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Last.fm Weekly Charts, featuring Nick Harper

6 Nov 2020, 12:00am to 13 Nov 2020, 12:00am

1Avatar for Nick HarperNick Harper39 scrobbles
2Avatar for ElbowElbow15
3Avatar for Scissor SistersScissor Sisters8
4Avatar for The Divine ComedyThe Divine Comedy7
5Avatar for Yann TiersenYann Tiersen7
6Avatar for Kate BushKate Bush6
7Avatar for Primal ScreamPrimal Scream6
8Avatar for The JamThe Jam5
9Avatar for Belle & SebastianBelle & Sebastian4
10Avatar for BlurBlur4

Nice to see Nick Harper at the top of the charts again. He brought out a new album last week called Phantastes. It was a crowd-funded album and I was on the vinyl and digital download tier. I forget what the price was, but whatever it was, it was totally worth it to support one of my all time favourite recording artists! Nick has a small but very loyal fanbase, so you bump into friendly faces at all the gigs. In fact, Nick’s itself is a friendly face, so friendly in fact that he was good enough to let me interview him for my Acoustic Guitar IO podcast!

Podcast Episode with Nick Harper

The album is superb. It shows Nick’s real growth as an artist. He’s not one to repeat himself and this is a real departure from what he’s done before. It really rewards repeated listens and on good headphones. It’s quite a bassy album, much more so than any of his others, no doubt partly because he’s playing on a baritone electric, the Airline one that sold as part of the crowd-funding campaign.

The album isn’t up on the streaming sites yet, nor is it available on the crowd-funding page, so I’m not sure how you would get it. I guess it’s a perk for us funders for the time being to have access to it! Seems a bit daft not to have it on sale though?