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Nubya Garcia & Makaya McCraven Jazz Our Loop Up

In the last edition of our weekly chart, before we begin with the end of the year recap, one of the most promising contemporary jazz musicians, British saxophonist Nubya García, remixed by another of the genre’s big renovators, Makaya McCraven, is the number 1 with the title track of her great new album ‘Source.’ In a thoroughly diverse edition, Aussie superstar Kylie Minogue embracing the retro memories of disco music and Canadian indie rockers Kiwi Jr. complete the Top 3.

Two of the UK´s most acclaimed new artists Shygirl and Pa Salieu bring, respectively, the highest new entries. Other strong debuts are the new tracks by Gal Costa feat. Seu Jorge; Bad Bunny feat. ROSALÍA; Arlo Parks; Saba; Arab Strap; shame; The Weather Station; Ozuna; Dogleg; Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds; Perfume Genius; La Femme; Mush; M. Ward; Rina Sawayama… and Christine and The Queens who collaborates with veteran French band Indochine in her new single. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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C. Tangana Conquers The Loop

Spanish urban star and former Rosalía collaborator, C. Tangana, featuring new flamenco singers Niño de Elche y La Húngara, hits the top our chart with ‘Tu me dejaste de Querer,’ the biggest hit of the year in Spain. Angelo De Augustine and Bree Runway feat. Missy Elliott complete this week’s Top 3.

Rising African pop star Amaarae feat. Kojey Radical & Cruel Santino is the highest new entry. Other strong debuts are the latest tracks by Routine with Annie Truscott & Jay Som; Ariel Pink; Phoebe Bridgers feat. Rob Moose; Jhay Cortez; Tierra Whack; Nicholas Lens feat. Nick Cave; Drakeo the Ruler; Meek Mill; Califato ¾; Bill Callahan & Bonnie “Prince” Billy feat. Bill MacKay; María José Llergo; Kali Uchis feat. Jowell & Randy; slowthai feat. James Blake & Mount Kimbie; Teenage Fanclub… and Bleachers who features Bruce Springsteen in their new song. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ohmme New #1 Of The Loop With ‘Mine’

The female rock duo from Chicago Ohmme climbs to the top of our loop this week with their infectious, new-wave sounding new single, ‘Mine.’ The Weather Station and SAULT complete the Top 3.

The return of Nottingham electropunks Sleaford Mods is the highest debut, followed by the latest tracks by C. Tangana feat. Niño de Elche & La Húngara; Bree Runway feat. Missy Elliott; Angelo De Augustine; Fiona Apple; Oliver Coates feat. Malibu; Sea Oleena; Tierra Whack; Saweetie feat. Jhené Aiko; Erika de Casier; Dua Lipa feat. Angèle; Khruangbin; Ólafur Arnalds… and the first song from L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S, a new opera composed during confinement in collaboration between Nicholas Lens and Nick Cave. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nick Cave New #1 In Our Loop With ‘Euthanasia’

In the week when, for one day only -Thursday the 5th- his new documentary concert, ‘Idiot Prayer,’ premieres in cinemas around the world, Nick Cave is the new number one in our chart with his brand new track ‘Euthanasia.’ Part of that same concert, the lead singer of The Bad Seeds played solo piano renditions of selected songs from all their back catalogue, broadcast online from an eerily empty Alexandra Palace in London. A powerful statement for music and art in the COVID era. Female duo from Chicago Ohmme and Julia Holter complete the Top 3.

Iranian/Dutch electronica female artist Sevdaliza is this edition’s highest new entry, followed by new songs by Bull; Rico Nasty feat. Gucci Mane & Don Toliver; Vermú; Bad Bunny feat. Jhay Cortez; Hot Chip feat. Jarvis Cocker; Empress Of feat. Amber Mark; MIKE; Guided By Voices; Cakes da Killa feat. Proper Villains; Mdou Moctar; War On Women; Freddie Gibbs feat. Big Sean & Hit Boy; Jeffrey Lewis…, and another cover by Bill Callahan and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, helped by The High LLamas’ Sean O´Hagan on their cheeky rendition of Billie Eilish’ “Wish You Were Gay”. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Soul Glo ’29’ New #1 In Our Loop

Afropunk band fro Philadelphia Soul Glo take the top position in our chart this week with their track ’29.’ Bill Callahan & Bonnie “Prince” Billy with Matt Sweeney, covering Hank Williams, and The Cool Greenhouse complete the Top 3.

Young songwriter from Brooklyn King Princess is the highest new entry, followed by new songs by SAULT; Salem; The Weather Station; Nilüfer Yanya; Julien Baker; BADGERS; RAY BLK; Claud; Osees; Pirra feat. Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas; Under Tears; Omar Apollo feat. Ruel; Lambchop…. and Local Natives feat. Sharon Van Etten , who is in our charts with another two songs this week, her collaboration with Deep Sea Diver and a new solo one. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fleet Foxes Reach #1 In Our Loop

‘Can I Believe You?’ a standout track from Fleet Foxes‘ triumphant comeback album, ‘Shore,’ is the new #1 in our loop, with the latest tracks by Spanish artists Nacho Vegas and Ruiseñora completing the Top 3.

A new track from the latest live show by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, ‘Idiot Prayer,’in which the Aussie songwriter played solo piano renditions of songs from his illustrious back catalogue, broadcast online from an eerily empty Alexandra palace, is the week’s highest new entry, followed by new songs by Julia Holter; Lana Del Rey; Touché Amoré; James Blake; The Knife; Julie Byrne feat. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma; Anderson .Paak; Viagra Boys; beabadoobee; The Mountain Goats; Deep Sea Diver feat. Sharon Van Etten; Jane Weaver; Sada Baby feat, Nicki Minaj; Julia Jacklin…. and queer pop artist Dorian Electra teaming up with both Village People & Pussy Riot on his latest track. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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SAULT Gets Their Third #1 Of 2020 With ‘Free’

The unstoppable London collective SAULT makes the top of our chart for the third time this year, with ‘Free,’ a standout track from their second album of 2020,’Untitled (Rise).’ Porridge Radio and Rico Nasty complete the Top 3.

Philadelphia punks Soul Glo are the highest debut, followed by new songs by The Cool Greenhouse; Lykke Li; cupcakKe; HAIM; Sprints; Headie One feat. Young T & Bugsey; Bleached; BlocBoy JB feat. NLE Choppa; Channel Tres; Working Men’s Club; Kiwi jr…. and Bill Callahan & Bonnie “Prince” Billy together for a great cover of Hank Williams, Jr. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sweeping Promises’ Top The Loop For The Second Time .

The DIY, post-punk infused debut of Boston band Sweeping Promises keeps on impressing in our loop, returning to #1 with another of the album’s many standout moments, ‘Falling Forward.’ On a good week for US indie, the folk-rock of Lomelda and another single off Sufjan Stevens‘ new album complete the Top 3.

Spanish songwriter Nacho Vegas‘ new protest song is the highest debut, in a week with a high number of new entries, among them tracks by Megan Thee Stallion feat. Young Thug; Fleet Foxes; Tim Heidecker feat. Weyes Blood; Matt Maeson feat. Lana Del Rey; Ruiseñora; Travis Scott feat. Young Thug & M.I.A.; Oneohtrix Point Never; Adrianne Lenker; Yves Jarvis; Kurt Vile feat. John Prine; Romy from The xx; Fenne Lily; Omar Apollo; Jorja Smith feat. Popcaan; Jim-E Stack feat. Bon Iver; Jónsi feat. Robyn… and Deerhoof who returns with a crazy covers album which features their take on such beloved classics as Knight Rider’s soundtrack, Eddy Grant´s ‘Electric Avenue’… in what sounds like their own take on those ‘Stars on 45’ hit records from the late 70s. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Adrianne Lenker #1 In Our Loop With ‘Anything’

After releasing two of the best albums of 2019 with her band Big Thief, Adrianne Lenker returns to her solo career and takes the top spot in our chart with ‘Anything.’ Reggaeton star Ozuna teaming up with the cream of Latin rappers and Scottish indie veterans Arab Strap complete the Top 3.

A standout from Fleet Foxes´comeback album is the highest debut, next to the latest offerings by Sad13; Joji feat. Yves Tumor; Yo La Tengo; Osees; The Flaming Lips feat. Kacey Musgraves; Spoon; Starrah; Pillow Queens… and Lambchop with an unorthodox cover of one of Wilco’s classics. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tiger Lili New #1 In The Loop With ‘Lightning’

Two American songwriters who both lead a band and have a solo career top this edition of our loop. At number one, tiger lili, the singer from Chicago power pop group Beach Bunny, with her new track ‘Lightning,’ followed by Big Thief’s singer, Adrienne Lenker. Another female artist, South London’s progressive R&B singer Shygirl complete the Top 3.

The third taster from Sufjan Stevens new album is the highest debut, followed by the latest tracks by slowthai feat. James Blake & Mount Kimbie; SAULT; Salem; The Avalanches feat. Denzel Curry, Tricky & Sampa the Great; FLOHIO; Porridge Radio; Matt Berninger; Helena Deland; Rhye; Seth Bogart; shame; Bob Mould; Jeff Tweedy; Rico Nasty; Taylor Swift; Stephen Malkmus; Angel Olsen feat. Emile Mosseri; Blood Orange feat. 박혜진 Park Hye Jin… and Brazilian Superstar Anitta who, helped by Mike Towers and Cardi B, continues her attempt to global crossover. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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BTS World-Conquering ‘Dynamite’ #1 In Our Loop

It´s not news that K-pop has conquered the word with BTS at the lead. ‘Dynamite’ with their irresistible blend of bubblegum pop and R&B is topping the charts around the globe this week and it is also the #1 in our loop. A surprise collaboration between The Killers and k.d.lang, bringing memories of 80’s icons such as Peter Gabriel with Kate Bush or even Meat Loaf and Yo La Tengo covering The Byrds complete the Top 3.

French-Colombian songwriter Gabriel Garzón-Montano is the highest new entry, followed by the latest tracks by Sweeping Promises; Fireboy DML; Lomelda; James Blake; Janelle Monáe; beabadoobee; Django Django; La Femme; Gorillaz feat. Robert Smith; Bruce Springsteen; Jen Cloher; Usher; New Order… and Bedouine, Waxahatchee & Hurray For The Riff Raff teaming up to cover the seminal Big Star classic, ‘Thirteen’. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oceanator Fills Our Loop With Her Heartbeat

Inspired by the grunge and alternative sounds of the 90s, Brooklyn-based songwriter Elise Okusami aka Oceanator, is the #1 in our loop this week with the irresistible ‘Heartbeat,’ from her debut album ‘Things I Never Said’. Last week’s number one, Sweeping Promises, and J-pop boy band sensation BTS complete the Top 3.

The highest new entry is by another American female rock songwriter, Tiger Lili and lots of new entries, including the latest tracks by Adrianne Lenker; Shygirl; Magik Markers; Jyoti feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow; Jazmine Sullivan; Protoje feat. Koffee; Ozuna; Actress feat. Sampha; Arab Strap; RIBBON STAGE; Declan Welsh and The Decadent West; Ela Minus; Aluna feat. KAYTRANADA & Rema; SZA feat. Ty Dolla $ign… and the surprising comeback of German punk icon Nina Hagen featuring George Clinton on a track for the Black Lives Matter movement. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sweeping Promises Bring Their Hunger To The Loop

One of the most exciting new bands of 2020, Boston’s post-punk trio Sweeping Promises, is the #1 in our loop this week with ‘Hunger For A Way Out,’ the title track of their debut album. Rico Nasty and Angel Olsen complete the Top 3.

The highest new entry is Julia Holter‘s cover of Fleetwood Mac classic ‘Gold Dust Women’ and among the rest of debuts, new offerings by Fireboy DML; Flo Milli; William Basinski; Octavian feat. Gunna & SAINt JHN; Disclosure feat. Kehlani & Syd; Yo La Tengo; No Joy feat. Alissa White-Glutz; Tei Shi; Travis Scott; Sevdaliza; Death Valley Girls; The Killers feat. k.d. lang; Black Pumas… and the return of influentian New Zealand 80’s rock band The Bats. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Taylor Swift & Bon Iver’s ‘Exile’ #1 In The Loop

Taylor Swift‘s turn to indie is paying off well, her duet with Bon Iver, ‘Exile,’ is this week’s #1 in our loop, and her album ‘Folklore,’ is tipped to be one of the year’s biggest sellers and most critically acclaimed. Bon Iver and its lead Justin Vernon are also having a busy and collaboration-heavy year. They have another two tracks in this edition’s chart, one by Iver with vocals by the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Jenny Lewis also in our current top 3, and another by Vernon as guest in The Japanese House’s new EP. A track by Troye Sivan‘s new EP complete the Top 3.

Promising new US band Sweeping Promises, sounding like a more garage, lo-fi version of early B-52’s is the highest new entry. Other debuts are the new songs by Angel Olsen; RIBBON STAGE; Phoenix; Bob Moses; Popcaan feat. Drake & PARTYNEXTDOOR; BTS; Arlo Parks; Sylvan Esso; Oceanator; beabadoobee; Declan Welsh and The Decadent West; Deftones; Oscar Jerome feat. Lianne La Havas; Ethan P. Flynn… and the return of Father John Misty. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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