This week’s #3 spot goes to Field Report, the Wisconsin band whose self-titled debut was released last week. A previous collaborator with Justin Vernon in his pre-Bon Iver days, front man Chris Porterfield has finally reached his own success with a Hype Score of 861. A total of 15,407 scrobbles to date show a good start, though with only two shouts on their artist page it’s clear that there are plenty more fans out there to reach.
At #2 is solo artist Angel Olsen, whose second release Half Way Home has contributed to a Hype Score of 1,972. Released earlier this month, the album has gained 24,268 scrobbles so far: “Acrobat” was named as Best New Track on Pitchfork, and has accordingly gained the most scrobbles of the release. With a strong showing for the rest of the tracks however, it seems the Missouri-born, Chicago-based Olsen is an exciting prospect for folk fans.
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The #1 spot is a collaborative effort: G.O.O.D Music is both the name of Kanye West‘s label, and the umbrella artist name for the songs on his first compilation Cruel Summer. Featuring Jay-Z, R. Kelly, and Kanye himself among a host of others, it was bound to attract some attention – and it’s come quickly, with Cruel Summer only released this week. A Hype Score of 3,405 has got them to the top, though reading the conflicting opinions in the shoutbox it’s not clear whether they’ll hold on.