Perhaps not since Big Star titled their first album #1 Record has an artist been so upfront about their ambition for success: Robert Finley calls his new record Goin' Platinum! (the exclamation point is part of the title). The 64-year-old, Louisiana-born blues & soul singer has earned the right to grab some attention. Finley has been performing off and on for decades, and finally released his debut studio album in 2016. The new Goin' Platinum! was produced by Dan Auerbach at his Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville, and released on the producer's own label. Auerbach plays guitar throughout, and he wrote or co-wrote all ten songs on the record. He gives Finley every opportunity to impress as a vocalist, and maybe even to realize his titular aim.
Here are the Top 30 new releases played on Studio One Tracks for the week ending Jan. 28, 2018:
1 Chris Thile- Thanks For Listening
2 Neil Young + Promise Of The Real- The Visitor
3 Bettye LaVette- Things Have Changed
4 Porches- The House
5 Darling West- While I Was Asleep
6 Tune-Yards- I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life
7 Ty Segall- Freedom's Goblin
8 Robert Finley- Goin' Platinum!
9 They Might Be Giants- I Like Fun
10 Death Of Lovers- The Acrobat
11 Mimicking Birds- Layers Of Us
12 Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile- Lotta Sea Lice
13 The Prids- Do I Look Like I'm In Love?
14 Destroyer- Ken
15 Julien Baker- Turn Out The Lights
16 Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds- Who Built The Moon?
17 De Lux- More Disco Songs About Love
18 Jules Shear- One More Crooked Dance
19 Various Artists- Dr. Demento Covered In Punk
20 Joe Kye- Migrants
21 Mavis Staples- If All I Was Was Black
22 Bjork- Utopia
23 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- Polygondwanaland
24 OCS- Memory Of A Cut Off Head
25 Sufjan Stevens- The Greatest Gift
26 Shame- Songs Of Praise
27 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings- Soul of A Woman
28 Bully- Losing
29 Fovea- Pencil Me In
30 Umphrey's McGee- it's not us