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Sad Day For FKA Twigs, Not So Sad In The Loop

The ever inventive FKA Twigs reaches the loop’s peak position with ‘Sad Day,’ another standout from her rapturously received new album, ‘Madgalene.’ Destroyer and Magdalena Bay complete the Top 3.

The second teaser from Frank Ocean‘s next album is the highest debut, with other new entries by Dogleg; Vince Staples Feat. 6Black & Mereba; Wye Oak; Billie Eilish; Ms. Lauryn Hill; Beck; Wolf Parade; Bonnie “Prince” Billy; Le SuperHomard; Bill Fay; J Hus; Krystal Klear; Janelle Monáe and a lost track by Danger Mouse featuring the late Sparklehorse and MF DOOM. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Earl Sweatshirt Shows His Feet Of Clay

Acclaimed rapper Earl Sweatshirt takes on our loop this week with ‘El Toro Combo Meal,’ a standout track from his new EP ‘Feet Of Clay.’ Two other male solo artists, Frank Ocean and the late Leonard Cohen complete the Top 3.

The latest songs by FKA Twings and ROSALIA, respectively, are this edition’s top debuts. Among the rest of new entries, new songs by Squirrel Flower: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds; clipping. feat. Shabazz Palaces; black midi; Britizen Kane feat. Popcaan; Róisín Murphy; MC Kevin o Chris feat. Drake; Mura Masa feat. slowthai; Fenella; Lucy Dacus and a solo track by Savages’ Jehnny Beth. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Look At Caroline Polachek Now!

Former Chairlift singer, Caroline Polachek begins her solo career with the album ‘Pang.’ She takes top position in our loop this week with ‘Look at me now,’ a slickly produced ballad that’s one of her debut’s standouts. Indie female artists seem to be thing on this edition, as Otha and Maria Taylor complete the Top 3.

A big week for hip-hop too, as new songs by Kanye West; Earl Sweatshirt and Vince Staples, respectively, are the highest debuts, next to new tunes by the likes of Tame Impala; Mount Eerie feat. Julie Doiron; 21 Savage; Toro y Moi; HAIM; Juana Molina; George Clanton feat. Nick Hexum; Joy Orbison feat. Infinite and Mansur Brown; Michael Kiwanuka; Steve Hauschildt; Ariana Grande with Normani & Nicki Minaj; Miguel… and the return of electroclash artist extraordinaire La Roux. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Big Thief Back On Top With ‘Forgotten Eyes’

For the third time this year folk-rockers Big Thief get to the #1 of our loop. The Brooklyn combo who have released not one but two of the best albums of the year is our song of the week with ‘Forgotten Eyes’. On a singer/songwriter-heavy edition Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron and Julien Baker round up the Top 3.

And right when his former album ‘Blonde’ has been named by some influential critics the best of the decade, Frank Ocean‘s return with a teaser from his new opus is the week’s highest new entry. Also debuting, another song by Leonard Cohen‘s posthumous new album, as well as new ones by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds;Pusha T & Swizz Beatz; Destroyer; Bill Callahan; The Comet Is Coming; Courtney Barnett; TNGHT; Soleá Morente con Las Negris; Black Lips; The 1975… and The Nationals’ Matt Berninger with Phoebe Bridgers on the first taster of his first solo album. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Haunted By Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds ‘Ghosteen’

When the band has just announced an extensive 2020 tour through Europe and the States, unsurprisingly, the return of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds has quickly gone to top our loop. ‘Hollywood’ one of the many standout tracks on their masterful new album ‘Ghosteen,’ the second after the tragic death of one of Cave’s sons, is our favourite track on this edition. Big Thief and FKA Twigs round up the Top 3.

Two indie electro-pop new singers, Maria Taylor and Otha, bring this week’s biggest entries. Also debuting the long-awaited first solo song by R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, as well as the latest ones by Gang Starr; Caroline Polachek; Single y Family; Melii; Porches;Wolf Parade; Beach Slang; Beck; Cass McCombs; La Zowi con Bea Pelea y Florentino; Deerhoof… and another of the many unreleased gems by Arthur Russell. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lana Del Rey Swears Her Way Up The Loop

She has finally made it back to to the top, with the title track of her sixth album, ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell,’ Lana Del Rey has crafted her best record to date and one of the albums of the year. Holding on after our fortnight away, Brittany Howard; Yves Tumor; Ariel Pink and Leonard Cohen round up the Top 5.

The biggest news during the last fifteen days was Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds‘ return with anoter mindblowingly personal album, which unsurprisingly is this week’s highest debut. Also debuting the latest tracks by Sleater-Kinney; Nilüfer Yanya; Danny Brown feat. Run The Jewels; Kim Gordon; Blood Incantation; Travis Scott; Anna Meredith; FKA twigs; Bonnie “Prince” Billy; Mikal Cronin; Mount Eerie feat. Julie Doiron; Julien Baker; Panda Bear…and a the comeback of the seemingly incombustible punk veterans Green Day. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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An Accident In The Loop

Norwewian experimental artist Jenny Hval feat. Laura Jean are this week’s top track in our loop with ‘Accident,’ a standout from her latest album dedicated to ‘The Practice Of Love.’ In another edition dominated by female artists, Lana del Rey and Angel Olsen round up the Top 3.

Ariel Pink‘s is back with new material and his new song is the highest debut, with tracks by Danny Brown; Men I Trust; Moor Mother feat. Saul Williams; La Bien Querida; Gang Starr feat. J. Cole;James Massiah; Y La Bamba; Kito feat. Empress Of; Zedd with Kehlani; Freddie Gibbs feat. Madlib; Little Simz feat. Michael Kiwanuka; TNGHT.. and a duet between Cate le Bon and Bradford Cox also debuting. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Big Thief Steals This Week’s Loop

One of the bands this year will be remembered for, Brooklyn alt. folksters Big Thief, makes it to the top of our loop with ‘Not’, the first taster off their second album of 2019, ‘Two Hands.’ Lana Del Rey, whose new album ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’ has been saluted by the critics as the best of her career and LA post-punks Automatic round up the Top 3.

After our two-week holiday, this new edition comes crammed with new entries, anticipating the hottest albums of the autumn, headed by Pusha T. feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill, and new works by the likes of Taylor Swift; Swans; girl in red; Charli XCX feat. HAIM; Nacho Vegas; Bat For Lashes; Four Tet; Isobel Campbell; Sudan Archives; Cigarettes After Sex; Danny Brown; Grimes; Cineplexx con La Bien Querida; Belle & Sebastian; Metronomy; Chromatics; Algiers; A$AP Rocky;
Vagabon; Guitarricadelafuente: Camila Cabello
… plus a surprisingly good duet between Sheryl Crow and Stevie Nicks from the former’s collaborations album. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Richard Dawson Gets The Loop Jogging

Newcastle songwriter Richard Dawson is the #1 in our loop, with ‘Jogging,’ a song describing his experience dealing with anxiety that anticipates his new album ‘2020,’ the follow-up to the acclaimed ‘Peasant’. A rather folk-tinged edition with Brooklyn bands Big Thief and Florist rounding up the Top 3.

Following the successful steps of Camila Cabello, Normani, the second member of Fifth Harmony off to pursue a solo career, is the highest debut. Also new this week, brand new tracks by Automatic; Vince Staples; Lana Del Rey; AURORA; Mura Masa with Clairo; Magdalena Bay; Young Thug (eat. Lil Uzi Vert); Anna Meredith; The New Pornographers; Shannon Lay; Lizzo feat. DaBaby; Sheer Mag; Crack Cloud; Kim Gordon; Thom Yorke with Flea, Lindstrøm… and the return of 90s alternative stars Red Kross. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rico Nasty Makes Time Fly In The Loop

After dealing with ‘Anger Management,’ female rapper Rico Nasty goes more club and pop friendly with the infectious ‘Time Flies,’ which is our #1 in the new edition of the loop. London art pop band Vanishing Twin and St. Louis’ songwriter Angel Olsen, with her latest, 80’s inspired power ballad, complete the Top 3.

Anticipating their second album in just a few months, after releasing one of the best records of the year, Big Thief‘s new track is the highest debut, with the latest by Jenny Hval; Oh Sees; (Sandy) Alex G; Shura; Charli XCX feat. Sky Ferreira; Vivian Girls; Jorja Smith feat. Burna Boy; Leikeli47; Mariah the Scientist; JPEGMAFIA; Lightning Bolt; ROSALÍA & Ozuna… as well as the founder of English post-rock legends Cabaret Voltaire Stephen Mallinder going solo, all debuting strong. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bleached Makes The Loop Daydream

Formerly members of Mika Miko, the Clavin Sisters’ new band Bleached delivers the most infectious slice of pop punk we have heard in ages with ‘Daydream,’ this week’s top track in our loop. The duet between Charli XCX and Christine and The Queens and Four Tet remain in the top 3.

NY Indie folk-rock combo, Florist, provides the highest debut. Other strong new entries this weeks are the latest by Ariel Pink; Moodymann; Teyana Taylor feat. King Combs; Lana Del Rey; Jay Som; Battles feat. Salt Principato; Burna Boy; Dehd; Bon Iver; Trippie Redd… plus a surprising collaboration between prolific rapper Denzel Curry and Canadian hardcore punk band Fucked Up. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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(Sandy) Alex G Brings Hope To The Loop

The young but already veteran purveyor of bedroom pop (Sandy) Alex G gets to #1 in our loop with his latest single ‘Hope,’ a taster from his ninth album ‘House of Sugar’. The duet between Charli XCX and Christine and The Queens and Four Tet round up this week’s top 3.

Angel Olsen‘s new 80’s inspired power ballad ‘All Mirrors’ is the highest new entry. The latest songs by Molly Burch; Rapsody feat. D’Angelo & GZA; Royal Trux feat. Ariel Pink; Richard Dawson; HAIM; Ariana Grande with Social house; Clairo; Caroline Polacheck; Ty Segall and Canadian supergroup The New Pornographers also debut. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chris Cohen Is This Week’s #1 With ‘Green Eyes’

Former member of Deerhoof, multi-instrumentist Chris Cohen delivers the favourite song in our loop this week with ‘Green Eyes’ from his nicely moody third solo album. In the top 3: ROSALÍA remains and Anna Meredith climbs up.

NY female rapper Rico Nasty is this edition’s highest debut, followed by the new songs by King Princess; Denzel Curry Feat. Tate Kobang; Sílvia Pérez Cruz; Kano; Resavoir Feat. Sen Morimoto; DIIV; Black Marble ;Hiss Golden Messenger; Joan Shelley and the return of Canadian pop duo Tegan And Sara. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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ROSALÍA Double Number One In Our Loop

On a very Hispanic-flavored edition of our loop, ROSALÍA gets to #1 with the two songs of her excellent double sided new single ‘Fucking Money Man,’ in which the Spanish star sings to the two sides of our contradictory relationship with money. Two very different female artists complete this week’s top 3: Lady Lykez and Jenny Hval.

The highest new entry comes also from Spain, and makes for an inflamed political statement against the rise of fascism, “Supergroup” Fuerza Nueva combines the talents of Los Planetas and El Niño De Elche. Other big debuts this week are the latests tracks by (Sandy) Alex G; Charli XCX feat. Christine & The Queens; Four Tet; Wilco; Dj Python; Bleached ; Sleater-Kinney; Maxo Kream feat. Megan Thee Stallion; Vivian Girls; Bad Gyal; Hayley Kiyoko; Sofi Tukker; Whitney and another strong candidate for summer song of 2019, Anuel AA feat. Daddy Yankee, Karol G, J Balvin & Ozuna, an all-star reggaton team giving shape to the soon-to-be smash hit ‘China’.

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