'Lotta Sea Lice' is out this Friday.

Robert Plant, stuck at #16 for the third week in a row also releases his new album this week. You can have a listen at NPR, who say that he, "Seeks to cultivate a zone of deep reflection."

Creeping up two places to #6, Beck surprised everyone in London at the weekend by playing his new album Colors, which is also out this week, and also some pretty surprising covers including The Clash's "London Calling"!

Described by one fan as, "maybe the greatest most surreal thing ever", Josh Homme of QOTSA, down to nine this week, was on BBC's CBeebies in the UK reading bedtime stories!? With three kids, he says he's had some practice!

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TWLWWksThe Current Chart Show
153Hippo CampusBaseball
245Arcade FireCreature Comfort
334The NationalDay I Die
4119FeistAny Party
516The War On DrugsPain
686BeckDear Life
7127JD McPhersonLucky Penny
8193Courtney Barnett and Kurt VileOver Everything
964Queens Of The Stone AgeFeet Don't Fail Me Now
10144LordeThe Louvre
11133U2You're The Best Thing About Me
12R2Alex LaheyEvery Day's The Weekend
1328LCD SoundsystemAmerican Dream
1474Foo FightersThe Sky Is A Neighborhood
1598The KillersThe Man
16163Robert PlantBones Of Saints
17174BullyFeel The Same
18183Mavis StaplesIf All I Was Was Black
19X1Wolf AliceFormidable Cool
20X1Margo PriceA Little Pain

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