When running a radio station without the confines of corporate ownership and the need for mainstream FM commercial viability, the charts have the freedom to run wild. Radio Phoenix then, is always a mix of indie chic, local cool, and a hint of the unexpected. This week is no exception.
The Flying Blanket compilation featuring almost all local artists comes in at #1. Danish electronica musician Trentemøller slides right underneath, and new records from Wolf Parade as well as Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse all make appearances. And to cap off the list? The Italian funk group Calibro 35. Just when you thought you had heard it all...
1. Various Artists, This Is Flying Blanket, Vol. II
See the entire list after the jump...
2. Trentemøller, Into the Great Wide Yonder
3. Various Artists, Third Man Compilation Vol. 1
4. Wolf Parade, Expo 86
5. Fat Freddy's Drop, Dr. Boondigga & the Big BW
6. Kele, The Boxer
7. Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, Dark Night Of The Soul
8. The Chemical Brothers, Further
9. Panda Bear, Tomboy (Single)
10. Calibro 35, Ritornano Quelli Di...
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