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Joanna Newsom Leaves City For Loop

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The second taster from Joanna Newsom‘s highly anticipated new album ‘Divers’ is our top track this week in a delayed edition due to our coverage of the London Film Festival. ‘Leaving the City’ comes with the news of a world tour that will bring the songwriter to our city in November.

Atlanta’s rocker girls The Coathangers are the highest debut. Next to them, the newest tracks by Run The Jewels; Little Simz; Neon Indian; Nicolas jaar; Carla Morrison; the returns of Tortoise and Annie; an unheard Kurt Cobain track, plus the unexpected collaborations of Jesu with Sun Kil moon and Christine & The Queens with Perfume Genius.

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Tate Kobang Covers The Loop In Bank Rolls

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Promising Baltimore rapper Tate Kobang is the new #1 in our loop with the irresistible remix of his signature track ‘Bank Rolls’.

A new edition of our chart comes packed with tasters from the best new albums to be heard during the last quarter of 2015; the highest debut is Joanna Newsom‘s newest song; followed by a long list of brand new acts and long awaited returns. Among them one of Ryan Adams much talked-about covers of Taylor Swift; YGG; Empress Of; Carly Jae Repsen; Arcade Fire; Alex G; Teenage Moods; Soleá Morente; Suede; King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and three surprise collaborations: Tindersticks with Savages singer Jehnny Beth; Janet Jackson with Missy Elliott; and Natasha Kmeto with TVOTR’s Tunde Adebimpe.

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Empress Of The Loop

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Honduran/American female singer Empress Of reaches #1 in our loop with ‘How Do you Do it’, a standout track from her impressive and long-time gestating debut album ‘Me’.

Highest debut of the week goes to the excellent new self-released track by Jay Electronica; followed by the latest from Deerhunter; Autre Ne Veut; Beach House; DIIV; Julia Holter; Stromae; Laurel Halo; Richard Hawley; Deafheaven; Lana Del Rey; New Order with La Roux; Disclosure; Depeche Mode’s Dave Gaham returning next to Soulsavers and two excellent covers: Sharon Van Etten rendition of Donovan’s Teen Angel and Nils Frahm‘s playing John Cale’s 4′ 33’ for his curated ‘Late Night Tales’ compilation.

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Julia Holter Calls The Loop Home

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The current edition of our loop has been taken over by female artists, seven of which including U.S Girls, Empress Of, Kelela… are in our Top 10, while Julia Holter takes the lead with ‘See Calls Me Home’, the second single from her imminent Ballads album, ‘Have You In My Wilderness’.

Highest debut of the week is by CHROMATICS, delivering another taster from their new album. Right behind them, the latest by Zebra Hunt; Aphex Twin; Kurt Vile ; HELEN; Blank Realm; Girl Band; Rick Ross; Wiley & Zomby ; CHVRCHES ; The Libertines; Hinds ; Ezra Furman covering The Replacements; supergroup Soldiers Of Fortune and Outkast’s Big Boi , teaming up with Phantogram for a whole album under the moniker Big Grams.

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FKA Twigs Back To #1 In Time

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The endlessly suggestive and enigmatic FKA Twigs returns to top our loop with ‘In Time’, arguably the standout moment from her recent ‘M3LL155X’ EP.

Another Female artist, Empress Of is the week’s highest debut, heading a contingent of superb new tracks by the likes of Oneohtrix Point Never; Real Estate ‘s Martin Courtney; Le1f; Battles; EL VY; Kelela; the returns of Junior Boys and Siousxie; plus Dam-Funk appearing twice in our chart this week, with a track from his brand new album and another by his side project with Nite Jewel, Nite-Funk.

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Destroyer Visits Times Square

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Destroyer hits #1 in our brand new loop. New pornographer Dan Bejar’s solo project has taken the peak position with ‘Times Square’, a standout from his magnificent new album,’Poison Season’, that´s prevented the latest tracks by Neon Indian or Dr. Dre from reaching our weekly chart’s top.

Highest entry of the week is by Aussie psychedelic purveyors King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard , followed by another batch of some of the most anticipated releases this autumn, featuring great new songs by Julia Holter; Low; The Weeknd XO; Ho99o9; Alessia Cara; Lou Barlow; U.S. Girls; Tink; Tate Kobang; Junglepussy and another new pornographer, Kathryn Calder, resorting to power pop on her infectious new single, among many others.

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Joanna Newsom rockets to #1

The excellent new track by Joanna Newsom, ‘Sapokanikan’, has rocketed her way to the top of our loop. The first taster from the singer-songwriter fourth studio album ‘Divers’ also benefits from a video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

In the latest edition of our chart, Deerhunter are the highest entry, followed by the latest offerings by FKA Twigs; DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad Feat. Danny Brown; Deafheaven; Owiny Sinoma Band; Jay Rock; Beirut; Panda Bear; and Janelle Monáe recovering the spirit of the best protest song while congregating the whole roster of her label, Wondaland, for an anti-racist anthem.

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FKA Twigs Surprise new EP Tops The Loop

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The always mysterious FKA Twigs surprised the world with brand new EP ‘M3LL155X’ last Friday, the standout track of which, ‘Figure 8’ is this week’s new #1 in our loop.

Another surprise, the return of Joanna Newsom marked this edition’s highest new entry; followed by tasters from some of the most anticipated works of the autumn featuring the latest by Dr. Dre with Kendrick Lamar; HELEN; Battles; Neon Indian; Destroyer; Halsey; Tirzah; Chvrches; Alex G; Angel Haze; and John Grant helped by Tracey Thorn on his disco-tinged new single.

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Kurt Vile Is Pimpin’ Our Loop

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Former War On Drugs member gone solo Kurt Vile is the new #1 in our loop with his comeback track ‘Pretty Pimpin”, the promising first taster from his sixth studio album “B’lieve I’m Goin Down…”, to be released at the end of September.

A standout from the late DJ Rashad‘s posthumous EP ‘6613’ gave us the highest entry, teaming up with Gant-Man in the hyper danceable “Cause I know u feel’ which samples Alicia Myers’ disco gem “You Got the Best of Me (Say, Say, Say)”.

And unusually for August, this week our loop is packed with tons of other high profile new releases. Among them, the latest from HAIM (remixing Tame Impala); Low; FKA Twigs; Autre Ne Veut; Mercury Rev; Method Man; Drake; Chelsea Wolfe; !!!; Disclosure with Sam Smith; two returns by veteran rockers – Keith Richards and Lou Barlow-; and a few side projects by the likes of The National’s Matt Berninger & Menomena’s Brent Knopf (EL VY); Real Estate ‘ s Martin Courtney and Major Lazer’s Switch under his With You moniker collaborating with Vince Staples.

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YG Twists His Fingaz Celebrating #1

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Compton rapper YG reaches the top of our loop with his infectious, g-funk infused new single ‘Twist My Fingaz.’

Black metal Danish female act Myrkur is the highest entry. Amongst other notable debuts this week, the new tracks by Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique; Ought ; Micachu & The Shapes; Drake; Pearls Negras; Koreless; Wavves; Laura Marling; the return of Kiwi faves The Chills; plus one of the summer’s most surprising guilty pleasures, EDM artists NERVO recruiting Kylie; Scissor Sisters’ Jake Sheers and Nile Rodgers for their new dance smash.

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Julia Holter Feeling The Peak Of Our Loop

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Julia Holter‘s ‘Feel You’, the first taster from her forthcoming ballads album, takes the #1 in the new edition of our loop.

The return of US alt-rocker Kurt Vile is the highest dentry. Other notable debuts this week are the new tracks by Empress Of; Deradoorian; Seinabo Sey; Ty Segall’s band Fuzz; Fidlar; Wavves; Mark Lanegan & Beth Orton covering the song Marc Almond & Nico once did together; plus two notable experiments: Run the Jewels‘s feline rework of their latest album as Meow The Jewels and Nicolas Jaar‘s label Other People celebrating its anniversary with a multiple collaboration sound collage with the cream of cutting edge electronica featuring (again)Julia Holter; Holly Herndon; William Basinski…

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U.S. Girls Take The Loop By Storm

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U.S. Girls, the moniker under innovative female artist Meghan Remy releases her music, reaches this week’s #1 in our loop, managing somehow to sound like ABBA on acid with ‘Woman’s Work’

In another new release heavy week, Wilco ‘s free surprise new album ‘Star Wars’ (download it here if you haven’t yet) gave us the highest entry; with the latest tracks by Majid Jodan Feat Drake ; Jay Rock; MIA; Four Tet; CHVRCHES; Mac DeMarco; DJ Koze; Kaeb; White Reaper; the returns of new wave maestro Joe Jackson; Lana Del Rey and two covers of landmark songs: Yo La Tengo doing The Cure’s ‘Friday I’m In Love’ and Moses Sumney‘s rendition of Laurie Anderson ‘O Superman’ also debuting.

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Sauna Youth Transmit From Top Of The Loop

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Brighton DIY pop-punk purveyors Sauna Youth reach this week’s #1 with their upbeat track “Transmitters’; preventing Duran Duran’s best single in over two decades, the Nile Rodgers written and Janelle Monáe featuring ‘Pressure Off’, from hitting the top spot.

Brazilian star Seu Jorge is the highest entry with ‘Felicidade’, first taster from the second installment of his ‘Musica Para Churrasco’ trilogy, a tribute to the sounds of 70’s soul.

Among the rest of this week’s new entries the latest by Julia Holter; HELEN; Ought; Miguel; The Internet; Micachu & The Shapes; Goat; Richard Hawley and if you were asking yourself is there’s anyone left for a comeback, both Eleventh Dream Day and PIL return this week.

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Thundercat Brings Changes To The Loop

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Former Suicidal Tendencies member turned one of Flying Lotus’ new jazz fusion apostles, Thundercat hits the #1 of our loop this week with ‘Them Changes’, the funky standout track from his latest EP “The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam’.

A record batch of 30 new entries, headed by Abra and also featuring new tracks by Beach House; Vince Staples; US Girls; Kendrick Lamar, who also features in Jidenna‘s new remix, and a taster from the new collaboration album by Wavves and Cloud Nothings.

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