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Bowie’s Last Opus Tops The Loop Again

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The greatness of David Bowie‘s last album, as well as the thousands of tributes happening around of the globe, helped ‘Dollar Signs’, another highlight from ‘Blackstar’, to reach the top of our loop above the likes of Kendrick Lamar or Kanye West.

This week’s new edition is also packed with brand new releases, among them PJ Harvey‘s long awaited comeback single; Future‘s new mixtape; Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billie covering Prince; newcomers Elf Kid; Tófa; Charlie Hilton; Wall; Fat White Family; Aristophanes TW; Misun Feat. Gil The Kid, next to more established names such as Prince Rama; Diiv; Bleached; Chairlift; Robert Pollard; Matthew E. White feat. Natalie Prass; School Of Seven Bells; Suede and and another Vampire Weekend member gone solo, this time is Rostam.

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Posse Psych Up Our Loop

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Seattle psych rockers Posse with the B-side of their new 7′ ‘Voices’ is the new #1 in our loop, heading an edition that is still in mourning for David Bowie, one of whose great last album’s moments, ‘Dollar Days’ is the highest debut.

New releases from some of the most eagerly awaited albums of the year keep on flooding our chart, amongst them tracks by Kendrick Lamar; both Kanye West‘s latest and its Erykah Badu rework; Anderson Paak; Porches; Bob Mould; Woods; Fangoria; The Last Shadow Puppets; Explosions In The Sky; Blood Orange with Nelly Furtado; Wet; Prins Thomas; Jimi Tents; Mogwai and two brand new supergroups: Nevermen (comprised by Mike Patton; Tunde Adebimpe and Doseone) remixed by Boards Of Canada; and LNZNDRF, the second spin off The National we have heard in recent time.

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The Loop Begins 2016 In Mourning For Bowie

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Waking up to the horrible news of David Bowie‘s death due to cancer, this should have been a celebratory post highlighting the Thin White Duke’s heading the first loop of 2016 with ‘Lazarus’ the excellent second single from his magnificent swan song ‘Blackstar’. Instead serves as a mourning for his shocking loss to cancer.

One of the biggest heroes in rock history, through the decades his chameleon ways went through endless reinventions, so influential and present everywhere Today that popular music wouldn’t be the same without his iconic body of work. Bowie has left us on a high, with his best work for years, and will be forever remembered by the lucky generations which enjoy his groundbreaking creations and the future ones who will certainly be revisiting his incomparable artistic legacy. R.I.P. David Robert Jones.

The first new loop of the year is a special edition previewing some of the best music 2016 is delivering, featuring new tracks by some of its most eagerly anticipated records: Kanye West, Radiohead (their terrific Bond theme they rejected to give the gig to ..ehem..Sam Smith); Pusha T; Savages; The Weeknd; Wild Nothing; Yeasayer; Damien Jurado; Katy B feat. Four Tet & Floating; LCD Soundsystem; Tove Lo; Hinds; Chairlift: Archy Marshall (better known as King Crule)..

And some new names you are likely to be listening to during the next twelve months. Among them, Archy Marshall; Sofi Tukker; Little Simz feat. Bibi Bourelly; Tate Kobang; She-Devils; Marlon Williams; Novelist; dvsn; Hinds and Charles.

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