#COMUSIC TOP 20 MAY + Q2 + 2023

Palisade vineyard with Mount Garfield May 2023, courtesy of Clear Vistas Photography.

We are now HALF WAY through 2023! WOW. Below you’ll find the TOP 20 for the year, so far, with six months to go.

Besides tracking and charting weekly, monthly and yearly spins, I’ve also been tracking quarterly this year.

Two hundred four LP, EP or SP (single) current year titles (Jun 22 to May 23) received at least one spin in Q1 (Dec-Feb) and Q2 (Mar-May).

The only album to land in the TOP 5 of Q1 and Q2 is EUFORQUESTRA – While We Still Got Time LP – that fell from #1 Q1 to #5 Q2. The release date is Jun-22, so it will no longer be tracked after this month. Don’t be surprised when you see it stick around in the TOP 20 this year, on the basis of Q1 and Q2 spins.

I do expect to see KILTRO – Underbelly, LEFTOVER SALMON  Grass Roots and NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS – Buy My Round make their way into the TOP FIVE Q3.

Q2 2023

(D) 1. *THE WOOD BROTHERS – Heart Is the Hero 
(D) 2. DANIEL RODRIGUEZ – Vast Nothing **
(D) 3. DEVA YODER – Be Well
(D) 4. VOLORES – Ages
(1) 5. EUFORQUESTRA – While We Still Got Time**

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.388.9 KRFC  and ten other stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, offering search functions for artists to track airplay around the country.

TOP 20 AIRPLAY MAY 2023

(D) – debuts in the TOP 20
(R) – reentered TOP 20

(1) 1. *THE WOOD BROTHERS – Heart Is the Hero LP (Apr-23)
(D) 2. KILTRO Underbelly LP (Apr-23)
(D) 3. LEFTOVER SALMON  Grass Roots LP (May-23)
(7) 4. DANIEL RODRIGUEZ – Vast Nothing LP (Mar-23)**
(D) 5. INSTANT EMPIRE – Standing Eight Count LP (Feb-23)
(D) 6. CARMINE FRANCIS – Carmine Francis EP (Mar-23)
(D) 6. KEDDJRAhow my friends must worry LP (Feb-23)
(D) 7. LOVE GANGMeanstreak LP (Jan-23)
(D) 8. DNA PICASSOThe Colour Blü LP (Mar-23)
(D) 9. ADRIENNE O – What What What SINGLE (Jun-22)
(9) 10. EUFORQUESTRA – While We Still Got Time LP (Jun-22)**
(11) 11. KIND HEARTED STRANGERS – Now.Here LP (Mar-23) **
(D) 11. SOUR MAGICIndigo SINGLE (Jul-22)
(D) 12. BODY Bad Vibes SINGLE (Feb-23) connects to Bandcamp
(D) 13. HRZN Violet SINGLE (Jul-22)
(D) 14. BODY Spill It SINGLE (Mar-23)
(D) 14. MAYOR GREYComfort Me (Pretty Please) SINGLE (Oct-22)
(D) 14. MAYOR GREY Cherry Cement SINGLE (Aug-22)
(R) 14. MOJOMAMA We Are One LP (Jun-22)
(D) 14. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS Buy My Round SINGLE (May-23)
(D) 14. SODAPOP Retrogaze: Chapter 3 EP (Mar-23)

TOP 20 2023 DEC-MAY

(3) 1. *THE WOOD BROTHERS – Heart Is the Hero LP (Apr-23)
(1) 2. EUFORQUESTRA – While We Still Got Time LP (Jun-22)**
(2) 3. ALYSIA KRAFT – First Light LP (Jun-22)
(7) 4. DANIEL RODRIGUEZ – Vast Nothing LP (Mar-23)**
(4) 5. JULIAN FULCO PERRON  In My Garden LP (Nov-22)
(6) 6. *VINCE HERMAN – Enjoy the Ride LP (Nov-22)
(5) 7. ELEKTRIC ANIMALS – Channels EP (May-22)
(7) 8. VOLORES – Ages LP (Mar-23)
(9) 9. MUSKETEER GRIPWEED – Long Past Time LP (Sep-22)
(7) 10. TRAVIS MCNAMARA – Moon Calendar LP (Mar-23)
(11) 11. SUGAR NOVA – Halogen LP (May-23)
(12) 12. IZCALLI – Rebirth LP (Jul-22)
(13) 13. MOJOMAMA We Are One LP (Jun-22)
(10) 14. BEVIN LUNA – Madison and Angelus LP (Jun-22))
(14) 14. STILLHOUSE JUNKIES – Small Towns LP (Sep-22)
(8) 15. BRIANA HARRIS – When We’re Found LP (Sep-22)
(15) 16. DEVA YODER – Be Well LP (Feb-23)
(13) 17. TENNIS – Pollen LP (Jan-23)
(D) 18. LEFTOVER SALMON  Grass Roots LP (May-23)
(16) 19. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP (Jan-22)

HOW I DO IT

Every Sunday I survey over a dozen community/public and college stations, which includes spins on the Colorado playlist (aired on eleven stations).

The monthly survey period is from the first week ending with a SATURDAY (May 6), through the last week ending with a SUNDAY (May 28). 

Yearly spins are pulled and calculated from December (2022) through the next November (2023).

The annual new release year begins in November, although there are some released earlier that make the cut.

Titles are tracked for a full calendar year from the official date of release, regardless of when I begin tracking it.

*ARTIST/BAND = expat. No longer lives in Colorado and/or is tied to Colorado in some meaningful way; i.e. *The Wood Brothers, *Vince Herman

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CP S17 EP20 2023

View of Grand Junction and Mount Garfield from the Colorado National Monument

MONDAY MAY 22, 2023 – On the road. Like, what else is new – right? Rocky Mountain Music Network / The Colorado Playlist and Clear Vistas Photography are moving to Grand Junction over the next couple of months. We’re in house buying mode now.

#COMUSIC TOP FIVE WEEK MAY 22, 2023

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.388.9 KRFC  and ten other stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, offering search functions for artists and agents to track airplay.

NO TOP FIVE THIS WEEK.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

I designed the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) as a way for you to let me know what you think of new music emerging from around the state. Results enter into which cuts stay in rotation, and which cuts make the final “best of” list.

Dianne ReevesEndangered Species – Art & Survival (1994)
Mollie O’BrienBrown Eyed Handsome Man – Big Red Sun Blues (1998)
(N) Kiltro All The Time in the World (2023)

The Copper Children Pity Party – Strange Illusion (2022)
Lucy DaydreamNo Perfect Love (2020)
Andy SydowKeep on Drivin’ – Little Crown EP (2023)
Kerry Pastine and the Crime SceneCity of Love – City of Love (2019)
A.J. FullertonOh Frustration – Kalamath (2017)
Vince HermanRattlesnake – Enjoy the Ride (2023)
(D) The Magic BeansBetter Man (2023)

Jyemo ClubIssa Ting (f. the Reminders) (2022)
Lionel Young Band Night Train – On Our Way to Memphis: The IBC Sessions (2011)
Adam BodineSwamp Stomp – Scenes of Changery (2021)

Rick RobertsSweet Maria – She is a Song (1973)
Firefall Winds Of Change – Elan (1978)
(D) Nathaniel RileyAnother New Year – Bird Songs (2023)

Fast EddyTake A Look – Take A Look (2022)
Gabrielle Louise Don’t Touch Me – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020) **
Kind Hearted StrangersDiesel – Now.here (2023) **
Zuba Planet Of Love – South Of Eden (1998)
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band with Erica Brown Hey Mister – Tangled Road Again (2013)
Brothers KeeperHe Left You (f. John Popper) (2023)
(D) Rob DrabkinLet Out the Love – Spring to December (2023)

DafnaThe Man In My Dreams – When I Was With You! (2022)
DeVotchKa The Alley – 100 Lovers (2011)
Eric Lilley TrioLuck of the Draw – Joie De Vivre (2019)

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CP S17 EP19 2023

Goat!

Monday May 15, 2023 — Whaaaaaa? Mid-way through May?! We’re halfway through the new release year with some of the biggest records of the year still to be released. The new single from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (Buy My Round) with new albums from Leftover Salmon and soon from Big Head Todd & the Monsters are sure to claim positions at the top of the charts in the second half of the year.

#COMUSIC TOP FIVE WK END MAY 14, 2023

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.388.9 KRFC  and ten other stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, offering search functions for artists and agents to track airplay.

(D) 1. LEFTOVER SALMON Grass Roots LP (May-23)
(1) 2. *THE WOOD BROTHERS – Heart Is the Hero LP (Apr-23)
(D) 3. ADRIENNE O What What What SINGLE (Jun-22)
(4) 4. CARMINE FRANCIS – Carmine Francis EP (Mar-23)
(D) 4. INSTANT EMPIREStanding Eight Count LP (Feb-23)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

I designed the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) as a way for you to let me know what you think of new music emerging from around the state. Results enter into which cuts stay in rotation, and which cuts make the final “best of” list.

Earth Wind & Fire Mighty Mighty – Open Our Eyes (1974)
Flash Cadillac & The Continental KidsIt’s Hard (To Break the Ice) – Sons of the Beaches (1975)
(N) The BurroughsHarder to Believe – Honey Imastar (2023)

Adrienne O What What What (2022)
Pretty LightsCan’t Stop Me Now – Passing By Behind Your Eyes (2009)
Angie Stevens & the Beautiful WreckStandin’ In the Corner – Learn to Let the Light In (2023)
Gregory Alan IsakovJohn Brown’s Body – That Sea, The Gambler (2007)
The Motet So High – Totem (2016)
Euforquestra Show Me the Way – While We Still Got Time (2022)
(D) The River ArkansasGreen Bridge – Green Bridge (2023)
The Reminders Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
N3ptune, Rusty SteveBlack Horse (clean) – Renaissance (2022)
Keith Oxman (I’ve Got) Beginners Luck – East of the Village (2017)

Dan FogelbergPhoenix – Phoenix (1980)
(D) Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night SweatsBuy My Round (2023)

King CardinalRunaway (2022)
Jeremy FacknitzThere’s No Going Home Again (Feat. Serenity Holloway) – Smilin’ At the Future (2023)
The String Cheese IncidentStay Through – Song In My Head (2014)
Kyle EmersonWise Blood – Dorothy Alice (2017)
Sugar Nova Touch Me, I’m Going to Scream, Pt. II – Halogen (2023)
(N) Leftover SalmonBlue Railroad Train (feat. Billy Strings) – Grass Roots (2023)

Mary FlowerJane Jane (feat.. John Magnie and Steve Amadee) – Blues Jubilee (1994)
MojomamaWe Are One – We Are One (2022)
Ryan A FourtBig Slick – Big Slick (2015)

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