Robinsito rd #1 In The Loop With ‘Kitipo Po’


One of the hottest revelations from the dembowseros scene, Robinsito rd, is the new #1 in the loop with the irresistible whistle anthem ‘Kitipo po’ (El Pito). The latest tracks by DEBBY FRIDAY and another dembow rising star, Angel Dior, complete the Top 3.

The third advance from Fever Ray‘s third album is the highest new enty. Followed by new tracks by SZA; Caroline Polachek feat. Charli XCX & George Daniel; Ice Spice feat. Lil Tjay; Kamaiyah; Samia; hemlocke springs; The Reds, Pinks and Purples; Yazmin Lacey; Metallica; the GOLDEN DREGS; Avalon Emerson; John Cale; GOT the beat… and a brand new post-Motomami track by ROSALÍA. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Loop Bets On Dolly Parton With Cheat Codes.


Right on time to celebrate her 77th birthday, the incombustible Dolly Parton is the new #1 in our loop with ‘Bets On Us,’ her collaboration with Cheat Codes who are taking their EDM pop to the world of country music with this catchy guilty pleasure. The latest tracks by SZA and MIKE in another collaboration with a legend, dancehall queen Sister Nancy, complete the Top 3.

The return of all-star indie female trio boygenius is this week’s highest new entry. Followed by new tracks by Kelela; Wednesday; Gloss Up feat. GloRilla; ROSALÍA feat. Haraca Kiko; Kali Uchis; The New Pornographers; The National; Yaeji; Sleaford Mods; Future Utopia feat. Kae Tempest; Daughter; Everything But The Girl… and the return of Belle and Sebastian. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Little Simz New #1 In Our Loop With ‘Gorilla’


British rapper Little Simz is back with a brand new album whose first single, ‘Gorilla,’ is this week’s #1 in the loop. The latest tracks by 100 gecs feat. Skrillex and SahBabii complete the Top 3.

From Toronto, another female singer and rapper, DEBBY FRIDAY is this edition’s highest new entry. Followed by the latest offerings by SZA; Brian Dunne; MIKE feat. Sister Nancy; Benjamin Biolay feat. Stéphanie Blanchoud; Yo La Tengo; For Tracy Hyde; PinkPantheress; Paramore; Angel Dior; Ice Spice; Moneybagg Yo with GloRilla; Armani White feat. Denzel Curry; Bizarrap & Shakira; Mica Levi… and a collaboration between Margo Price feat. Sharon Van Etten. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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#BestOf2022: Top 60 Films


1-ALCARRÁS
(Carla Simón)
2-CRIMES OF THE FUTURE
(Crímenes Del Futuro)
(David Cronenberg)
3-RIMINI
(Ulrich Seidl)
4-ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED
(Laura Poitras)
5-PACIFICTION
(Albert Serra)
6-R.M.N.
(Cristian Mungiu)
7-THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN (Almas En Pena De Inisherin)
(Martin McDonagh)
8-AFTERSUN
(Charlotte Wells)
9-TÁR
(Todd Field)
10-SAINT OMER
(Alice Diop)
11-UNREST
(Cyril Schãublin)
12-AS BESTAS (The Beasts)
(Rodrigo Sorogoyen)
13-HIT THE ROAD
(Panah Panahi)
14-ONE FINE MORNING (Una Bonita Mañana)
(Mia Hansen-Løve)
15-NO BEARS
(Jafar Panahi)
16-GODLAND
(Hlynur Pálmason)
17-CLOSE
(Lukas Dhont)
18-A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING (Payal Kapadia)
19-NOPE
(¡Nop!)
(Jordan Peele)
20-CINCO LOBITOS (Lullaby)
(Alauda Ruiz De Azúa)
21-THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER
(Joanna Hogg)
22-LA MATERNAL
(Motherhood)
(Pilar Palomero)
23-EO
(Jerzy Skolimowski)
24-FLUX GOURMET
Peter Strickland)
25-CAPTAIN VOLKONOGOV ESCAPED (La Fuga Del Capitán Volkonogov) (Aleksey Chupov & Natalya Merkulova)26-LA CAJA
(The Box)
(Lorenzo Vigas)
27-NOBODY'S HERO
(Un Héroe Anónimo)
(Alain Guiraudie)
28-THE NOVELIST'S FILM / IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE
(Hong Sang-soo)
29-MOONAGE DAYDREAM
(Brett Morgen)
30-BONES AND ALL
(Hasta Los Huesos)
(Luca Guadagnino)
31-THE QUIET GIRL
(Colm Bairead)
32-DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA (Verena Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor)33-DECISION TO LEAVE
(Park Chan-Wook)
34-FIRE OF LOVE
(Sara Dosa)
35-THE FABELMANS
(Steven Spielberg)
36-MI PAÍS IMAGINARIO (My Imaginary Country)
(Patricio Guzmán)
37-PAMFIR
(Dmitro Sukholytkyi-Sobchuk)
38-BRUNO REIDAL: CONFESSION OF A MURDERER (Bruno Reidal: Confesión De Un Asesino) (Vincent Le Port)39-1976
(Manuela Martelli)
40-UTAMA
(Alejandro Loayza Grisi)
41-ENYS MEN
(Mark Jenkin)
42-CORSAGE (La Emperatriz Rebelde)
(Marie Kreutzer)
43-ALL THAT BREATHES
(Shaunak Sen)
44-ARGENTINA, 1985
(Sebastián Mitre)
45-LA CONSAGRACIÓN DE LA PRIMAVERA (The Rite Of Spring)
(Fernando Franco)
46-ARMAGEDDON TIME
(James Gray)
47-EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
(Daniel Schneiner & Daniel Kwan)
48-BOTH SIDES OF THE BLADE
(Fuego)
(Claire Denis)
49-UN AÑO, UNA NOCHE (One Year, One Night)
(Isaki Lacuesta)
50-SURO
(Cork)
(Mikel Gurrea)
51-SINÉAD O'CONNOR: NOTHING COMPARES
(Kathryn Ferguson)
52-BENEDICTION
(Terence Davies)
53-TENÉIS QUE VENIR A VERLA (You Have To Come And See It)
(Jonás Trueba)
53-THREE MINUTES - A LENGTHENING (Tres Minutos: Una Exploración)
(Bianca Stitger)
55-HARUHARA-SAN´S RECORDER
(Kyoshi Sugita)
56-APOLO 10 1/2: A SPACE AGE CHILDHOOD (Apolo 10 1/2. Una Infancia Espacial)
(Richard Linklater)
57-MANTÍCORA
(Carlos Vermut)
58-AFTER YANG
(Despidiendo A Yang)
(Kogonada)
59-EL AGUA
(The Water)
(Elena López Riera)
60-NEPTUNE FROST
(Saul Williams & Anisia Uzeyman)

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SZA Makes The First Loop Of 2023 ‘Blind’

The first loop of the year comprises the best tracks released during the last few weeks and its first number one is by R&B superstar SZA with ‘Blind,’ one of the many highlights of her brand new album ‘SOS’ which missed the deadline for our top albums of 2022, automatically becoming an early favourite for the best of 2023. The latest release by Little Simz and Pink Pantheress complete the Top 3.

Among the tracks selected for our chart’s first edition of the year, the latest by Caroline Polachek; Lana Del Rey; Decisive Pink feat, Kate NV & Deradoorian; Wallows; 100 gecs feat. Skrillex; Nilüfer Yanya; Popcaan feat. Drake; Mercury; Evita Manji; Storefront Church feat. Phoebe Bridgers; Império Pacífico feat. Panda Bear… and LA electronic Duo Cheat Codes who have teamed up with the incombustible Dolly Parton in their catchy new single. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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#BestOf2022 : Top 100 Tracks (25-1)

The last part of the Top 100, featuring our favourite 25 songs of 2022, looks like a tribute to the much-maligned recent World Cup, where we can find Australian newcomers; Argentinean rappers; American hardcore punks; Carioca funk; a touching collaboration between two hip-hop and electronica icons; UK hipsters; Belgium experimentalists; African-american violinists; the comeback of the year and a high profile, last minute remix from the artist who released our album of the year.

Listen to the Top 100 Tracks of 2022 (25-1) here. Read the rest of this entry »

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#BestOf2022 : Top 100 Tracks (50-26)

The third part of our favourite songs of 2022 recap has a London poet; Today’s two biggest Latin Music male stars in collaboration; inflamed political statements about the growing north-south divide; US indie folk meets shoegaze; the return of the weirdest, most unique voice in avant pop; the hottest hip-hop produceer right now; African playboys; Singaporean glitch pop; a new guise for the best rock band of the last few decades; classic and new rap stars and the most mysterious duo in British electronica.

Listen to the Top 100 Tracks of 2022 (poitions 50-26) here. Read the rest of this entry »

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#BestOf2022 : Top 100 Tracks (75-51)

The second part of our Top 100 favourite songs of the year brings Latin American gender fluid rap; electronica icons in surprise collaborations; British dance crazes; female rap duets; songwriting legends: US indie folk promises; Swedish lo-fi: Flamenco pop; Brazilian drag superstars and Today’s greatest R&B male star alive.

Listen to the Top 100 Tracks of 2022 (positions 75-51) here. Read the rest of this entry »

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#BestOf2022: Top 100 Tracks (100-76)

101-NICKY YOURE FEAT. DAZY
Sunroof
(Columbia)

The time to recall our favourite songs of the year has come. Beginning, as it is tradition, with the symbolic 101 position, dedicated to a guilty pleasure of the last twelve months, left bubbling under our selected list. In this case, the catchy bubblegum glory of ‘Sunroof’ by newcomers Nicky Youre feat. Dazy, which showcases the growing power of TikTok as a music discovery provider for the young. The effects of the popular platform have been greatly noticed everywhere. In the charts it may be the main responsible for a fewer number of hits that last longer among the audience´s preferences. Also, its popular Throwback channels are bringing recurrent hits to the charts, from recent enduring ones as The Weeknd´s ‘Blinding Lights’ to all sort of 90s R&B and 00s dance blasts from the past. The sounds of UK garage and 90´s house have been a big influence in many of the year’s top pop hits. A good example is that at least half a dozen of them rescued the iconic sound of Robin S House classic ‘Show Me Love’. TikTok helped reinforced as well those tracks that were back into the spotlight thanks to TV series, the biggest of which has been Kate Bush, having the biggest hit of her career, again, with ‘Running Up That Hill,’ as it profusely featured in the latest season of ‘Strangest Things.’ All this phenomenon of young people looking back at the past, may or may not mean that Today´s pop music is not delivering enough thrills to engage them.

2022 mostly belonged to very few artists: Kendrick Lamar brough another hip-hop masterwork with a very personal, spiritual and therapeutic focus; Beyoncé dazzled everyone once more by collating the sounds of gay black music, from disco to house and ball culture; Big Thief expanded their alternative folk-rock songwriting; Alvvays made indie great again and Rosalía took her blend of flamenco, Latin music and electronica to new groundbreaking heights, controversally creating her own private musical vocabulary in the almost conceptual, strong female empowerment statement of ‘Motomami’ . Read the rest of this entry »

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Best Of 2022: Top 50 Albums

And our favourite 50 albums of 2022 are…

Rosalía - Motomami1-ROSALÍA
Motomami
(Columbia)







Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers2-KENDRICK LAMAR
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
(Aftermath/Interscope)







Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You3-BIG THIEF
Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
(4AD)







Alvvays - Blue Rev4-ALVVAYS
Blue Rev
(Celsius Girls/Transgressive)







Beyoncé - Renaissance5-BEYONCÉ
RENAISSANCE
(Parkwood/Columbia)







Rachika Nayar - Heaven Come Crashing6-RACHIKA NAYAR
Heaven Come Crashing
(NNA Tapes)







Sudan Archives - Natural Brown Prom Queen7-SUDAN ARCHIVES
Natural Brown Prom Queen
(Stones Throw)







The Smile - A Light for Attracting Attention8-THE SMILE
A Light For Attracting Attention
(Self Help Tapes LLP/XL)







Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul - Topical Dancer9-CHARLOTTE ADIGÉRY & BOLIS PUPUL
Topical Dancer
(Bounty & Banana/Because)






Weyes Blood - And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow10-WEYES BLOOD
And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow
(Sub Pop)







Florist - Florist11-FLORIST
Florist
(Double Double Whammy)







Pusha T - It's Almost Dry12-PUSHA T
It´s Almost Dry
(G.O.O.D. Records)







Danger Mouse & Black Thought - Cheat Codes13-DANGER MOUSE & BLACK THOUGHT
Cheat Codes
(BMG)







Rolling Blackouts C.F. - Endless Rooms14-ROLLING BLACKOUTS C.F.
Endless Rooms
(Sub Pop)







Panda Bear & Sonic Boom - Reset15-PANDA BEAR & SONIC BOOM
Reset
(Domino)







MJ Lenderman - Boat Songs16-MJ LENDERMAN
Boat Songs
(Dear Life Records)







Aldous Harding - Warm Chris17-ALDOUS HARDING
Warm Chris
(4AD)







Vince Staples - Ramona Park Broke My Heart18-VINCE STAPLES
RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART
(Blacksmith/Motown)







Angel Olsen - Big Time19-ANGEL OLSEN
Big Time
(Jagjaguwar)







Sault - 1120-SAULT
11/Earth/Untitled (God)/Today & Tomorrow/ Aiir/Air
(Forever Living Originals)



Beach House - Once Twice Melody21-BELLA UNION
Once Twice Melody
(Bella Union)







Stromae - Multitude22-STROMAE
Multitude
(Mossaert)







Soul Glo - Diaspora Problems23-SOUL GLO
Diaspora Problems
(Epitaph)







Wet Leg - Wet Leg24-WET LEG
Wet Leg
(Domino)







Charli XCX - CRASH25-CHARLI XCX
CRASH
(Asylum)







yeule - Glitch Princess26-YEULE
Glitch Princess
(Bayonet)







Jockstrap - I Love You Jennifer B27-JOCKSTRAP
I Love You Jennifer B
(Rough Trade)







Bad Bunny - Un verano sin ti28-BAD BUNNY
Un Verano Sin Tí
(Rimas Entertainment)







The Weeknd - Dawn FM29-THE WEEKND
DAWN FM
(Republic)







Mitski - Laurel Hell30-MITSKI
Laurel Hell
(Dead Oceans)







Björk - Fossora31-BJÖRK
Fossora
(One Little Independent)







The Reds, Pinks and Purples - Summer at Land's End32-THE REDS, PINKS & PURPLES
Summer At Land's End/They Only Wanted Your Soul
(Tough Love/Slumberland)


Destroyer - LABYRINTHITIS33-DESTROYER
LABYRINTHITIS
(Merge)







Yung Kayo - DFTK34-YUNG KAYO
DFTK
(Young Stoner Life)







Benjamin Clementine - And I Have Been35-BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE
And I Have Been
(Preserve Artist)







The Comet Is Coming - Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam36-THE COMET IS COMING
Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam
(Verve)






The Beths - Expert in a Dying Field37-THE BETHS
Expert In A Dying Field
(Carpark)







Suede - Autofiction38-SUEDE
Autoficción
(BMG)







Nilüfer Yanya - PAINLESS39-NILÜFER YANYA
Painless
(ATO)







Dawn Richard & Spencer Zahn - Pigments40-DAWN RICHARD AND SPENCER ZAHN
Pigments
(Merge)






Phoenix - Alpha Zulu41-PHOENIX
Alpha Zulu
(LOYAUTÉ/Glassnost)







Freddie Gibbs - $oul $old $eparately42-FREDDIE GIBBS
$oul $old Separately
(ESGN/Warner Music)







Rauw Alejandro - Saturno43-RAUW ALEJANDRO
Saturno
(Sony)







Sharon Van Etten - We've Been Going About This All Wrong44-SHARON VAN ETTEN
We´ve Going About This All Wrong
(Jagjaguwar)







Lambchop - The Bible45-LAMBCHOP
The Bible
(City Slang)







Wilco - Cruel Country46-WILCO
Cruel Country
(dBpm)







Alex G - God Save the Animals47-ALEX G
God Saved The Animals
(Domino)







Steve Lacy - Gemini Rights48-STEVE LACY
Gemini Rights
(L-M Records/Sony







Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool It Down49-YEAH YEAH YEAHS
Cool It Down
(Secretly Canadian)







Dry Cleaning - Stumpwork50-DRY CLEANING
Stumpwork
(4AD)







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Sault Go ‘Free’ On Top Of The Loop


The enigmatic British collective SAULT after dropping five full albums at the same time a few weeks ago are the last number #1 in our loop this year with ‘Free,’ from their third opus in the Untitled series subtitled ‘God’. Kendrick Lamar and Rauw Alejandro feat. Playero complete the Top 3.

100 gecs feat. Skrillex are the highest new entry, followed by the latest songs by PinkPantheress; Sudan Archives; The Reds, Pinks and Purples; MIKE feat. Sister Nancy; Rozi Plain; LUNA KI; Baaba Maal; Nas feat. 21 Savage; RM with Erykah Badu; Anitta feat. Lexa, POCAH and Rebecca; Yung Kayo; Quando Rondo & YoungBoy Never Broke Again; Villano Antillano; Adiós Amores; Petite Noir feat. Theo Croker; Morad… and the return of Metal Icons Metallica. Check the last loop of 2022 in full here. We´ll be reviewing the year in the following weeks. Back in 2023. In the meantime, Have a happy time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fever Ray Fills The Loop With ‘Carbon Dioxide’


The second teaser for Fever Ray´s much anticipated forthcoming album, ‘Carbon Dioxide,’ takes Karin Dreijer´s solo project back to #1 in our loop.’ The latest release by Low, part of the Sleater-Kinney tribute album, and Floating Points complete the Top 3.

Sault are again the highest new entry with a track from another of their recently released five new albums, followed by the latest songs by Floranceee feat. Damien Jurado & Phosphorescent; Fousheé feat. Lil Uzi Vert; serpentwithfeet; Hanakiv feat. Alabaster DePlume; Angelo De Augustine; Liv.e; joe unknown; Boyhood; Sea Lemon… and a new song by Spanish veteran indie singer La Bien Querida. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Benjamin Clementine Fills The Loop With Residue


British singer Benjamin Clementine is this week’s #1 in our loop with ‘Residue’ from his third album ‘And I Have Been.’ R&B starlette Fousheé and veteran US indie icons Yo La Tengo complete the Top 3.

A standout from one of the mammoth five-album-offering released simultaneously to streaming platforms by Sault is the week’s highest entry, followed by the latest songs by Rauw Alejandro feat. Playero; Kendrick Lamar; Margo Price; Bizarrap & Duki; Pharrell Williams feat. Travis Scott; Niño de Elche con ROSALÍA; PinkPantheress; Romy feat. Fred again..; Jenny Hval; Cigarettes After Sex; Tokischa con Natanael Cano; Weyes Blood; Babi; Yazmin Lacey; Fatoumata Diawara feat. Damon Albarn; Lil Tjay; KAROL G feat. Ovy On The Drums; La Húngara… and, every year they come earlier, two chistmas songs by respectively Phoebe Bridgers and Rosie Thomas with Sufjan Stevens. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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RAYE & 070 Shake Bring ‘Escapism’ To The Loop


Two fast-rising stars of progressive R´N´B, RAYE & 070 Shake, join forces in ‘Escapism,’ this week’s #1 in our loop. Indie icon Caroline Polachek and young Spanish electronic flamenco artist Ralphie Choo complete the Top 3.

On a week we had the devastating news of Mimi Parker of Low passing away, their contribution to the Sleater-Kinney covers album is the week’s highest entry, followed by the latest songs by Fever Ray; Floating Points; Ezra Collective feat. Kojey Radical; Sega Bodega; Phoenix; Niño de Elche feat. Yerai Cortés; SAULT; Fleet Foxes feat. Tim Bernardes; Alice Boman feat. Perfume Genius; DeJ Loaf; Cass McCombs and Weak Signal; Nacho Vegas; FINGERGAP feat. Fedor Yury… and a new collaboration between Dragonette feat. The Knocks. Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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