My chart for the month of July is taken by storm by new albums and albums by artists that I saw live in that period of time. Róisín Murphy scores her second #1 album in a bit more than one year with her fourth solo release Take Her Up to Monto, which is slowly disclosing itself to me as a cerebral concept album of pure art. Just behind her comes the debut album from English-Russian popstar Shura, whom I got to see live and meet last month. Among other artists that I experienced live, Blood Orange and Rihanna manage to enter (or re-enter) the chart with their latest releases, while Grimes even manages to place her whole discography in my chart at the same time.
I have no time nor energy for a detailed comment (nor for ebbending my songs of the month), but I have a lot of good music I've been playing lately. Despite my lack of time to dedicate religiously to music, it's been a pretty great month.
#1 Crystal Castles - Amnesty (I) (NE)
#2 Róisín Murphy - Take Her Up to Monto (-1)
#3 Britney Spears - Glory (NE)
#4 Shura - Nothing's Real (-2)
#5 Frank Ocean - Blonde (NE)
#6 Crystal Castles - (II) (RE)
#7 Arca - Entrañas (+1)
#8 Crystal Castles - (III) (RE)
#9 Beyoncé - Lemonade (-3)
#10 Grimes - Art Angels (-7)
#11 Arca - Mutant (RE)
#12 Stromae - √ (NE)
#13 Frank Ocean - Endless (NE)
#14 Arca - Xen (RE)
#15 Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman (RE)
#16 Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys (-1)
#17 Róisín Murphy - Overpowered (RE)
#18 Tegan and Sara - Love You to Death (RE)
#19 Taylor Swift - 1989 (RE)
#20 Amy Winehouse - Back to Black (NE)
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ArmyOfMe wrote:Glory is so good, a real return to form for her!
I don't know how into R&B you are, but I am a sucker for slow urban albums with some kind of edge to them. I think Blonde will even climb in my next chart update.
Agree (even if i loved half of "Britney Jean"... )
Well, i'm not the biggest fan, so that's probably why i'm also not the biggest fan of Frank's album. But there are some R&B albums that i really liked in the past, so that genre really grew on me over the years...