Texas Top 5: Week 39
This is the Texas Top 5 – where we bring you the week’s top five albums from Texas artists. Our friends at Waterloo Records compile a list of their top selling albums each week and we put our spin on it.
5. Bob Schneider, A Perfect Day
Bob Schneider’s most recent release A Perfect Day has been a mainstay on our list throughout the summer.
4. St. Vincent, Strange Mercy
Strange Mercy is St. Vincent’s third record and it’s in the number four position this week. Annie Clark grew up in Dallas and was a member of The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens’ band before recording under the stage name St. Vincent in 2006. Strange Mercy finds St. Vincent more free and fearlessly shredding on the guitar.
3. Gary Clark Jr., Bright Lights
At number three, and fresh off a stellar performance at the ACL Festival, it’s Austin-based blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. His latest EP Bright Lights has been getting rave reviews since it’s release in early August.
2. Robert Earl Keen, Ready for Confetti
Robert Earl Keen is in the number two spot this week with his latest record Ready for Confetti. On this, his 16th release, Keen explores everything from gospel to rock and even a little reggae.
1. The Gourds, Old Mad Joy
Austin-favorites The Gourds are back! And their new album Old Mad Joy is the number one selling album in the Texas Top 5. For their tenth studio album, they headed up to Woodstock, New York to record in Levon Helm’s studio The Barn. The end result just might be the most solid record The Gourds have put out to date.