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Everything to know about ‘Telepath’ by Manchester Orchestra

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Manchester Orchestra released “Telepath” on April 28, 2021. It debuted at No. 18 on SiriusXM’s Alt18 Countdown on August 28, 2021. Loma Vista Recordings released the song as the third, and final, single off the band’s album, “The Million Masks of God.”

Lead singer Andy Hull described the song as the “ebb and flow of life long commitment to another person.”

Isaac Deitz directed the accompanying video. Here’s an acoustic performance by Hull.

Huw Baines profiled the band and its new album on Guitar.com. Here’s an excerpt from the piece:

On their new record the band pick up one of A Black Mile to the Surface’s dangling threads and confront the full stop that’s up ahead in the distance for all of us. Guitarist Robert McDowell (who’s also Hull’s brother-in-law) lost his father to cancer in 2019, and his death reverberates throughout the monumental The Million Masks of God. “It was a very delicate time for everybody,” Hull continues. “Rob was in the thick of a storm. We were making this record during that. We were cautious and careful.

“The record was therapy for all of us”: Manchester Orchestra on the raw emotion at the heart of their new album, Guitar.com

Credits

Songwriter: Andy Hull

Producer: Andy Hull, Robert McDowell, Catherine Marks, Ethan Gruska

Record label: Loma Vista Recordings

Lyrics

In my mind, you are an old empty apartment
Sitting on your mother’s table next to you is her
Carving out our names into each piece of wood and concrete
Told her I don’t have a lot, babe, but you can have my soul

Baby, do you want me?
Baby, do you want me?
Baby, do you want me?
No, no, no

In your mind, this is some new and glorious morning
And you ain’t ever gonna let nobody take that light again
Everyone I know is slowly falling in the ocean
I don’t want to be the next to row, I never learned to swim

Baby, do you love me?
Baby, do you love me?
Baby, do you love me?
No, no, no

In my mind, you are the road I chose to travel
Might as well have been the very last thing I decide
Half the time I’m lost, afraid that you’re just borrowed
It don’t matter much to me, man, I’m not afraid to die

Baby, are you with me?
Do you forgive me?
You’re the one I wanted, want now, want when I am old
Baby, are you with me?
Do you forgive me?
You’re the one I wanted, want now, want when I am old

When I’m falling
When I’m falling

Official Video

Related Links

ManchesterOrchestra.com

Instragram | YouTube | Twitter

Discography

Wiki

Genius – Telepath

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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 9/11/21: Milky Chance is No. 1 with ‘Colorado’

Walk the Moon

It’s always interesting when Madison goes on vacation. A week after the Alt18 Countdown saw pretty significant changes with host Madison out, it snapped back with seven new or returning songs joining the weekly alt chart.

But let’s start at the top, where we have a new No. 1. Milky Chance’s catchy “Colorado” swaps spots with Bastille’s “Distorted Light Beam” to become the 10th song to take the top spot on the countdown in 2021.

Måneskin held at No. 3, CHVRCHES cruised up to No. 4 with “Good Girl,” and Twenty One Pilots rounded out the Top 5 with “The Outside.”

Now things get a little topsy-turvy. “Elegant Stranger” by Atlas Genius dropped off after hitting No. 5 last week, while Saint Motel returned at No. 6 after “It’s All Happening” dropped off the countdown last week. It seems to have replaced Vance Joy and “Missing Piece,” which fell off the countdown, as did The Happy Fits and “Another Try.”

Manchester Orchestra’s “Telepath” reached No. 8. It’s also the People’s Champ Song of the Week, as voted by the Finding Alt18 Discord (join here!).

The Foo Fighters, SEB, Arrested Youth, and Sir Sly fell off the countdown. The Killers returned and The Marias moved up to No. 11 with “Hush.”

Here’s the AltCharts countdown on Spotify. And YouTube.

Want to see how I knew “Colorado” is the 10th new No. 1? Check out our community spreadsheet here.

Alt18 Countdown, 9/11/21

18. Joywave, Every Window is a Mirror | New

17. Cannons, Bad Dream

16. All Time Low (feat. Pale Waves), PMA | New

15. grandson (w/ Jesse Reyez), Rain | New

14. Imagine Dragons, Wrecked | -5

13. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin

12. Cold War Kids, What You Say

11. The Marias, Hush | (new)

10. The Killers, Sleepwalker

9. Walk the Moon, Can You Handle My Love??

8. Manchester Orchestra, Telepath

7. Bleachers, Stop Making this Hurt

6. Saint Motel, It’s All Happening

5. Twenty One Pilots, The Outside

4. CHVRCHES, Good Girls

3. Måneskin, I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE

2. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam

1. Milky Chance, Colorado

You can find many of these songs, and other alt-pop hits and classics, on my new Spotify playlist, AltCharts.

See last week’s countdown here.

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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 9/4/21: Bastille tops, The Happy Fits join

Vance Joy

Another week of swapping places on and off theAlt18 Countdown. Sir Sly, Cold War Kids, Foo Fighters, Holly Humberstone and Atlas Genius all had songs return this week after some time off. They replace Alt18 stalwarts Glass Animals, Modest Mouse and The Killers, among others.

Over on the Finding Alt18 Discord the group voted Saint Motel’s “It’s All Happening” the People’s Champ Song of the Week, but it fell completely off the countdown.

The Marias are new to the Alt18 this week with “Hush,” while The Happy Fits give the countdown another try with “Another Try.” Up at the top, it’s Bastille again at No. 1, followed by Milky Chance’s “Colorado” and Måneskin’s “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE.”

CHVRCHES notably fell off the list this week with former No. 1 “He Said, She Said,” but joined with “Good Girls.”

Thank you to FastrThnU for posting the Alt18 on Discord this weekend while I was out in the woods.

Prediction for next week: Modest Mouse is back with a new song, Twenty Pilots moves up, and maybe we get Bakar back?

Here’s the AltCharts countdown on Spotify.

Alt18 Countdown, 9/4/21

18. The Marias, Hush | (new)

17. Manchester Orchestra, Telepath

16. Cold War Kids, What You Say

15. SEB, seaside_demo

14. Arrested Youth, Find My Own Way

13. Foo Fighters, Making A Fire

12. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure

11. CHVRCHES, Good Girls

10. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin

9. Imagine Dragons, Wrecked

8. The Happy Fits, Another Try

7. Twenty One Pilots, The Outside

6. Vance Joy, Missing Piece

5. Atlas Genius, Elegant Stranger

4. Walk the Moon, Can You Handle My Love??

3. Måneskin, I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE

2. Milky Chance, Colorado

1. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam

You can find many of these songs, and other alt-pop hits and classics, on my new Spotify playlist, AltCharts.

See last week’s countdown here.

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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 8/28/21: Milky Chance jumps to No. 2; The Killers, Dayglow join

Ian Johnson, Arrested Youth

Twenty One Pilots was coming and going on the new Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM.

The duo’s “Saturday” fell off the Alt18 but their “The Outside” took its place, debuting at No. 8. This is the third song off their new album “Scaled and Icy” to make the countdown. “Shy Away” had a run earlier this year.

It’s also good days if you’re a Killers fan. The band dropped a second album, “Pressure Machine,” in less than a year and “Sleepwalker” joined the Alt18 this week. Brandon Flowers and co. lived on the countdown last year and appear ready to take up residency for the rest of 2021.

Dayglow brings the third new new song this week with “Medicine.” Another great song off “Harmony House,” Sloan Struble continues to build on his 2020 success of “Can I See You Tonight.” He had “Close to You” on the countdown earlier this year.

Returning this week are SEB’s “seaside_demo,” along with “Wrecked” by Imagine Dragons and “Stop Making this Hurt” by Bleachers. Of the three, SEB was least likely to jump back in, but also the nicest surprise.

Those six songs knocked off a mix of old and new. We mentioned “Saturday,” and “Welcomes the Pressure” by Sir Sly continues to yo-yo on and off the Alt18. The biggest surprise is Holly Humberstone’s “The Walls are Way to Thin,” which was flirting with No. 1 a couple of weeks ago. Lorde’s run with “Solar Power” may be over, Cannons and “Bad Dream” had been hanging around, and you could easily see Cold War Kids back next week with “What You Say.”

Bastille is back at No. 1 with “Distorted Light Beam,” while Milky Chance jumped to No. 2 with “Colorado.” I like Måneskin’s chances at No. 4, and Saint Motel reached No. 3 with “It’s All Happening.” Arrested Youth’s “Find My Way,” featuring Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, is at No. 11. In some industry synergy, they’re touring with Twenty One Pilots this year.

I’m starting a new thing on the Discord channel where members can vote for their favorite song of the week. This week’s “People’s Champ” is the earworm “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE.” Vote this week over in the Finding Alt18 Discord (and check out some incredibly cool data on the history of pop music).

Here’s the AltCharts countdown on Spotify.

Alt18 Countdown, 8/28/21

18. Dayglow, Medicine | (new)

17. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said

16. The Killers, Sleepwalker | (new)

15. SEB, seaside_demo

14. Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt

13. Glass Animals, Space Ghost Coast to Coast

12. Manchester Orchestra, Telepath

11. Arrested Youth, Find My Own Way

10. Billie Eilish, NDA

9. Vance Joy, Missing Piece

8. Twenty One Pilots, The Outside | (new)

7. Modest Mouse, We Are Between

6. Imagine Dragons, Wrecked

5. Walk the Moon, Can You Handle My Love??

4. Måneskin, I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE

3. Saint Motel, It’s All Happening

2. Milky Chance, Colorado

1. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam

You can find many of these songs, and other alt-pop hits and classics, on my new Spotify playlist, AltCharts.

See last week’s countdown here.

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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 8/21/21: Manchester Orchestra joins with ‘Telepath’

Cold War Kids

Bastille is back at No. 1 this week on the Alt18 Countdown with the haunting “Distorted Light Beam.” Can you make sense of these opening lyrics?

It isn’t enough to start a riot
Distort the light beam until I like me
It isn’t enough, if this is real life
I’ll stick to dreaming, come see what I see

Catchy chorus, though.

UPDATE: Here’s a good analysis of the lyrics. Thanks, SlaX from Discord.

Måneskin continues their rise up the countdown with “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE” reaching No. 5. Twenty One Pilots, Modest Mouse and Glass Animals continue shuffling among the Top 5, while Sir Sly continues to bounce up and down the Alt18 with “Welcome the Pressure.”

Manchester Orchestra appears ready for another long stay on the countdown with the excellent “Telepath” joining at No. 15.

Vance Joy is back with “Missing Piece,” Billie Eilish with “NDA,” Walk the Moon with “Can You Handle My Love??” and Saint Motel with “It’s All Happening.” Justus Bennetts, The Band CAMINO, Foo Fighters, Bleachers and Atlas Genius all drop off this week.

Here’s the AltCharts countdown on Spotify.

Alt18 Countdown, 8/21/21

18. Vance Joy, Missing Piece

17. Arrested Youth, Find My Own Way

16. Lorde, Solar Power

15. Manchester Orchestra, Telepath

14. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said

13. Billie Eilish, NDA

12. Walk the Moon, Can You Handle My Love??

11. Saint Motel, It’s All Happening

10. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin

9. Cannons, Bad Dream

8. Cold War Kids, What You Say

7. Milky Chance, Colorado

6. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure

5. Måneskin, I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE

4. Glass Animals, Space Ghost Coast to Coast

3. Modest Mouse, We Are Between

2. Twenty One Pilots, Saturday

1. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam

You can find many of these songs, and other alt-pop hits and classics, on my new Spotify playlist, AltCharts.

See last week’s countdown here.

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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 7/3/21: Milky Chance joins; Lorde and Bastille jump

Lorde (Photo/Ophelia Mikkelson)

Running late this holiday week. Thanks to “imboosted” for posting the Alt18 in the Finding Alt18 Discord.

Milky Chance, Olivia Rodrigo, and KennyHoopla with Travis Barker are new this week, while Holly Humberstone and Saint Motel return after a week off. To make room, Black Pumas, Briston Maroney, The Neighbourhood, Billie Eilish, and All Time Low all departed.

Glass Animals continue their run at No. 1 with “Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” while CHVRCHES lurk at No. 2 with “He Said, She Said.” Watch Lorde’s “Solar Power” rising to No. 8 as a contender for the top spot.

As always, thank you for reading. We’ll keep posting the countdowns and writing posts about the bands. I’m also starting to dabble with bringing attention to indie-bands that haven’t gotten a lot of attention. If you know a song or performer we should hear, let us know.

Here’s the full countdown for the week. Follow the Spotify playlist below for related songs, and reach out any time.

Alt18 Countdown, 7/3/21

18. Milky Chance, Colorado | (new)

17. Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt | (-11)

16. Olivia Rodrigo, brutal | (new)

15. OCTAVIO the Dweeb, Someday I’ll Be Happy | (-4)

14. girl in red, Serotonin | (-6)

13. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head | (-9)

12. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin | (return)

11. KennyHoopla, Travis Barker, hollywood sucks | (new)

10. Cannons, Bad Dream | (-1)

9. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure | (-4)

8. Lorde, Solar Power | (+10)

7. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette | (-4)

6. Saint Motel, It’s All Happening | (return)

5. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam | (+13)

4. Twenty One Pilots, Saturday | (+4)

3. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (-1)

2. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said | (+5)

1. Glass Animals, Space Ghost Coast to Coast | (same)

You can find many of these songs, and other alt-pop hits and classics, on my Spotify Playlist #84.

See last week’s countdown here.

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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 6/26/21: Lorde, Bastille join; Glass Animals still No. 1

OCTAVIO the Dweeb

Another week with turnover on the Alt18 Countdown. Seven songs dropped off, though Twenty One Pilots simply swapped in “Saturday” for “Shy Away” and The Neighbourhood is back with “Stargazing” after a week off.

Bastille brought a new song, “Distorted Light Beam,” and Lorde’s “Solar Power” also joined the Alt18.

To make room for the changes, here’s who dropped out:

  • Vance Joy, Missing Piece
  • Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin
  • Coldplay, Higher Power
  • Saint Motel, It’s All Happening
  • Blu DeTiger, Vintage
  • Beabadoobee, Last Day on Earth
  • Twenty One Pilots, Shy Away

Glass Animals spent another week at No. 1 with “Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” while Modest Mouse lingers with “We Are Between.”

Here’s the full countdown for the week. Follow the Spotify playlist below for related songs, and join the Discord to chat with like-minded music fans.

Alt18 Countdown, 6/26/21

18. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam | (new)

17. Black Pumas, Colors | (-12)

16. Lorde, Solar Power | (new)

15. Briston Maroney, Bottle Rocket | (+1)

14. girl in red, Serotonin | (-6)

13. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing | (return)

12. Billie Eilish, Your Power | (return)

11. OCTAVIO the Dweeb, Someday I’ll Be Happy | (+7)

10. All Time Low, Once in a Lifetime | (+1)

9. Cannons, Bad Dream | (return)

8. Twenty One Pilots, Saturday | (new)

7. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said | (-3)

6. Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt | (-1)

5. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure | (-2)

4. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head | (+2)

3. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette | (+9)

2. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (+1)

1. Glass Animals, Space Ghost Coast to Coast | (same)

You can find many of these songs, and other alt-pop hits and classics, on my Spotify Playlist #84.

See last week’s countdown here.

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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 6/19/21: Modest Mouse and Sir Sly lurk, but Glass Animals hold No. 1

Saint Motel (Photo/Atlantic Records/Jabari)

Topsy-turvy week on the Alt18 Countdown with seven new or returning songs joining the list and knocking off a stalwart of 2021. No change at the top, though.

New Alt18 bands this week include: OCTAVIO the Dweeb, Vance Joy, and Holly Humberstone. Returning from past countdowns include: Joywave, Briston Maroney, Coldplay, and Saint Motel.

All of those additions kicked off Joywave and “After Coffee,” Alice Merton and “Vertigo,” Billie Eilish and “Your Power,” The Band CAMINO and “1 Last Cigarette,” Cannons and “Bad Dream,” and The Neighbourhood and “Stargazing.”

This is the first countdown without “Stargazing” in nearly 6 months. The Neighbourhood anthem joined the Alt18 on Jan. 23 and spent time at No. 1.

Glass Animals repeat this week at No. 1 with “Space Ghost Coast to Coast.”

Alt18 Countdown, 6/19/21

18. OCTAVIO the Dweeb, Someday I’ll Be Happy | (new)

17. Vance Joy, Missing Piece | (new)

16. Briston Maroney, Bottle Rocket | (return)

15. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin | (new)

14. Coldplay, Higher Power | (return)

13. Saint Motel, It’s All Happening | (return)

12. Blu DeTiger, Vintage | (return)

11. All Time Low, Once in a Lifetime | (+3)

10. Beabadoobee, Last Day on Earth | (+8)

9. Twenty One Pilots, Shy Away | (-2)

8. girl in red, Serotonin | (-3)

7. Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt | (+3)

6. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head | (-4)

5. Black Pumas, Colors | (-1)

4. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said | (+2)

3. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure | (+6)

2. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (+1)

1. Glass Animals, Space Ghost Coast to Coast | (same)

You can find many of these songs, and other alt-pop hits and classics, on my Spotify Playlist #84.

See last week’s countdown here.

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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 6/12/21: Olivia Rodrigo is in the building; Glass Animals repeat

The Band CAMINO

Glass Animals continue their 1+ year of dominance of the Alt18 Countdown with “Space Ghost Coast to Coast” repeating at No. 1.

As Finding Alt18 reader Matt McCall pointed out in our Discord:

It’s finally the “middle of June” (as Glass Animals sing in Heat Waves), defined as June 11th through 20th. The song debuted on the July 18, 2020 Alt18 as a Summer 2020 song. Nearly a year later, the track sits at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #15 on both Top 40 and Alternative radio airplay. (It’s considered a recurrent on Alt radio but would be #15 if not.)

Matt McCall

Another called shot from our Discord: Olivia Rodrigo joined the Alt18 with “good 4 u” debuting at No. 16. The song is already a mega-global hit with No. 1’s in several countries and 321 million plays so far on Spotify. As Madison pointed out: It’s an alt-rock banger, and a strong contender for song of the summer. (Seriously, join the Discord.)

I could see Olivia jump to No. 1, but Modest Mouse may get there first with “We Are Between,” which jumped to No. 3.

Beabadoobee is back on theAlt18 with “Last Day on Earth,” while Billie Eilish’s “Your Power” and Bleachers “Stop Making It Hurt” are back.

Blu DeTiger, Saint Motel, Twin XL, and Coldplay drop off. “Sticky” by The Maine was “No. 19,” according to Justin Kade’s show intro.

Here’s the full countdown with relevant links. Thanks for reading!

Alt18 Countdown, 6/12/21

18. Beabadoobee, Last Day on Earth | (new)

17. Joywave, After Coffee | (-5)

16. Olivia Rodrigo, good 4 u | (new)

15. Alice Merton, Vertigo | (return)

14. All Time Low, Once in a Lifetime | (+3)

13. Billie Eilish, Your Power | (return)

12. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette | (-7)

11. Cannons, Bad Dream | (+6)

10. Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt | (return)

9. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure | (return)

8. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing | (-1)

7. Twenty One Pilots, Shy Away | (-4)

6. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said | (-1)

5. girl in red, Serotonin | (+4)

4. Black Pumas, Colors | (+6)

3. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (+5)

2. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head | (same)

1. Glass Animals, Space Ghost Coast to Coast | (same)

You can find many of these songs, and other alt-pop hits and classics, on my Spotify Playlist #84.

See last week’s countdown here.

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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 6/5/21: Glass Animals ‘Coast’ to No. 1; Briston Maroney joins; Black Pumas in Top 5

Glass Animals are No. 1 again.

After spending 51 of 52 weeks in 2020 on the Alt18 Countdown including several weeks at No. 1, they’re back on top with “Space Ghost Coast To Coast.” They replace “Bed Head” by Manchester Orchestra, which fell to No. 2. Twenty One Pilots is No. 3 with “Shy Away.”

Kade filled in for Madison this week and brought a bunch of turnover with him.

Songs leaving this week could make. the core of a solid Alt18 on their own:

  • The Maine, Sticky
  • Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt
  • Royal Blood, Typhoons
  • Alice Merton, Vertigo
  • Billie Eilish, Your Power
  • Weezer/AJR, All My Favorite Songs

You could add in Still Woozy’s “Rocky,” which Kade said was No. 19 this week.

New to the countdown:

Briston Maroney and Bottle Rocket, which has ties to Manchester Orchestra.

Saint Motel also cracks the Alt18 with “It’s Happening.”

Cannons are back with “Bad Dream,” as is Sir Sly with “Welcomes the Pressure,” Coldplay and “Higher Power,” and Twin XL’s “Slow Heart.”

Here’s the full countdown with relevant links. Thanks for reading!

Alt18 Countdown, 6/5/21

18. Briston Maroney, Bottle Rocket | (new)

17. Cannons, Bad Dream | (new)

16. Blu DeTiger, Vintage | (-5)

15. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure | (return)

14. Coldplay, Higher Power | (return)

13. Saint Motel, It’s Happening | (new)

12. Joywave, After Coffee | (+1)

11. All Time Low, Once in a Lifetime | (+3)

10. Twin XL, Slow Heart | (return)

9. girl in red, Serotonin | (-5)

8. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (+4)

7. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing | (+1)

6. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said | (-1)

5. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette | (+2)

4. Black Pumas, Colors | (+6)

3. Twenty One Pilots, Shy Away | (-1)

2. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head | (-1)

1. Glass Animals, Space Ghost Coast to Coast | (+2)

You can find many of these songs, and other alt-pop hits and classics, on my Spotify Playlist #84.

See last week’s countdown here.

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