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Enigmatic London Trio SAULT Is The New #1

Very little is known about the new #1 in our loop, a London trio called SAULT. Their album “5,” a mix of soul vibes and lo-fi production, currently making waves on the blogosphere. Some of its members have written songs for Michael Kiwanuka and Little Simz and they are released through Kid Sister’s label Forever Living. ‘Let It Go’ is one of their first singles and is our favourite song this week. Thom Yorke and black midi complete the top 3.

Highest new entry is by Swedish experimental songwriter Jenny Hval, next to an record number of new tracks by the likes of Bon Iver; Chris Cohen; Anna Meredith; Jay Som; Gruff Rhys & MUZI; Khruangbin; J Balvin & Bad Bunny; MIKE; Nasty Cherry; Purple Mountains; Simpson; Africa Express and pop starlette Yuna teaming up with the ubiquitous Tyler, The Creator.

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‘I THINK’ By Tyler, The Creator With Solange New #1

Tyler, The Creator, whom with ‘IGOR’ has delivered one of the most innovative rap albums of recent times, also gives us one of the catchies choruses of the summer, in collaboration with Solange, ‘I THINK’ is this week’s number one in our loop. Where the rock of Declan Welsh and The Decadent West and the electronica of Floating Points are also flying high.

Highest new entry is the new double single by ROSALÍA describing her love/hate relationship whose first part is sung in Catalonian. Also debuting strong the new tracks by Haiku Salut; Aisha Devi; Mega Bog; Future Pilot AKA feat. Emma Pollock & Ron Sexsmith; Uniform & The Body; Lady Lykez feat. Lioness; Jesca Hoop; Ty Segall; cupcakKe; Belle & Sebastian; Brian Eno; Ride and Spanish female trap star ; Bad Gyal Feat. Busy Signal on her new song.

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Bon Iver Leads The Loop With ‘Hey, Ma’

In the week that he’s playing at Madrid’s Mad Cool festival, Justin Vernon’s band Bon Iver is our favourite song of the week with ‘Hey, Ma’ one of the two brand new tracks anticipating their long awaited new album. Hip-hop’s alt-folk band of choice is suitable followed by two of the biggest hip-hop stars Today: Tyler, The Creator and IDK.

The rather enigmatic funk and soul band SAULT are the highest new entry. Also debuting strong the new tracks by serpentwithfeet feat. Ty Dolla $ign; Mark Ronson feat. Angel Olsen; Thom Yorke; black midi; Joan Dausà con María Rodés Y Santi Balmes; Yuna feat. Little Simz; Jacques Greene feat. Cadence Weapon; The Raconteurs; H.E.R. feat. YBN Cordae; Snail Mail; Moon Duo; Mala Rodríguez; and the epic return of Oh Seees.

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Jai Paul Conquers The Loop

Returning from an hiatus from music in top form, Jai Paul conquers this edition of the loop with his two new singles making an impact. ‘He’ is the new #1 and ‘Do You Love Her Now’ is one of the highest new entries. The British producer takes the top spot over such high profile, innovative song-writers as Bon Iver and Sandy (Alex G).

The return of female rapper Kamaiyah feat. Quavo & Tyga is the highest debut, followed closely by brand new tracks by Declan Welsh and The Decadent West; Floating Points; Polo G feat. Lil Tjay; Sheer Mag; Freddie Gibbs & Madlib feat. Anderson .Paak; Julien Baker; The Hold Steady; Drake; Metronomy; Spoon; Caroline Polachek; Steve Gunn; Chelsea Wolfe and another latin contender for song of the summer 2019 Alex Sensation feat. Anitta and Luis Fonsi in ‘Pa’lante.’

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The Loop Takes Denzel Curry’s Speedboat

Florida rapper Denzel Curry, whom with his fourth work ‘Zuu’ has delivered one of the hip-hop albums of the year, is this week’s number one in our loop with his single, ‘Standout.’ The tuneful indie pop of Lower Dens and the alt-soul of Congolese-American female songwriter Christelle Bofale, rank also high this week.

Another track from Tyler, The Creator‘s acclaimed new work is the highest debut, followed closely by brand new tracks by IDK; Flying Lotus feat. Solange; Burial; Yung Beef; Octavian feat. Theophilus London; Sleater-Kinney; Free Nationals feat. Mac Miller & Kali Uchis; Julien Baker; Calexico with Iron & Wine
and Spanish pop idol-like contestant Natalia Lacunza feat. Guitarricadelafuente with a strong debut track which mixes pop and folk notes to incredible mass appeal.

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Big Thief Rules The Loop

Brooklyn folk-rockers Big Thief have released one of the albums of the year, ‘U.F.O.F,’ our favourite track of which, ‘Jenni,’ is this week’s favourite song in our loop. Clairo and the new project by ex-Silver Jews David Berman, Purple Mountains, complete the Top 3.

Highest debut of the week comes from the enigmatic Jai Paul, who is just released a full album of rare material. Also debuting the latest works by Bon Iver; (Sandy) Alex G; Trippie Redd; Ty Segall; Daphni Feat. Paradise; Whitney; Jay Som; Róisín Murphy; Maria José Llergo; SOB X RBE; Future; Amber Mark and GoldLink in the company of Tyler The Creator & Jay Prince.

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Bill Callahan Returns In Top Shape

Any new work by Bill Callahan is a cause for celebration, and ‘Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest,’ with its split release in two parts, nostalgicly named Side 1 and 2, does not disappoint. One of the record’s standouts, Angela, goes straight to #1 in the new edition of our loop, led by American alt-songwriters, with Big Thief and The National rounding out the Top 3.

The highest debut of the week is Denzel Curry, who appears twice in our chart with songs taken from his excellent fourth album, ‘Zuu’ as well as his collaboration in Flying Lotus‘. Other long awaited debuts are the latests by ROSALÍA; Christelle Bofale; Injury Reserve Feat. Freddie Gibbs; Freddie Gibbs feat. Madlib; Sleater-Kinney; Ezra Furman; Lower Dens; Cardi B; Beak>; Metronomy; and classic soulman Charles Bradley‘s posthumous song.

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Craig Finn Tops Our Loop With ‘Blankets’

The lead singer of The Hold Steady, Craig Finn, gets to the #1 of our loop with ‘Blankets,’ first single from his acclaimed new solo album ‘I Need A War’. US indie singer Claude Fontaine sounding as if the singer of Nouvelle Vague were doing a reggae track and R&B songwriter Jamelia Woods complete the Top 3 on this edition.

Trying to catch up with all the releases from the past two weeks,the highest debut is the eagerly awaited return of another American band frontman gone solo Bill Callahan, followed by new tracks by Big Thief; The National; Steve Lacy; Tyler, The Creator; Hayden Thorpe; PJ Harvey; Clairo; Sílvia Pérez Cruz; Purple Mountains; Flying Lotus feat. Denzel Curry; Men I Trust; Morabeza Tobacco; Chance the Rapper; Lana Del Rey; Yung Beef; and two surprising comebacks, Jarvis Cocker under his new guise as JARV IS… and Brazilian music legend Marcos Valle.

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Kelsey Lu’s Gets Our Loop Covered In Blood.

Cellist player and leftfield R&B singer Kelsey Lu is at #1 in this week’s edition of the loop with ‘Poor Fake’ from her brilliant debut album ‘Blood.’ She leads a Top 5 conquered by female artists: Pixx; Mannequin Pussy; FKA twigs and Lorena Àlvarez.

Highest debut is by British Grime star Skepta, followed by new tracks by Jamila Woods Feat. Nico Segal; Craig Finn; Kelly Lee Owens; Kim Petras; Farruko Feat. Bad Bunny; Flying Lotus feat. Anderson. Paak;Denzel Curry; Georgia Anne Muldrow; Holly Herndon; Florrie; Baltra feat. 박혜진 park hye jin; PUTOCHINOMARICÓN; Sleaford Mods; Hanni El Khatib feat. De Luxe; the return of The Flaming Lips and a top contender for this year’s summer song,
Pedro Capó Feat. Alicia Keys & Farruko ‘Calma’.

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The Loop Dips Into Pure Bathing Culture

Portland, Oregon duo Pure Bathing Culture are the new number one in the loop with ‘All Night,’a song so imbued in shimmering soft rock that they sound as if the had just taken a “tango in the night.” Spanish electropop artist PUTOCHINOMARICÓN and Beyoncé‘s all-conquering live performance round the Top 3.

London band black midi is the weeks highest entry with their new track, ‘Talking Heads.’ Among the rest of the debuts, new tracks by Gauche; FONTAINES D.C.; Bhad Bhabie feat. Megan Thee Stallion; Empath; Palehound; Beauty Queen; Nevver; Jordan Rakei; BURNS with A$AP Rocky & Sabrina Claudio;Claude Fontaine; Los Punsetes; Kate Tempest; Stormzy; slowthair and the returns of the The Futureheads, and British electronica veterans Plaid .

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Fontaines D.C. Take The Loop To Their Better Land

Dublin post-punks Fontaines DC take this week’s edition of our loop by storm with ‘Boys From A Better Land’ from their superb debut album ‘Dogrel.’ They are followed by one of our Sound of 2019 nominees, Amber Mark, and new indie pop sensation from Brooklyn Claud.

The return of exotic dancer/electronica singer FKA Twings marks the highest entry with new tracks by Flying Lotus feat. Little Dragon; Kelsey Lu; Sunn 0))); Dominique A; Pixx; Anderson .Paak feat. André 3000; Kim Petras; Mannequin Pussy; Lorena Àlvarez; Fat White Family; Ride; Modest Mouse the return of the Boss, Bruce Springsteen, and the ubiquitous ROSALÍA who collaborates with A.CHAL in a new song featured among many other notable artists in the pop tribute album to ‘Game Of Thrones’ also debuting.

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Billie Eilish Makes The Bad Guy Win The Loop

The latest US teen superstar, indie songwriter Billie Eilish, who apparently is the first artist born in the 2000s to reach the #1 in the American album charts, also tops this week’s edition of our loop with her latest single ‘bad guy.’

The soulful jazz of Damon Locks and Black Monument Ensemble is the highest debut of the week, keeping even the eventful ‘Homecoming’ of Beyoncé behind. Among other new entries, the latest tracks by Pure Bathing Culture; Carly Rae Jepsen; Octavian feat. A$AP Ferg; PUTOCHINOMARICÓN; ELIZA; Band Gang Masoe; BTS; The Mauskovic Dance Band; Four Tet; Richard Hawley; King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and one of the two collaborations Maluma has just released, but perhaps not the one everyone is expecting with Madonna, but the much catchier one he’s recorded with Becky G.

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Zebra Hunt ‘See You Through’ Is Our Song Of The Week

Fresh from touring Spain, promoting their excellent second album ‘Trade Desire,’ Seattle band Zebra Hunt reach the top position in our loop with ‘See You Through.’ Purveyors of Porc-art Los Ganglios hold this week’s #2, followed by London producer Georgia.

On the new entries front, NY young songwriter Claud is the strongest, followed by new offerings from PJ Harvey feat. Lily James;Nicole Bus feat. Rick Ross; Amyl and The Sniffers; FONTAINES D.C.; Vera Sola; Men I Trust; KAYTRANADA feat. VanJess; Fuerza Nueva;Hayden Thorpe; BLACKPINK;Linda Guilala; Courtney Barnett and Anderson .Paak who teams up with Smokey Robinson in one of the standout cuts of their surprise new album.

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The Loop Goes To The Movies With Weyes Blood

Weyes Blood is the new #1 in our loop with ‘Movies,’ one of the standout moments from her excellent fourth album ‘Titanic Rising.’ The Santa Monica songwriter also enters our list as the guest vocalist in the new Drugstore track. Acclaimed Spanish indie pop project La Casa Azul follows her at the top of our favourite songs.

In a week packed with new releases, female artists are flooding our selection. Amber Mark is the highest new entry and new offerings from Amber Mark; Billie Eilish; Anitta; Soia; Noname; 박혜진 park hye jin ;Buzzy Lee; Big Thief; GIRLI; Ariana Grande with Victoria Monét; Brigitte Laverne also debut strongly. With Hot Chip and The Dodos bringing their long-awaited returns.

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