FKA Twigs Collaboration with Rema ‘Jealousy’ Tops The Loop

FKA Twigs feat. Rema is the new #1 in the loop with ‘Jealousy’ from her new mixtape, recorded during confinement with the production of El Guincho, ‘Caprisongs.’ Destroyer and the latest single from Mitski‘s forthcoming album complete the top 3.

Nilüfer Yanya is the week’s highest debut, followed by new tracks by Big Thief; Bizarrap feat. L-Gante & Pablo Lescano; Yard Act; Shenseea with Megan Thee Stallion; Beach House; Lana Del Rey; Los Planetas; Fred again..feat. Romy & HAAi; Sevdaliza; Jenny Hval; Fly Anakin; Sofia Kourtesis feat. Manu Chao; La Bien Querida; Highway Superstar feat. Sally Shapiro; Daniel Rossen…. plus the return of 90’s alternative legends Pavement. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Weeknd Brings Sacrifice To Top Of The Loop

New year, new assault to global charts by The Weeknd, whose new album ‘Dawn FM’ marks the end of an era for his character with a superbly accessible collection of songs about being ran down by circumstances; among them its new single ‘Sacrifice,’ the new #1 in our chart. Earl Sweatshirt and Mach-Hommy complete the top 3.

Mitski keeps on releasing tracks from her forthcoming album, ‘Laurel Hell,’ her new one is this week’s highest debut, followed by new tracks by Destroyer; Aldous Harding; yeule; Arab Strap; Soul Glo; Maren Morris; Rosie Thomas; Widowspeak; Stromae; Cate Le Bon; Jacques Greene; Fontaines D.C…. plus the return of Jack White. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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#BestOf2021 : Top 60 Films

1-THE SOUVENIR PART II
(Joanna Hogg)
2-MEMORIA
(Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
3-SUMMER OF SOUL... (Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson)
4-DRIVE MY CAR
(Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
5-THE POWER OF THE DOG (Jane Campion)6-LICORICE PIZZA
(Paul Thomas Anderson)
7-BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN
(Radu Jude)
8-PETITE MAMAN
(Céline Sciamma)
9-WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY?
(Alexandre Koberidze)
10-THE DISCIPLE
(Chaitanya Tamhane)
11-UNA PELÍCULA DE POLICÍAS (A COP MOVIE)
(Alonso Ruizpalacios)
12-VORTEX
(Gaspar Noé)
13-TITANE
(Julia Ducournau)
14-WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY
(Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
15-THE CARD COUNTER
(Paul Schrader)
16-DIÁRIOS DE OTSOGA (THE TSUGUA DIARIES)
(Maureen Fazendeiro Y Miguel Gomes)
17-QUO VADIS, AIDA?
(Jasmila Žbanić)
18-THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
(Todd Haynes)
19-THE LOST DAUGHER
(Maggie Gyllenhaal)
20-ANNETTE
(Leos Carax)
21-THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD
(Joachim Trier)
22-COMPARTMENT N°6
(Juho Kuosmanen)
23-ATLANTIDE
(Yuri Ancarani)
24-PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME (Lili Horváth)
25-DUNE
(Denis Villeneuve)
26-THE WOMAN WHO RAN
(Hong Sang-Soo)
27-AZOR
(Andreas Fontana)
28-MALMKROG
(Cristi Puiu)
29-MADRES PARALELAS (PARALLEL MOTHERS)
(Pedro Almodóvar)
30-WEST SIDE STORY
(Steven Spielberg)
31-PASSING
(Rebecca Hall)
32-RED ROCKET
(Sean Baker)
33-RETURNING TO REIMS
(Jean-Gabriel Periot)
34-ESPÍRITU SAGRADO (THE SACRED SPIRIT)
(Chema García Ibarra)
35-ASCENSION
(Jessica Kingdom)
36-NOCHE DE FUEGO (PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN) (Tatiana Huezo)
37-IL BUCO
(Michelangelo Frammartino)
38-EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO (THE GREAT MOVEMENT)
(Kiro Russo)
39-PLAYGROUND
(Laura Wandel)
40-DEAR COMRADES!
(Andrei Konchalovsky)
41-THE KILLING OF TWO LOVERS (Robert Machoian)42-BENEDETTA
(Paul Verhoeven)
43-THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH (Joel Coen)44-THE FRENCH DISPATCH (Wes Anderson)45-THE HAND OF GOD
(Paolo Sorrentino)
46-A HERO
(Asghar Farhadi)
47-MR BACHMANN AND HIS CLASS (Maria Speth)48-THE GREEN KNIGHT
(David Lowery)
49-L'EVENEMENT (HAPPENING)
(Audrey Diwan)
50-RE GRANCHIO (THE TALE OF KING CRAB)
(Alexio Rigo De Righi & Matteo Zoppis)
51-STE. ANNE
(Rhayne Vermette)
52-ZOLA
(Janicza Bravo)
53-BERGMAN ISLAND
(Mia Hansen-Løve)
54-GREAT FREEDOM
(Sebastian Meise)
55-SPENCER
(Pablo Larraín)
56-BARB & STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR
(Josh Greenbaum)
57-COMPETENCIA OFICIAL (OFFICIAL COMPETITION)
(Gastón Duprat Y Mariano Cohn)
58-FLEE
(Jonas Pohen Rasmussen)
59-ALI & AVA
(Clio Barnard)
60-THE SPARKS BROTHERS
(Edgar Wright)

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Wet Leg ‘Oh No’ First #1 Of 2022 In Our Loop

Back after our long festive break, the first loop of the year contains a selection of tracks released during the past month, anticipating the most awaited albums to be released in the first quarter. Among them, Britain’s most anticipated indie debut, Wet Leg‘s, claiming the first #1 of 2022 with ‘Oh No,’ one of the tracks of their third single. Another single off our favourite album of 2021, Low‘s ‘Hey Now,’ is at number 2 and a track from the second installment of Beach House‘s forthcoming opus, takes third position.

Among the rest of our charts, the latest teasers from the eagerly expected new works by Big Thief; Mitski; Earl Sweatshirt; Grimes; FKA twigs (feat. The Weeknd); Rigoberta Bandini; Tierra Whack; serpentwithfeet; Soleá Morente (con La Casa Azul); Kim Gordon (feat. J Mascis); Yard Act; The Smile; Let’s Eat Grandma; Shygirl; YEИDRY; Father John Misty; Waxahatchee; Nacho Vegas; Octavian… plus recently released works by such favourites as Nick Cave & Warren Ellis; The Weeknd; Mach-Hommy; Bizarrap (feat. Tiago PZK); Burial… and a collaboration between David Byrne and Yo La Tengo covering Yoko Ono for a star-studded tribute album. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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#BestOf2021 : Top 100 Tracks 2021 (25-1)

The last part of our Top 100 tracks of the 2020 brings our favourite 25 songs featuring, among others, odes to glamourous fabrics and pieces of furniture; new agey philosophical reflections; a flamenco pop live recording for a US radio station; the nightmare of American religious fundamentalists; a duo of indie titans with a high octane power ballad and the catchiest chorus of the year.

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

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#BestOf2021 : Top 100 Tracks 2021 (50-26)

The third part of our favourite songs of 2022 recap has Charli’s angels; reggaeton ballads; Canadian folk-rock; Irish dancefloor melancholia; Spanish stoner rock; Tuareg songwriters; Mormon rock; a duet between French pop royalty; Nigerian R&B; the biggest spoken word hit in aeons and the band that may herald a new wave of britpop. Are we inclusive or what?

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

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#BestOf2021 : Top 100 Tracks (75-51)

In the second part of our Top 100 favourite songs of the year we find Andalusian rap; Colombian urban ballads; alternative supergroups; Nigerian stars; Australian rock; hip-hop icons; Danish R&B starlettes; ecological activist rappers; 70’s veterans meeting Hollywood stars for bonkers rock opera; Spanish pop-rock and the band whose lead singer is also the protagonist of one of the TV series of the year. Diversity is our middle name!

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

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#BestOf2021: Top 100 Tracks (100-76)

101-ᗅᗺᗷᗅ
I Still Have Faith On You
(Polar)

After our Top 50 albums of 2021, it is time to recap our favourite songs of the year. Beginning, as our tradition demands, with the symbolic 101 position, usually dedicated to a guilty pleasure or a track/artist of great relevance during the last twelve months, left bubbling under our selected list. In this case, it is both, as after four decades of their separation Swedish pop behemoth ᗅᗺᗷᗅ announced their return, which automatically was hailed as the comeback of the century. Their new album, ‘Voyage’ unsurprisingly found them at their most mellifluous, but in times of a pandemic recovery that is still uncertain, ‘I Still Have Faith In You,’ at least for anyone whose childhood was left mildly traumatised by the sheer melodrama of Chiquita or for those that treasure some joyful memories soundtracked by ‘Dancing Queen’ or ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’, had the warmth and feel-good embrace of an encounter with a long time absent friend.

The Swedish fab four may have felt slightly dated and their new offerings weren’t even the best ᗅᗺᗷᗅ-like songs around, that honor could go to Pearl Charles‘ glorious pastiche ‘Only for tonight’. However, like theirs, most songs outside the tyranny of the mainstream fusion between EDM, pop and modern R&B formerly called urban music were positively revivalistic. In 2022, whatever your favourite jam from the past may have been, there was a strong chance a current song was influenced by it. This has not been a year for great innovation then, but rather for music which, suitably for the times we are living in, brought comfort and reassurance. Read the rest of this entry »

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#BestOf2021: Top 50 Albums

And the Top 50 albums of the year are… Read the rest of this entry »

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Jockstrap 50/50 Last #1 Of 2021 In The Loop

Our loop comes to its last edition for the year, before we began the recap of our Top 100 songs of 2001, and British electro-pop duo Jockstrap is the #1 with ’50/50.’ In a week full with tracks teasing some of the most anticipated albums of the first quarter of 2022, Big Thief and Earl Sweatshirt complete the top three.

A new acoustic song by eclectic songwriter Valerie June is the highest new entry, followed by the latest offerings by Wet Leg; Tierra Whack; Grimes; FLOHIO; SZA; Kim Gordon; Angèle feat. Damso; Thundercat feat. Raedio, Louis Cole, Genevieve Artadi; Swindle feat. Greentea Peng; aya; Nicholas Craven feat. Boldy James; KAYTRANADA feat. Mach-Hommy; Alizzz feat. J (Los Planetas); Phoebe Bridgers; Adele; Kevin Johansen & David Byrne; Stefflon Don feat. Midas the Jagaban; CKay… and the return of Mary J. Blige with DJ Khaled. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mitski Is The Only Heartbreaker To Top The Loop

Asian-American indie songwriter Mitski returns to the #1 in our loop with ‘The Only Heartbreaker,’ the second advance from her new album ‘Laurel Hell’, to be released next February. The returns of Beach House and Empath complete the top three and give this week’s loop a distinctive indie flavour.

The new track by hyperpop star midwxst is the highest new entry, followed by the latest songs by Pusha T feat. Mako; Nick Cave & Warren Ellis; RUDY feat. Fuse ODG; The Bug feat. Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods; Popcaan; Saweetie; Lorena Álvarez feat. Los Rondadores de la Val d’Echo; iann dior; Fickle Friends; Years & Years feat. Galantis; Richard Dawson & Circle; Leon Bridges feat. Jazmine Sullivan; FKA twigs feat. Central Cee; dltzk; Ana Mena… and Ryuichi Sakamoto reimagining one of his old Yellow Magic Orchestra classics. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Charli’s Angels Of Avant Pop Are This Week’s #1

Charli XCX forming with Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polachek a sort of Charli’s Angels of avant indie pop for her latest track, ‘New Shapes, is this week’s #1 in our loop. The returns of Spiritualized and Mitski complete the top three.

With yet another teaser from what it´s already shaping up as one of the albums of 2022, Big Thief are the highest new entry, followed by the latest songs by Sweeping Promises; Earl Sweatshirt; Jockstrap; Cate Le Bon; Bob Vylan; Sub Urban feat. AURORA; Soleá Morente feat. Estrella Morente; KAYTRANADA feat. H.E.R; 100 gecs; Shamir; Kanye West feat. André 3000; CKay feat. Eunique & Pronto; Taylor Swift feat. Phoebe Bridgers; Rosie Lowe & Duval Timothy; Horsegirl… and a new track by Ibeyi collaborating with British rapper Pa Salieu . Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Loop Shines With Self Esteem

British Experimental indie pop artist, former member of Slow Club, Rebecca Lucy Taylor, better known as Self Esteem, is this week’s #1 in our loop with “You Forever’, from one of the most widely acclaimed album of the year in the UK, ‘Prioritise Pleasure.’ Snail Mail and Jackson+Sellers complete a top three with a strong indie vibe.

Teaming up for the second time, ROSALÍA and The Weeknd are the highest new entry, followed by the latest songs by Mitski; NPC & Chris Lake; Beach House; Empath; aya feat. Iceboy Violet; Saweetie feat. Raedio; Kylie Minogue & Gloria Gaynor; Jenny Hval; Nilüfer Yanya; Public Library Commute feat. Forrest; Murkage Dave feat. Caroline Polachek; Amber Mark; Shygirl; Caracara; Courtney Barnett; Sega Bodega feat. Arca; BERWYN… and a new track by Beyoncé, having another go at winning an Oscar for best song from the soundtrack of ‘King Richard’ for which Will Smith is the current frontrunner for Best Actor’s Academy recognition. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stromae Makes A Toast From The Top Of The Loop

The return of Belgium superstar Stromae after his workaholic’s burnout with ‘Santé’, a toast dedicated to all invisible workers, is this week’s #1 in the loop. More big names, Parquet Courts and Lana Del Rey, complete the top three.

Charli XCX‘s new track, collaborating with Christine and the Queens & Caroline Polachek is the highest new entry, followed by the latest songs by Post Malone feat. The Weeknd; Spiritualized; Aminé; Parcels; Omar Apollo feat. Kali Uchis; Tim Heidecker; Arca; Cooly G feat. Ruth Brown; Terrace Martin feat. James Fauntleroy, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and Ty Dolla $ign; Dear Laika; Megan Thee Stallion… and a disco-fuelled duet between Kylie Minogue and Jessie Ware. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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