- 11 Aug 23
The Irish star is followed in this week's Top 5 by Travis Scott's Utopia, and three Taylor Swift albums.
Following its release last week, Cian Ducrot's debut album, Victory, has soared straight to No.1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart.
In her review of the album for Hot Press, Molly Cantwell describes the album as the beginning of "a clear path into Irish charts and hearts."
"Ducrot dives deep into his family background with ‘Step Dad’ and ‘Mama’, two poignant, tear-jerking tracks," she writes. "In particular, the former’s lyrics (“I know I’m not a part of you, but what’s blood?”) cut really deep. ‘Hurt When You Hurt Me’ and ‘Blame It On You’ are smooth piano ballads, while ‘Endless Night’ and ‘Part Of Me’ could be easily mistaken – in a good way – for tour-mate Kennedy.
"Elsewhere, closer ‘Thank God You Stayed’ is undeniably the rawest offering. The lullaby-like backing is complemented by gritty vocals and beautiful riffs, the whole song throbbing with emotion."
On the Official Irish Singles Chart, meanwhile, Billie Eilish continues her reign at No.1 with 'What Was I Made For'.
In a major interview in the current issue of Hot Press, Cian Ducrot talks about the deeply personal nature of his debut Victory album; sharing a stage with Dermot Kennedy, The Jonas Brothers and Ed Sheeran; songwriting with SZA; and the other 'pinch me' moments that have been coming thick and fast.