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Los Planetas Bring Negationism To The Loop

Veteran Spanish indie band Los Planetas scores a new #1 in our chart with ‘El Negacionista,’ an ironic and critical song against the conspiranoid misinformation manufactured by the ultra right that’s wrecking our media and weakening our societies. The return of dubstep pioneer Burial and experimental hip-hop poet Moor Mother feat. billy woods & Wolf Weston complete the Top 3.

In a very Spanish-flavoured edition, the surprise collaboration between C. Tangana and Toquinho is the highest new entry. Followed by the new songs by Lana Del Rey; Julien Baker; Taylor Swift feat. HAIM; Playboi Carti; Jane Weaver; Stereolab; CARM feat. Sufjan Stevens; Margot; REYKO; Steve Earle; Sleaford Mods feat. Amy Taylor; Kurt Vile; Jane Birkin feat. Étienne Daho; Ashnikko feat. Kelis… and the return of the always controversial female rapper Azealia Banks feat. Slim Dollars. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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First Loop Of The Year: 2021 Preview

After the Christmas gap, our first loop of 2021 is a mix of a few important releases we missed during our absence and tasters from some of the most anticipated albums of the next months. Taylor Swift is our first number one of the year with ‘Dorothea,’ one of the standout tracks from ‘evermore,’ the surprise album she released before Christmas from the same sessions of her acclaimed and Rober Awards multiple nominee ‘folklore.’ She is followed by Bad Bunny, another of last year’s most notable artists, who also released another album, and Playboi Carti in a duet with Kanye West from his strong comeback work.

Among those new records expected to see the light of day during the next weeks, the long awaited returns of Sleaford Mods; Burial; Arab Strap; Los Planetas; Moor Mother; Lykke Li; SZA; Troye Sivan; Kelsey Lu; Gal Costa; Darkside; The Weather Station.., tracks from much anticipated debut works from the likes of p4rkr; Arlo Parks; Pia Mia; Channel Tres; Virgil Abloh; Saweetie… and a bunch of surpise collaborations such as JPEGMAFIA feat. Denzel Curry; Litte Dragon & Moses Sumney or Bill Callahan & Bonny Prince Billy, who have continued unveiling their joint covers album, with extra guests in each tracks, the latest of which is Ty Segall. Not a bad start for a year we deeply hope will help rebuilding most of what 2020 took away. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Hidden Gems From The Top 50 Albums of 2020

Before both the announcement of this year’s Rober Awards nominations and the Christmas break, this week we have a special edition of our weekly chart with lesser-known gems from our Top 50 albums of 2020. 51 great tracks as the Number one is shared by the two albums released from our favourite mysterious British collective Sault.

Among our selections, Fiona Apple‘s career-best return; Taylor Swift embracing indie and giving us the unlikely album of the summer with the black and white, nostalgy-filled vignettes of ‘folklore’; Lido Pimienta exploring her Colombian roots with astonishing results; Bad Boy cementing his status as the Latin world’s number one superstar and Phoebe Bridgers delivering the indie, if that still exists, album of the year. Check The music that made this year a bit more bearable here. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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