The Subject Radio Top 30 – June 5, 2023

Check out our Top 30 artists and albums on Subject Radio, for the week of 5/29 – 6/4.

NYU student and Sub Pop upper-and-comer Hannah Jadagu takes her spot at the top with her heralded debut. It’s a big week for women as nine of the top ten albums feature female vocalists. Asheville’s Indigo de Souza hangs around at 2 after a trio of weeks at the top with her savage indie rock anthems. The only solely male-led act is the Long Island breezy alt popsters The Lemon Twigs, led by the D’Addario Brothers.

Bully returns to our radio waves as their fourth record debuts in the top ten. Well, we should say “she” as they are essentially singer-songwriter Alicia Bognanno who identifies as “she.” Genre-free artist Arlo Parks also books her return trip to sUBject radio with a top ten debut.

One of the most intriguing entries has to be Temps — ostensibly a musical project of roughly 40 established acts led by British comedian James Acaster, including a bunch of artists who have been heard right here on sUBject radio (like NNAMDI and Xenia Rubinos). On surface, it may seem like a joke by Acaster, who is known for a desert-dry sense of humor, but in spite of his donning a comic alligator costume, this would seem to be a passion project. It’s also quite good. And if you do not know Acaster, head to YouTube because you are in for one hell of a rabbit hole if you are so inclined.

Here’s two songs from every album!

sUBject Top 30 Records Week of 06/05/2023

1Hannah JadaguApertureSub Pop
2Indigo de SouzaAll Of This Will EndSaddle Creek
3The Lemon TwigsEverything HarmonyCaptured Tracks
5Shana ClevelandManzanitaHardly Art
6BullyLucky for YouSub Pop
7Miesha & the SpanksUnconditional Love in Hi-FiMint
8Arlo ParksMy Soft MachineTransgressive
9The New PornographersContinue as a GuestMerge
10PACKSCrispy Crunchy NothingFire Talk
11Baba AliLaugh Like a BombMemphis Industries
12Billy Woods & Kenny SegalMapsBackwoodz Studioz
13Philippe BNouvelle AdministrationBonsound
14boygeniusThe RecordInterscope
15Ruen BrothersTen PacesYep Roc
16Olivia JeanRaving GhostThird Man
17Desire MareaOn the Romance of BeingMute
18Dreamer IsiomaPrincess ForeverAWAL
19TempsParty Gator PurgatoryBella Union
20Lael NealeStar Eaters DelightSub Pop
21Y La BambaLuchaTender Loving Empire
22ClothSecret MeasureRock Action
23Screaming FemalesDesire PathwayDon Giovanni
24LovejoyWake Up & It’s Over [EP]Anvil Cat
25Silver MothBlack BayBella Union
26Foyer RedYam the Hours AwayCarpark
27Mandy, IndianaI’ve seen a wayFire Talk
28BayonneTemporary TimeNettwerk
29Ron GalloFOREGROUND MUSICKill Rock Stars
30Sean BarnaAn Evening at Macri ParkKill Rock Stars

As Sub Pop dominated WRUB in the 1990s, the 2000s, and the 2010s, so it is for sUBject as one of three records in our top 30 from the Seattle label is the latest from Bully. Here’s the excellent first single: “Days Move Slow.”