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music“ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Albums”. Australian Recording Industry Association. Philippakis is among a growing variety of artists responding to this fast-shifting dynamic by upping the pace of his releases. Foals will launch their second album of 2019, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part II, in October (Part I was released in March, and nominated for this year’s Mercury prize).

Yet he thinks the format will last a very long time. Striving to make something cohesive that’s 30 to 40 minutes long is a “nice, useful constraint”.

For many artists who release independently, whether they are rappers dropping mixtapes or punks with tape labels, quick-and-livid releases are nothing new. But even main-label pop stars are at it. Ariana Grande released her album Thank U, Next just six months after her earlier LP, Sweetener; within two months, she had moved on once more, releasing the non-album single Monopoly, later … Read More