This album has been gaining some traction over the last week, competing with The Rolling Stones re-release for top selling album - and for good measure. At only 10 songs, Declan McKenna ensured that every single track packed a punch, and brought something unique to the table. Take the Beatles inspired, “Be an Astronaut”, for an example. This track sounds like it could’ve been pulled right off of “Revolver” next to “Eleanor Rigby” and dropped in McKenna’s discography last week. Or “Beautiful Faces”, a story of the allure of the party life, that has a gorgeous poetic rhythm.
Release date: September 4, 2020
Similar artist(s): Catfish and the Bottlemen, Hippo Campus
Top tracks: Be an Astronaut, Beautiful Faces, The Key to Life on Earth