Although last week was a world of hurt for chart-toppers, this week was easy on the reigning monarchs; not one No. 1 spot experienced a shake-up.
That means, yes, Bon Iver‘s self-titled album is still the top dog at the Radio 200, and the Black Lips‘ Arabia Mountain remains in third place. The only upset on at the top of the Radio 200 charts was slight, as indie rock newcomers Cults take Battles‘ No. 2 ranking and knock the band’s post-lead singer album Gloss Drops to the No. 4. As the week’s most added, Washed Out‘s album Within and Without proves a possible contender for Radio 200 chart toppers, perhaps riding the acoustic pop wave that brought Bon Iver’s success these past two weeks to jump from No. 75 to No. 23.
Both top artists on the Loud Rock charts maintained their positions, leaving Sepultura‘s Kairos at No. 1 and Symphony X‘s Iconoclast right behind it. Decapitated experienced the real victory in Loud Rock this week, jumping to third place from No. 19 last week and in doing so giving its label Nuclear Blast a monopoly on the top three Loud Rock spots. In the world of Hip Hop, Aesop Rock’s project Hail Mary Mallon holds fast to number one, as do Corea, Clarke, and White on the Jazz charts and Thievery Corporation on RPM. Junior Boys continues to fall from grace this week, swapping places with last week’s RPM No. 3 SebastiAn to give the latter’s album Total the second place position.