Even a poor rating still gets you in to the ADM party
The week in ADM
Michael Palmer reflects on the week's action in the ADM chart
So what's been going on then? Well, six new albums joined our
chart with 7.somethings, eight showed up to the party with 6s and
one poor soul could only scramble together a 5. But that's ok,
we'll still let him in to the ADM party. We just won't let him put
his stuff in the fridge or stand in the kitchen or lock the door
when he goes to the toilet. But who are these newcomers?
Weeeeeeeeeell, the one with the highest rating is
Ratking. Showing up smugly with a 7.5. A 9 from
Drowned In Sound and a whole bunch of 8s adding up to a good score
for the NYC rap trio, but two 7s and a 6 lower the average enough
to make sure they don't quite make the Top 10. Still, it's enough
to keep them at the top of our New Entry list.
Only a point behind though is School of Language,
who's 7.4 is made up of a 9 from Loud And Quiet, a whole bunch of
8s (again) but a few 7s and 6s. It's the second album from David
Brewis from Field Music and Q say it's "frequently
dazzling stuff". It's also his second highest ADM rating, coming in
behind Field Music's third album which managed a 7.7.
One point less than that is Chet Faker, who's
debut album has managed a 7.3, and with it a Top 20 spot in our
chart. After thrusting into the public consciousness with a cover
of "No Diggity" on a Superbowl ad last year, he seems to have
backed it up with his album. Yup, a Superbowl ad and being Number
20 in our Current Chart are pretty much the same thing right?
So who's that slacker, showing up to our party with nothing but an
orange plastic bag from Sainsbury's with nothing but his own 6
beers and a half bottle of booze in it? Not even bringing any food
or anything. Expecting to use all the cola that's sitting on the
counter even though he didn't bring any. It's Aloe
Blacc by the way. Showing up to to our party with nothing
but a 5.4. A few decent reviews though: two 8s and a 7. Though 4s
from Observer, Guardian, The Arts Desk and Uncut, and a measly 2
from Digital Spy mean he gets our coveted ADM Wooden Spoon. Well
Elsewhere: The Afghan Wigs first album in 16
years (OBNM) gets a 7.2, Paolo Nutini gets a 6.8,
and PUP, The Amazing Snakeheads,
Teebs, Tweens and The
Faint all get 6s.