There’s a contest brewing on the Canadian campus chart currently. This is the first three week stretch in 2012 when three different albums have held the #1 album slot in consecutive weeks. After a long stretch of single album dominance, Yukon Blonde’s Tiger Talk jumps from the runner-up position to become the #1 album for the week of April 30, 2012.
Last week’s chart topper, Zeus’ Busting Visions falls back to #2 followed by Grimes‘ Visions which held the #1 album spot for a total of six of its 13 weeks on the chart. Visions is the Golden chart holder as the longest-serving album on this week’s top 50.
Great Lake Swimmers’ New Wild Everywhere slides up a position to #5 followed by this week’s Chart Bullet, Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society which rockets up this week’s chart an amazing 41 places, the biggest jump on this weekly chart in over two years. The Shins’ Port Of Morrow slides down two places to #6 while last week’s Chart Sizzler; Eight An Half’s self-titled album remains at #7.
While Esperanza Spalding’s rise is quite impressive, two other brand new releases, both in their sophomore week on this chart jump more than 20 places to land in the top ten. 2 Alabama Shakes’ Boys & Girls moves 24 positions to land at #8 and Patrick Watson‘s Adventures In Your Own Backyard rises 25 spots to hit #9. Dr. John’s Locked Down is another sophomore release hitting the top ten, moving six places to sit at #10 this week.
In honour of the surprise longshot win of I’ll Have Another at the 2012 Kentucky Derby, this week’s Chart Sizzler album is a massive upset. Soundway Records latest release, The Funkees’ Dancing Time: The Best Of Nigeria’s Afro Rock Exponents 1973-77 enters the chart at #15 this week Les Momies de Palerme’s Brulez Ce Coeur is this week’s runner-up for the Chart Sizzler debuting at #20 while Amadou And Mariam’s Folila arrives at #27, the third-highest new entry this week.
catl’s Soon This Will All Be Gone returns to the top 50 this week after a month’s absence re-entering at #23. Other notable re-entries this week include Lijadu Sisters’ Mother Africa reappearing at #29 and Bronx Cheerleader’s Real Punks Don’t Sing About Girls returning at #32. Mother Africa last appeared April 9 and Real Punks Don’t Sing About Girls hovered in the low 40s for two consecutive weeks ending April 2.
Lastly, John K. Samson’s Provincial falls two places to #50 this week to total 13 weeks matching Visions weekly total.