Dixie Chicks’ Comeback Tops The Loop

After fourteen years Dixie Chicks return with ‘Gaslighter,’ one of their most poptastic songs ever, reaching the top position this week in our chart, followed by the latest tunes by Jessie Ware and Phoebe Bridgers in the Loop’s Top 3.

The highest debut on this edition is a track from Jay Electronica‘s long awaited first album, a collaboration with Travis Scott. Also among the new entries, the latest songs by Residente; Ana Tijoux; Teyana Taylor feat. Ms Lauryn Hill; Dogleg; Control Top; Protomartyr; Rico Nasty; Flume feat. Toro y Moi; Monique Lawz feat. Wiley… and the latest revelation fin American R&B Snoh Aalegra. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Disclosure Bring African Grooves To The Loop


UK electronica duo Disclosure sampling Cameroonean artist Eko Roosevelt tops our loop this week with the catchy afro groove-infused ‘Tondo.’ The smooth new sounds of Jessie Ware and the ground breaking 100 gecs remixed by Charli XCX complete our Top 3.

Chilean leftfield electronica star Nicolas Jaar is the highest new entry, followed by the latest offerings by the likes of Planet 1999; Honey Harper; Yves Tumor; Megan Thee Stallion; Disq; Yaeji; Swamp Dogg feat. Justin Vernon, Jenny Lewis; Soleá Morente; Lil Uzi Vert; Aitch fat. AJ Tracey & Tay Keith; Girlpool; Sharon Van Etten;The Lemon Twigs… plus, in the comeback department, the legendary Jarvis Cocker returns under his new JARV…IS moniker. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yves Tumor Brings The Gospel For A New Century

Devil horns, disturbing imagery and apocalyptic electronic sounds, US experimental wizard Yves Tumor tops this week’s edition of our loop with the mind-blowing ‘Gospel For A New Century.’ Aussie favourites Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and queer icon songwriter Perfume Genius complete the Top 3.

Swedish producer and Robyn collaborator Kleerup feat. Yumi Zouma is the highest new entry, followed by the latest songs by J’aime feat. Françoiz Breut; Bad Bunny; cupcakKe; Dixie Chicks; HAIM; Ohmme; Too Free; Guaynaa; Princess Nokia; Nadia Reid; Gorillaz feat. Fatoumata Diawara; Flat Worms; Damien Jurado; Porridge Radio; Róisín Murphy; Rina Sawayama; Woods… and the comebacks by 90s alternative greats, Archers Of Loaf; Greg Dulli, lead singer from The Afghan Whigs, and the all-female band Throwing Music. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sharon Van Etten Tops The Loop With ‘Beaten Down’

Fresh from her debut film role as part of the cast in Eliza Hittman’s Berlinale Jury Prize winner ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always,’ to which soundtrack she also contributes, Sharon Van Etten is the new number 1 in our loop with ‘Beaten Down,’ the first taster from her new work. Christine and The Queens, and Grimesz complete a very female-driven Top 3.

After our week away, there are new entries aplenty with Yves Tumor being the highest of them all. Other notable debuts in our chart are the latest songs by Perfume Genious; Disclosure feat. Eko Roosevelt; Jessie Ware; Waxahatchee; Arlo Parks; The Magnetic Fields; Car Seat Headrest; Palehound; The Lovely Eggs; Arca; Thundercat; The Avalanches feat. Blood Orange; Shabazz Palaces feat. Purple Nate Tape; King Krule; Jackie Lynn; Pearl Jam; Phoebe Bridgers; Kelly Lee Owens: 100 gecs feat. Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, Kero Kero Bonito; Dirty Projectors… and the new song by Sufjan Stevens from a project recorded with his dad Lowell Brams. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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J Hus & Kofee Set The Loop On Repeat

One of the biggest young rappers from Britain, J Hus, and one of the brightest hopes in Jamaican reggae, Koffee, join forces in the track that conquered the loop’s #1 this week, the infectious ‘Repeat.’ Tyler, The Creator and Porridge Radio complete the Top 3.

The gloriously jangly guitars of Aussie band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are the highest debut. Other notable entries in our chart are the latest songs by Tami Neilson; Grimes; U.S. Girls; Billie Eilish in 007 mode; Boys Noize feat. Rico Nasty; Arlo Parks; Migos feat. Travis Scott & Young Thug; Pottery; Cindy Lee; ChocQuibTown; Moses Sumney; Beatrice Dillon and the return of noughties’ superstar band The Strokes. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Loop Is Awash With Guilty Conscience

Kanye West’s collaborator Danielle Balbuena, better known as 070 Shake tops the latest edition of our loop with her infectious ballad ‘Guilty Conscience,’ leaving ROSALÍA and Canadian indie rockers Nap Eyes in the Top 3.

This week’s highest new entry is Sharon Van Etten anticipating her new work after last year’s very successful ‘Remind Me Tomorrow’. Other debuts in our chart are the latest songs by Kamaiyah Feat. Trina; Masarima; Christine and the Queens; Jehnny Beth’s from Savages going solo; King Krule; Lido Pimienta; Against All Logic feat. Estado Unido & FKA Twigs; black midi; Carly Rae Jepsen; Khalid feat. Disclosure… and the surprise comebacks of two long retired bands, Brits The Psychedelic Furs and Galician legends Os Resentidos. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kiwi Jr. New #1 In The Loop

Canadian indie band Kiwi Jr. is the new #1 in our loop injecting fresh energy in the classic indie rock sounds of ‘Football Money.’ Alt-soul singer Moses Sumney and British rockers Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs complete our Top 3.

This week’s highest new entry is by Tyler, The Creator with a track that seems from the sessions of his Grammy winner album ‘Igor’. Other brand new debuts in our chart are the latest tracks by J Hus feat. Koffee; Sløtface; Andy Shauf; Porridge Radio; The Men; Shopping; Caribou; Dawn Richard… and the return of Gorillaz with another star-studded album and a first singe featuring slowthai and Slaves. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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London Gets Pink In Revenge

Leftfield hip-hop artist Theophilus London is the new #1 in our loop with his collaboration with the king of low-fi rock Ariel Pink, ‘Revenge.’ Two other collaborations complete this week’s top 3, namely Megan Thee Stallion with Normani and Zedd feat. Kehlani.

Grammy award winner ROSALÍA‘s new track, returning to her flamenco origins, is the highest debut. Other notable entries are the latest tracks by Nap Eyes; Four Tet; Mitski; Hayley Williams; Pearl Jam; Chromatics; Kodie Shane feat. Trippie Redd; 070 Shake; Waxahatchee; Margo Price; A Girl Called Eddy; Stephen Malkmus; Jhené Aiko; Los Enemigos… and the return of Luke Haines in yet another collaboration with R.E.M.’S Peter Buck. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Loop Is Taken By Divine Intervention


Young London trio PVA is the new #1 in our loop with ‘Divine Intervention,’ their genre-melting new track that recalls the dance and rock mixed sounds of the early noughties . Dan Bejar’s new track as Destroyer and Kali Uchis‘ comeback song, ‘Solita,’complete the Top 3.

Canadian alt-rock quartet Kiwi Jr. are the highest debut, followed by the latest offerings by Theophilus London feat. Ariel Pink; Thundercat Feat. Stece Lacy; Moses Sumney; Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs; Real Estate feat. Sylvan Esso; Georgia; Khruangbin feat. Leon Bridges; U.S. Girls; King Krule; Rina Sawayama; Stunna 4 Vegas feat. DaBaby & Lil Baby; Future feat. Drake; Pinegrove; Missy Elliott; Guided By Voices; J Balvin… and rap star Meek Mill feat. Farruko‘s Latin flavoured latest. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Rober Awards 2019 Film Poll

The Rober Academy for the arts and sciences of entertainment cordially invites you to cast your vote in the 2019 Rober Awards Film Poll. Please find the ballot below. You can tick up to two choices in each of the categories. To help your choices, a Youtube playlist with the trailers from all nominated features is enclosed at the bottom.

And the nominees are: Read the rest of this entry »

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Moses Sumney Is The First #1 Of 2020 In The Loop

Moses Sumney is the first number one of the year in our loop. The alt-soul singer whose unique musical style fits somewhere in between D’Angelo and Sufjan Stevens gets to the top of our chart with ‘Polly,’ the second single from his forthcoming album ‘græ’.

This first edition of 2020 features tracks from some of the most awaited albums of the season, among them the lastest by Caribou; Khruangbin feat. Leon Bridges; Grimes; Destroyer; Tame Impala; Kali Uchis;Whyte Horses feat. La Roux; Megan Thee Stallion feat. Normani; Vince Staples; Ximena Sariñana; Jon Hopkins feat. Kelly Lee Owens; Shopping; Field Music; Greg Dulli; M. Ward; Kamaiyah and the return of Usher on a duet with Ella Mai
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Best Films Of 2019

1-PARASITE (Bong Joon-Ho) Read the rest of this entry »

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Vote In The Rober Awards 2019 Music Poll.

The Rober Academy for the Arts & Sciences of Entertainment cordially invites you to cast your vote in The XXXVIII Rober Awards Music Poll. Please find the ballot after the jump. You can mark up to two choices in each of the twenty categories. To help your choices, a Spotify playlist with tracks from all nominated artists is enclosed at the bottom.

And the nominees are: Read the rest of this entry »

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Big Thief; Lana Del Rey; Fontaines D.C and Billie Elish Lead #RoberAwards2019 Nominations

The nominations for this year’s Rober Awards Music Poll have just been announced and US folk-rockers Big Thief are the favourites featuring in five categories, including album and song of the year; best group; rock and live artists. The Brooklyn band, who has released two excellent albums in 2019, has topped our Top 50 best albums chart and now lead the nominees for our annual awards.

They are followed closely, with four apiece, by Lana Del Rey, who is having a career peak thanks to her sixth and most accomplished album to date, “Norman Fucking´Rockwell;” Irish debuting post-punk band Fontaines D:C, going against the trend by bringing back to life the rather fading power of rock guitars, and the alt. pop revelation of the year, Billie Eilish. Read the rest of this entry »

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