Top 40


Top 40 for 11.25.12

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 by Eric Loose

There’s a few new, exciting additions to our Top 40 Albums this week! The Deftones’ Koi No Yokan has been making an impression on many listeners, and Mogwai’s album A Wrenched Virile Lore (put together by all-around music genius Tim Hecker) makes its debut in our top 10. Perhaps no jump is as significant as Andy Stott though, whose Luxury Problems earns a second spot place on the list this week. (more…)



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Top 40 for 11.18.12

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 by Eric Loose

It’s almost Thanksgiving! And because I won’t be here to update you on WLOY’s Top 40 next week, it’s necessary for this article to give thanks for the music we’ve been digging this week. At the top of our list is Kendrick Lamar, who recently released Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, which is certainly worth giving thanks for.  (more…)



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Top 40 for 11.4.12

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 by Eric Loose

Check out this week’s Top 40 albums, courtesy of WLOY! Whether it’s the top spot belonging to Flying Lotus or listen to something farther down the list like the brand new Kendrick Lamar album, there’s bound to be a few albums on the list for you to fall in love with while you’re drying off from Sandy and hunkering down for another Nor’easter. Enjoy!  (more…)



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Top 40 2.11.11

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 by Eric Loose

Cold War Kids keep their top spot, but only barely hold off an army of fast-approaching runners-up, Bright Eyes, Decemberists, and everybody’s favorite bearded singer-songwriter, Sam Beam. Smith Westerns debut in the Top 10 this week, fresh off the release of Dye It Blonde; and watch out for Top 40 newcomers Asobi Seksu, whose tertiary album debuts on the chart near the middle, leaving it room to ascend the list.

In other news: Yet another week without The White Stripes’ presence in the industry and music continues to be made, to the surprise of adoring fans still bed-ridden with sadness.
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Top 40 2.4.11

Monday, February 7th, 2011 by Ryan Nisley

The Cold War Kids hold on to their number 1 spot on our Top 40, but Bright Eyes’ The People’s Key takes the number 2 spot from the Decemberists. Although not officially released until Febuary 15, WLOY has The People’s Key for your listening pleasure. Iron and Wine, Cage the Elephant hold firm within the top ten as well. Kings of Leon’s mediocre album remains in the top ten, but don’t expect it to stay there for long. Indie favorites like Smith Westerns and Tennis are on the outside looking in, but that’ll change soon.

What to expect in the coming weeks: Mogwai’s new album, conveniently titled, “Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will.” Oh, how existential of them.
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Top 40 1.28.11

Monday, January 31st, 2011 by Ryan Nisley

We’re only one month into the new year and already 2011 is off to a great start with some promising tunes. Here’s a look at the Top 40 Albums for the week of January 28th. Currently, Cold War Kids and Decemberists are holding the top two spots; however, keep a lookout for Young Galaxy (left) and the new band Tennis as they coast up the ranks with their breezy beach sound.
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Top 40 11.19.10

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 by Ryan Nisley

This week a new artist makes a debut at the top spot! The Naked & Famous is a group from New Zealand that effectively blend the musical styles of Passion Pit and M83 into an incredibly catchy indie-pop that gets stuck in your head. Warning: this group may become your new favorite band. (more…)



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Top 40 10.20.10

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 by Ryan Nisley

This week’s Top 40 is inspired by Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips! We all know that the Flaming Lips are a little “spaced out” and experimental, but Wayne has taken his experimental nature to a new level by printing band posters with his (Yes, his) blood! The design is a giant human skull with a psychedelic disco ball cranium. I’m sure thousands of fans are eager to acquire Wayne’s artwork, but this was only a one time deal. Kudos to Wayne for his artistic abilities and devotion to the Flaming Lips!

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Top 40 9.21.10

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 by Ryan Nisley

This week we have Arcade Fire maintaining the number one spot, with Brandon Flowers working his way up to the top with his new solo album, Flamingo. This week’s top 40 is inspired by Paul “Bear” Vasquez, creator of the youtube phenomenon, Double Rainbow! “It’s so bright and vivid!” “What does this mean?” Well, it means that there are some great bands on the top 40 for your listening enjoyment! I’m so happy I can’t stop crying! (more…)



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Top 40 5.10.10

Monday, May 10th, 2010 by Rich Rodrigues


Well, well, well.  Freelance Whales take over the #1 spot this week knocking of MGMT’s 2 week run @ #1.  We see some debuts from Keane as well as the Deftones.  This week’s top 40 chart is inspired by BONO.  He turns 50 today (5/10) and those glasses he keeps wearing makes him look no older than 45 I say.  Rock on BONO! (more…)



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