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Weekly Charts

Top 30—WKNC’s Top Albums of the Week, 10/25/11

1. I Break Horses – Hearts (Co-op)

2. Cant – Dreams Come True (Terrible)

3. Widowspeak – Widowspeak (Captured Tracks)

4. Alias – Fever Dream (Anticon)

5. Various Artists – GRPTPS vs. PTLCK (Grip Tapes)

6. Young Man – Ideas of Distance (Frenchkiss)

7. Soley – We Sink (Morr)

8. Sugarplum Fairies – The Images We Get (M-M)

9. Sleep Over – Forever (Hippos in Tanks)

10. Zola Jesus – Conatus (Sacred Bones)

11. Veronica Falls – Veronica Falls (Slumberland)

12. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy (4AD)

13. Weekend – Red (Slumberland)

14. Memoryhouse – The Years (Sub Pop-Arcade Sound)

15. Fool’s Gold – Leave No Trace (Iamsound)

16. Megafaun – Megafaun (Hometapes)

17. Drums – Portamento (Frenchkiss)

18. Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation (Fat Possum)

19. Wooden Shjips – West (Thrill Jockey)

20. Body Language – Social Studies (Om)

21. Wilco – The Whole Love (Anti)

22. Wild Flag – Wild Flag (Merge)

23. Patti Smith – Outside of Society (Columbia)

24. Wu Lyf – Go Tell Fire to the Mountain (LYF)

25. Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing (Sub Pop)

26. Scott Solter – One River (Hidden Shoal)

27. Apparat – The Devil’s Walk (Mute)

28. Pack A.D. – Unpersons (Mint)

29. Neon Indian – Era Extrana (Mom and Pop)

30. Exitmusic – From Silence (Secretly Canadian)

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Festival Coverage

The Road To Moog

On Oct. 28, Moogfest 2011 will officially begin in beautiful Asheville, N.C. The festival, now in its second year, brings together artists from across the electronic and experimental music spectrum to celebrate the legacy of synth pioneer and music technology visionary Bob Moog. From musical legends such as Suicide, Tangerine Dream, and Terry Riley to up-and-comers CANT, Oneohtrix Point Never, and araabMUZIK to Amon Tobin’s elaborate and visually stunning ISAM show, the three-day festival truly provides something for every ear. In the days leading up to, during, and after the festival check back regularly to the WKNC Blog for various Road To Moog features, including interviews with artists playing the festival and reviews and photos from the festival.

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Weekly Charts

Top 30—WKNC’s Top Albums of the Week 10/4

1. Various Artists – GRPTPS vs. PTLCK (Grip Tapes)

2. Cant – Dreams Come True (Terrible)

3. Mogwai – Earth Division (Sub Pop)

4. Sleep Over – Forever (Hippos in Tanks)

5. Veronica Falls – Veronica Falls (Slumberland)

6. Megafaun – Megafaun (Hometapes)

7. Drums – Portamento (Frenchkiss)

8. Weekend – Red (Slumberland)

9. Memoryhouse – The Years (Sub Pop-Arcade Sound)

10. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy (4AD)

11. Wilco – The Whole Love (Anti)

12. Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing (Sub Pop)

13. Apparat – The Devil’s Walk (Mute)

14. Toro y Moi – Freaking Out (Carpark)

15. Neon Indian – Era Extrana (Mom and Pop)

16. Wu Lyf – Go Tell Fire To the Mountain (L Y F)

17. Wild Flag – Wild Flag (Merge)

18. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Mirror Traffic (Matador)

19. Blood Orange – Coastal Grooves (Domino)

20. CSS – La Liberacion (V2-Downtown-Cooperative)

21. Tasseomancy – Ulalume (Out Of This Spark)

22. Wooden Shjips – West (Thrill Jockey)

23. I Break Horses – Hearts (Co-op)

24. Iceage – New Brigade (Dais-What’s Your Rupture)

25. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Hysterical (Self-Released)

26. Hella – Tripper (Sargent House)

27. Jens Lekman – An Argument With Myself (Secretly Canadian)

28. Pepper Rabbit – Red Velvet Snowball (Kanine)

29. Jacuzzi Boys – Glazin’ (Hardly Art)

30. Mister Heavenly – Out of Love (Sub Pop)