Archive for September, 2011

The Loop Gets Cruel With St. Vincent

Brooklyn chanteuse St. Vincent tops this week’s loop with ‘Cruel’ the new single taken from her third album ‘Strange Mercies’

Lana Del Rey follows her recent number one up with the other A side from her debut single, ‘Blue Jeans’, and scores the highest entry. Other notable entries in our chart are the latest offerings by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffitti; Justice; Beirut and Amy Winehouse’s last recording, a duet with Tony Benett for the veteran crooner’s collaboration filled recent album. Plus Psychic Ills; Cassie & Mr Muthafuckin Exquire in the giveaway department.

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Hooked On Video Games With Lana Del Rey

Retro looking Lolita Lana Del Rey oozes class in her touching debut single ‘Video Games’, which re-enters our loop straight to top position

The presence of Electronic music in all its subgenres was strongly felt among this week’s batch of entries, with brand new songs by Oneohtrix Point Never; The Field and Marc McGure among the highest ones. Wilco and M83 also hit our chart, alongside downloads by Class Actress; Stephen Merritt and the opening track from Toro Y Moi’s excellent new EP.

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Neon Indian’s Polish Girl Is The Week’s #1

Chillwave pioneer Neon Indian brings the second taster from his ‘Era Extraña’ to the head of the loop this week. The catchy ‘Polish Girl’ anticipates the artist’s second effort.

This week also sees new entries by Purity Ring; St. Vincent; Damon Albarn’s new Congolese project DCR Music and the surprising return of psychedelic cult heroes The Olivia Tremor Control; plus a bunch of free downloads including new tracks by Dum Dum Girls; Spank Rock and The-Dream, who’s released a whole free album under his real name Terius Nash.

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Jay-Z, KanYe West & Frank Ocean Conquer The Throne

The collaboration between rap titans Jay-Z & Kanye West has finally conquered the loop’s throne with a little help of ubiquitous R&B singer du jour Frank Ocean. ‘No Church In The Wild’ is the opening track of their joint album and one of the standouts too.

The return of the always mercurial Tom Waits predictably makes the week’s highest entry, followed closely by another high profile collaboration, this time between acclaimed alt. vocalists Bon Iver & James Blake and more awaited comebacks from the likes of Girls; Atlas Sound and Stephen Malkmus & The Jinks, plus free downloads courtesy of Megafaun; Plaid; Nikkiya; etc. ,

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