Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Nov. 14, 2020 | Foo Fighters, Clairo with strong debuts; Bastille takes No. 1
No change with the Top 3 on the Oct. 17, 2020 Alt18 Countdown, 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.
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.