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!earshot charts - top 20 electronic of 2015

1 Braids Can Con
Deep in the Iris - (Flemish Eye)

When Calgary-raised, Montreal-based BRAIDS debuted in 2011 with Native Speaker, critics described them as "Animal Collective at their most hormonally charged". The band returned with a second record in 2013, Flourish // Perish. I talked to the band during this time. The group had gone through a painful reduction from a four piece to a three piece, yet had stepped forward in a new direction.

BRAIDS returned this year with the more confident third release Deep In the Iris. Songs like "Miniskirt" prove the band (Raphaelle Standell-Preston, Austin Tufts and Taylor Smith) is now fearless enough to release a single dealing with objectification, the male gaze and female empowerment.

By Scott Wood

All chart appearances for Deep in the Iris
10 weeks at #1 Electronic (May 12 to July 7, 2015)
8 weeks at #1 Top 50 (May 19 to June 30, 2015)

Asterisk (*) denotes Canadian artists. All !earshot charts in this issue reflect actual airplay on campus/community stations from January to December 2015. Charts are weighted according to broadcast range and market size. To view older charts from as far back as 1999, go to our charts main page.

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Rank Artist Title Label
1 Braids * Deep In The Iris Flemish Eye
2 Purity Ring * Another Eternity Last Gang
3 Humans * Noontide Hybridity Music
4 Jamie xx In Colour Young Turks
5 A Tribe Called Red * Suplex Pirates Blend
6 Hot Chip Why Make Sense? Domino
7 New Order Music Complete Mute
8 Squarepusher Damogen Furies Warp
9 Ratatat Magnifique XL Recordings
10 Bonobo Flashlight EP Ninja Tune
11 The Chemical Brothers Born In The Echoes Virgin
13 Ryan Hemsworth * Alone for the First Time Last Gang
14 ttwwrrss * ttwwrrss_2 Maisonneuve
15 Saxsyndrum * SXD_EP Art Not Love
16 Miami Horror All Possible Futures Haven
17 Floating Points Elaenia Luaka Bop
18 Bob Moses * Days Gone By Domino
19 Milk & Bone * Little Mourning Bonsound
20 Shlohmo Dark Red True Panther

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