Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Oct. 17, 2020 | No change at the top; Royal Blood, Abhi the Nomad, somegirlnamedanna join

Hello, Royal Blood.

No change with the Top 3 this week, but some interesting new additions from Royal Blood, Abhi the Nomad and somegirlnamedanna. Junior Mesa, JAWNY, and Claire Rosinkranz fell off this week’s list.

I’m working on a complete list of Alt18 Countdown’s for 2020. It’s close, but not quite ready. One fun fact: Glass Animals have appeared on every countdown this year — streak they continued this week with Tangerine at No. 1.

I’m getting a bit more active on social @findingalt18 on Twitter, and some kind of a newsletter is coming for anyone who wants the list sent to them. As always, would love to hear your ideas.

This week’s Spotify playlist

Alt18 Countdown – Oct. 17, 2020

18. Abhi the Nomad @abhi_thenomadMe No Evil – Indie – (New) | Texas Monthly

17. somegirlnamedanna @somegirlnamedannaseriously just stopRepublic Records (New) | Video

16. I Don’t Know How But They Found Me @iDKHowLeave Me AloneFearless Records (+1) | Video

15. Little Hurt @LittleHurt – Alaska – Daddy Kool (-10) | Video | American Songwriter

14. Phoenix @wearephoenix – Identical – Indie – Video (-5) | Pitchfork | Video

13. Royal Blood @royalbloodukTrouble’s Coming – Warner Brother (new) | Official audio

12. Gus Dapperton @GusDapperton – Post Humorous – AWAL (-8) | Video | Spin

11. Of Monsters and Men @monstersandmenVisitorRepublic Records (+3) | Video

10. Beabadoobee @beabad00bee – CareDirty Hit (+5) | Variety

9. Tame Impala @tameimpalaIs It True – Interscope Records (+3) | Genius

8. Caamp @caamp – By and ByMom + Pop Music (-2) | Minidoc

7. AJR @AJRBrothers – Bummerland – Indie (+3) | Video | Signature hot sauce

6. Sir Sly @SirSlyMaterial BoyInterscope Records (+3) | Lyrics

5.  Bastillesurvivin’ Republic Records (+3) | Video

4. Cannons @Cannonstheband – Fire For You – AntiFragile Music (+3) | Live

3. Royal and the Serpent @royalandtheserp – Overwhelmed –  Atlantic Records – Video (+1)

2. The Killers @thekillers – My Own Soul’s Warning – Video – Island Records (-1)

1. Glass Animals @GlassAnimalsTangerineRepublic Records – (+1)