Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Nov. 14, 2020 | Foo Fighters, Clairo with strong debuts; Bastille takes No. 1

It’s true, Kevin Parker.

Top 3 debut! Wow. Foo Fighters come out of nowhere to crash the Alt 18 Countdown this week. This upstart trio on an RCA imprint has a shot at lasting success.

Aside from the big debut from Grohl and Co, Clairo is the only other debut this week with Sofia. Beabadoobee and The Backseat Lovers clear out to make the room. I’d personally keep Kilby Girl on the list, but it could easily bounce back next week.

New No. 1 with ‘survivin’ from Bastille, something of an anthem for 2020. That means “Tangerine” ends its reign. Could also be the beginning of the end for Glass Animals on the countdown? They’ve been on every week this year.

This conversation is 5+ years old, but man, Royal Blood sound like Jack White. No problem with it, just can’t shake the comparison.

Wear your masks!

This week’s Spotify playlist

Alt18 Countdown – Nov. 14, 2020

18. grandson @grandsonDirtyFueled by Ramen – (same) | Video | Loudwire | Seth Myers

17. Royal and the Serpent @royalandtheserp – Overwhelmed –  Atlantic Records (-1) – Video | Insta | Idolator | Next up?

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

15. Abhi the Nomad @abhi_thenomadMe No Evil – Indie – (+2) | Texas Monthly | Abhi vs The Universe

14. Cannons @Cannonstheband – Fire For You – AntiFragile Music (-11) | Live | The Digital Fix

13. AJR @AJRBrothers – Bummerland – Indie (-1) | Video | Signature hot sauce | Reddit | Ellen| Broadway

12. Of Monsters and Men @monstersandmenVisitorRepublic Records (-1) | Video

11. Robert DeLong/Ashe @DeLongMusic @AsheMusicBetter in College – (-4) | Top Shelf Music

10. Gus Dapperton @GusDapperton – Post Humorous – AWAL (same) | Video | Spin | Wiki

9. Holly Humberstone @HolHumberstoneFalling Asleep at the WheelCloser Artists (same) | Guitar.com | NYT

8. Clairo @clairoSofiaFader – (new) | Immunity

7. Tame Impala @tameimpalaIs It True – Interscope Records (+6) | Genius | Video

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

5.  Sir Sly @SirSlyMaterial BoyInterscope Records (same) | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance

4. MISSIO @MissionMusicCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records – (+5) | Wiki | American Songwriter

3. Foo Fighters @foofightersShame Shame – Roswell Records – (new) | SNL

2. Glass Animals @GlassAnimalsTangerineRepublic Records – (same) | James Corden | Open Source

1. Bastillesurvivin’ Republic Records (+1) | Video | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCA

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