After the sustained dominance of one album at the top of the Canadian Campus Chart, we may be entering a time of relative parity among a few of the most popular of campus radio performers. This week, Zeus’ Busting Visions surprised the pundits, rebounding with a solid four place jump to capture the #1 album position for the week of April 23, 2012. This improbable victory seems to reflect the recent NHL playoff victories by Los Angeles Kings and Washington Capitals. This win ends Grimes’ Visions run at the top of the chart.
Yukon Blonde’s stellar new album, Tiger Talk holds on to the #2 for another week followed by the aforementioned Visions which falls a deuce to #3. The Shins’ long-awaited new disc, Port Of Morrow, jumps four places to #4 followed by Great Lake Swimmers’ New Wild Everywhere sliding up a spot to #5.
Said The Whale’s Little Mountain rises eight places to #6 with the Chart Sizzler Award winner entering at an impressive #7. The highest debut this week goes to the self-titled album from Eight And A Half garnering a #1 ranking at CJSW (Calgary) and #6 at CFBU (Brock).
Andrew Bird’s Break It Yourself falls four places to #8 with Plants And Animals’ The End Of That slipping two positions to #9 and TOPS’ Tender Opposites dropping a single place to #10.
There are a couple of other high-flying new entries arriving in the top 20 this week. Cold Warps’ Cold Warps/Endless Bummer EPs debuts at #13 while Dr. John’s Locked Down arrives at #16.
Other notable new entries include La Sera’s Sees The Light at #27, Moonface With Sinai’s Heartbreaking Bravery at #31 and Alabama Shakes’ Boys & Girls debuting at #32.