The Countdown

The Radio Caroline Countdown of Album Sounds

Saturday 12pm ~ 3pm with Al Duprés

Produced by Graham Coull

Caroline Countdown 19th July 2014

On this week’s brand-new new Countdown, we have 22 climbers, 8 fallers, 3 non-movers & 7 new Entries, viz Manic Street Preachers, David Gray, Ed Sheeran, Cherry Ghost, Rich Robinson, California Breed & Nazareth

Last year the Manics had enough material for two albums, so they split the songs into 2 types – the folky ‘Rewind the Film’ and this new effort ‘Futurology’. I think I prefer this set!

Rich Robinson was part of the Black Crowes with brother Chris Robinson. After an acrimonious split, Chris formed the ‘Chris Robinson Brotherhood’ (another saucer of Milk for Table 2!) and Rich pursued a solo career. Now both are in the Countdown!

Ed Sheeran has been described as UK’s answer to Jason Mraz (who has a new album out soon, so watch out for that), this is Ed’s much-hyped and awaited second album.

Cherry Ghost is the performing name of UK singer/songwriter Simon Aldred. Now with a full-time band in tow, this is his 3rd full album.

California Breed were formed by Jason Bonham & Glenn Hughes when Joe Bonamassa left Black Country Communion due to the demands of his solo career. Joined by guitarist Andrew Watt, their debut album is a fine piece of work.

Dropping out to make way for them are Bwani Junction, The Rifles, The Fray, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Santana, The Delines & Wishbone Ash.

Here’s the Countdown as presented by Al on Saturday 19th July

40. (-) Cherry Ghost – Herd Runners

39. (-) Nazareth – Rock n’ Roll Telephone

38. (40) Old 97s – Most Messed Up

37. (-) Rich Robinson – The Ceaseless Sight

36. (38) Royal Southern Brotherhood – Heart Soul Blood

35. (36) Mostly Autumn – Dressed In Voices

34. (-) California Breed – California Breed

33. (-) Ed Sheeran – X

32. (35) Walter Trout – The Blues Came Callin

31. (-) Manic Street Preachers – Futurology

30. (15) Elbow – The Take Off & Landing Of Everything

29. (37) The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits

28. (9) Real Estate – Atlas

27. (-) David Gray – Mutineers

26. (11) Nina Nesbitt – Peroxide

25. (34) Passenger – Whispers

24. (19) Elephant – Sky Swimming

23. (30) The Woodentops – Granular Tales

22. (25) Robert Cray Band – In My Soul

21. (31) Jack White – Lazaretto

20. (10) Drive By Truckers – English Oceans

19. (23) Natalie Merchant – Natalie Merchant

18. (27) Family Of the Year – Loma Vista

17. (17) Tori Amos – Unrepentant Geraldines

16. (20) Milagres – Violent Light

15. (21) Kasabian – 48.13

14. (26) Smoke Fairies – Smoke Fairies

13. (22) Coldplay – Ghost Stories

12. (16) Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Phosphorescent Harvest

11. (14) Lake Street Dive – Bad Self Portraits

10. (2) Broken Bells – After the Disco

9. (12) Di-rect – Daydreams In a Blackout

8. (8) School Of Language – Old Fears

7. (7) Embrace – Embrace

6. (13) Black Keys – Turn Blue

5. (4) Panic Room – Incarnate

4. (1) RPWL – Wanted

3. (6) Matthew & the Atlas – Other Rivers

2. (3) Beck – Morning Phase

1. (5) The Hoosiers – The News From Nowhere