Wud Records: January 2021 top ten tracks published at SoundCloud

The top ten SoundCloud tracks for January 2021 from Wud Records have been published in a new playlist. Tracks have been arranged from one to ten according to their popularity and take into account plays, comments, likes and reposts.

The algorithm we use gives greatest weight to reposts, then likes and comments over plays. This is because when somebody reposts a track it gives it the opportunity to be heard by a potential new fan. This is always a tremendous help to creative souls. Likes from people who clearly don’t listen to the music are ignored.

Songs published at Bandcamp are also completely omitted from the SoundCloud statistics. This is because Bandcamp statistics require separate treatment.

Archive tracks and bonus tracks are also ignored.

Only you, the listener, can influence our February 2021 playlist. So if there is a track you particularly like, keep playing it! Leave a comment, repost it and share it to your social media feeds!

Massive thanks go out to everybody who helped to support all of us during January 2021 by listening to, commenting on and reposting our bands’ tracks on SoundCloud, as well as other platforms.

We would also like to say a special thank you to all the splendid people on Twitter who have been enjoying and reposting our tracks to their followers. All the support and positive feedback has been incredibly heartwarming for us all. It makes all our endeavours here seem worthwhile.

Congratulations to Alchemeon, whose psychedelic alternative rock anthem and call to action The Freaks (Shall Inherit the Earth) returned to the top of the charts in January 2021, up from the number two position last month.

The Freaks (Shall Inherit the Earth) was a very popular Spacegoats song before Alchemeon started playing it. It was performed around many a uk campfire during various road protests, as well as other infrastructure project protests, such as against the new high speed two railway.

Many people protest because they believe that these things cause terrible and unnecessary damage to the landscape of the uk. These projects cost billions to implement, money which arguably could be better spent on other things. And for what? A small gain in journey times. The HS2 project is the latest of many of these.

Another Alchemeon song, the live progressive rock / space rock / cosmic rock epic Born of Stars, re-entered the charts at number eight. Despite being over fifteen minutes long and the audio file requiring many many hours of fiddly and tedious repair work, it has received plenty of love and attention since its eventual re-release last summer.

Flicker‘s wonderful instrumental piece Farsight dropped back to this month’s number two. It features the voices of Maharaj Ji / Prem Rawat and Jonathan Agnew as well as some sounds from Captain James T. Kirk’s ship the USS Enterprise.

Three more tracks from Flicker‘s beautiful album At Least 1000 Words featured in the first chart of 2021. Blown Away, Moonpath and Welcome to the Family were all tremendously popular, ending the month in postitions four, six and ten respectively.

Flicker‘s second album, HappySad, is under construction and you can listen to it as it stands right now by clicking here. Several more tracks are likely to be released in the coming weeks and months, so please keep an eye and an ear on our News service and Twitter.

Dark Company achieved two of the positions on the newest chart. Dancing In The Dark from the work-in-progress Alien Heat album came in at number three after we announced that we were busy working on finalising it. We are hoping very much that we will be able to finish and release this, and other songs from Dark Company‘s Alien Heat album in the coming weeks.

The other Dark Company song to feature is Phase Out, the quirky reggae song with a section in five-time and featuring Pete’s wonderful lyrics laced with cutting dark humour. Phase Out is the opening track on the work-in-progress fourth Dark Company album, Can of Worms.

Also appearing on this month’s chart we see the first two tracks from the delightful Cherry Smoke Empire album by The Bastard Sons of Dennis. The Furniture (part one: overture) and Good Times finished the month in positions five and seven respectively.

None of our other acts made it onto the chart this month.

If you would like to go to SoundCloud to hear the top ten songs from Wud Records in January 2021, as played, liked, commented upon and reposted by listeners, please click here.

If you prefer to listen here at Wud Records, you will find that it is the new default music player. You will find it on all non band-specific pages at the site, such as our Links collection or homepage.