KZUU Top 30 — 11/23

Dem jeans is awfully skinny. Neon Indian is #1 this week, and it has everything to do with the show he played in Moscow on the 14th. Last week’s #1, Julian Casablancas, drops to #6. Devendra Banhart, the #1 from two weeks ago, falls of the face of the planet as (I assume) people realize how bad his new album is. Enjoy.

  1. Neon Indian — Psychic Chasms
  2. Thao with the Get Down Stay Down — Know Better Learn Faster
  3. The XX — XX
  4. Monsters of Folk — Monsters of Folk
  5. The King Khan & BBQ Show — Invisible Girl
  6. Julian Casablancas — Phrazes for the Young
  7. Tegan & Sara — Sainthood
  8. Kings of Convenience — Declaration of Dependence
  9. The Dodos — Time to Die
  10. Girls — Album
  11. Tom Waits — Glitter and Doom Live
  12. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros — Up from Below
  13. Built to Spill — There Is No Enemy
  14. Infusion — All Night Sun Light
  15. Farewell Milwaukee — Autumn Rest Easy
  16. Sea Wolf — White Water, White Bloom
  17. Dead Man’s Bones — Dead Man’s Bones
  18. Yeasayer — “Ambling Alp”
  19. The Mary Onettes — Islands
  20. We All Have Hooks for Hands — The Shape of Energy
  21. Sondre Lerche — Heartbeat Radio
  22. Ben Gibbard & Jay Farrar — One Fast Move or I’m Gone
  23. Boat — Setting the Paces
  24. Atlas Sound — Logos
  25. The Raveonettes — In and Out of Control
  26. Le Loup — Family
  27. Volcano Choir — Unmap
  28. Real Estate — Real Estate
  29. Noah and the Whale — The First Days of Spring
  30. The Mountain Goats — The Life of the World to Come


7 thoughts on “KZUU Top 30 — 11/23

  1. I can’t believe Neon Indian is #1… I remember downloading “I should have taken acid with you” from the Hipster Runoff blog back in early summer, and thinking it was a fun song but wouldn’t be taken seriously by too many people. I thought it sounded like a weirder electro version of animal collective, who already was pushing their limits as to being widely accepted by indie kids everywhere. Anyways, kudos to them.

  2. They should. KZUU should not discriminate based on song length.
    Maybe each station officer should make a post. Or there should be a post made listing their favorite bands or something of this nature. Kind of a get to know the people at KZUU. Djs too!

  3. There is no discrimination. The album is readily available for airplay, is it not? People like pop songs, they don’t want a 7-minute jam that’s slow to develop with a questionable payoff at the end. This is a fact.

    But by all means, jam away. I heard “some guy” only played really long songs for his entire show last week or something.

    As for the “meet the DJs” section. Ehhhh no. Favorite bands lists are nebulous and don’t really reflect the breadth of a person’s taste. Unless, of course, that list contains exclusively post-hardcore/mathcore, and Saddle Creek bands. j/kkkkkkkkkkk

  4. I heard that guy. It was a good show.

    Maybe it should be favorite albums. Or bands they feel people should check out.

    KZUU>KUGR that’s something we can all agree upon.

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