For the first time since Feist’s Metals in November 2011, the campus chart for the week of March 12, 2012 is topped by a female act. Grimes’ Visions rises two places to become the #1 album this week. This move forces last week’s chart topper, Plants And Animals’ The End Of That down to #2 as well as another top challenger, Islands’ A Sleep & A Forgetting down a spot to #3.
Said The Whale’s Little Mountain rises an impressive 16 places to land at #4 forcing Bahamas’ Barchords down a place to #5 and former #1, John K. Samson’s Provincial down a place to #6.
The Black Keys’ El Camino returns to the top ten with a big jump of 13 spots landing the long running chart champ at #7 in its 12th week on the campus chart.
The Wooden Sky’s Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Son jumps ive places to #8 followed by this week’s Chart Bullet winner. Cousins’ The Palm At The End Of The Mind jumps an incredible 23 places landing at #9. (The Ketamines’ Spaced Out jump matches Cousins 23-place but rise only to #17). Sharon Van Etten’s Tramp suffers the biggest drop among the top ten entries this week falling four places to #10.
Two brand new releases from Constellation, the eclectic anti-corporate Montreal-based label battle for the coveted Chart Sizzler award this week. Eric’s Chenaux’s Guitar & Voice arrives at #16 distancing the CSA runner-up, Elfin Saddle’s Devastates entering the chart at #27.
Other notable new entries include Galactic’s Carnivale Electricos at #35, Rose Cousins’ We Have Made A Spark at #41 and the split release from Ookpikk and Adam Saikale called Light Limited/Tropigogic debuting at #48.
The Golden Orb race between those albums with the longest number of weeks’ service has become a one-trick pony as Yamantaka/Sonic Titan’s YT//ST holding on for a 17th week on the chart. YT//ST actually jumped up 12 places to #33 this week. The only other album in double digits is the aforementioned El Camino.