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For Those I Love ‘Birthday/The Pain’ Is The Week’s Top Track

For Those I Love, artistic name of Dublin songwriter David Balfe, is the week’s #1 with “Birthday/The Pain”, one of the standouts from his acclaimed new album, which uses dance music as an eulogy for a dead friend. serpentwithfeet feat. Nao and Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés complete the top 3.

The highest new entry is an outtake from Weyes Blood‘s 2019 album ‘Titanic Rising’ with other strong new entries being the latest tracks by Sorry; Mdou Moctar; Years & Years; Du Blonde feat. Ezra Furman; Terrace Martin feat. Nick Grant; BERWYN; Tierra Whack; Mustafa; Fake Fruit; Babe Rainbow feat. Jaden; oddCouple feat. Jamila Woods; Bankroll Freddie feat. Megan Thee Stallion: Róisín Murphy;Los Planetas… and a new solo track by Spanish songwriter Robe, lead of Spanish hard rock legends Extremoduro. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Our Loop Is Invaded By The Parrots

Madrid garage rockers The Parrots in collaboration with the ubiquitous Spanish star C. Tangana is the new #1 in our loop with their new single ‘Maldito (Damned)’. Tony Allen & Ben Okri feat. Skepta and Lana Del Rey complete the top 3.

Progressive R&B British artist Shygirl is the week’s highest debut. Other strong new entries are the latest tracks by St. Vincent; Mahalia feat. Rico Nasty; Freddie Gibbs; Pond; Andy Stott feat. Alison Skidmore; Dry Cleaning; Guided By Voices; DigDat; The Magician feat. Wuh Oh; Georgia Anne Muldrow; The Anchoress… and the return of Canadian music activists Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Loop Is Getting A Sweet Japanese Breakfast

Rising American indie songwriter of Korean descent Japanese Breakfast is the new #1 in our loop with her latest song ‘Be Sweet’. Rema and Vegyn feat. Jeshi complete the top 3.

The Norwegian photograph who crafted the visual artworks of Phoebe Bridgers’ latest album, Luminous Kid, gets his own musical project helped by Bridgers herself on his new track, the week’s highest debut. Other strong new entries are the latest tracks by serpentwithfeet feat. Nao; Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés; black midi; Sen Senra feat. C. Tangana; For Those I Love; Lost Girls; beabadoobee; Routine; Small Black; Dawn Richard; John Grant; Kali Uchis; Bachelor; Verde Prato; Enumclaw; Gruff Rhys; Iceage; KSI feat. YUNGBLUD & Polo G; Lil Nas X; KAROL G… and the new song by Spanish urban star Bad Gyal feat. Rema. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nick Cave & Warren Ellis Bring Carnage To The Loop

The title track of the collaboration album between Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, ‘Carnage’ is #1 in the latest edition of our loop. Japanese Breakfast and Girl In Red complete the top 3.

Another collaboration, British producer Vegyn with rapper Jeshi, is the highest debut. Other strong new entries are the latest tracks by The Parrots feat. C. Tangana; Mykki Blanco; Pink Siifu & Fly Anakin; Boys Noize feat. Kelsey Lu & Chilly Gonzales; Nick Hakim & Roy Nathanson; Men I Trust; Squid; Tony Allen & Ben Okri feat. Skepta; Lana Del Rey; Loraine James; Laura Mvula; Sofia Kourtesis; Teenage Fanclub: Leon Vynehall; Jorja Smith; Spirit Of The Beehive; Porter Robinson… and The Breeders‘ rendition of His Name Is Alive’s ‘The Dirt Eaters’ for a 4AD covers compilation. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Skeggs Bring Aussie Garage Rock To The Loop

Australian band Skeggs are the new #1 in our loop with their slice of garage rock “Valhalla,” followed by dance producer Paul Woolford with Amber Mark and Danish punk rockers Iceage.

US indie songwriter Lucy Dacus is the highest debut. Other strong new entries are the latest offerings by No Rome with Charli XCX & The 1975; Baiuca con Lilaina; Rema; Skullcrusher; U.S. Girls; Wallice; Remi Wolf with Dominic Fike; Rostam;Mindy Meng Wang 王萌 feat. Tim Shiel; Los Hermanos Cubero con Christina Rosenvinge; Xenia Rubinos; Big Red Machine; La Casa Azul; Do Nothing… and the surprise collaboration between C. Tangana with Gipsy Kings; Nicolás Reyes and Tonino Baliardo. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Loop Does Dry Cleaning

On an edition with a strong rock flavour, new post-punk band from South London Dry Cleaning is the new #1 in our loop with their latest single “Scratchcard Lanyard,” followed by Aussie garage rockers Skeggs and Canadian indie faves Kiwi Jr..

The new song by indie songwriter Michelle Zauner aka Japanese Breakfast is the highest debut. Other strong new entries are the latest offerings by girl in red; St. Vincent; Laura Mvula; Guided By Voices; Paul Jacobs; Tim Cohen; MAN ON MAN; Bachelor; Horsegirl; SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE; The Horrors; India Jordan… and the return of J. Mascis’ iconic alternative band Dinosaur Jr.. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cardi B Goes All The Way “Up” To The Top Of The Loop

After the ode to female sexual empowerment that was “WAP,” Cardi B returns with a new banger, “Up”, reaching top position in the new edition of the loop. Last week’s #1 Natalie Bergman and Canadian folk-rock band The Weather Station complete the Top 3.

The title track of the surprise new album by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, ‘Carnage’ is the highest new entry. Also debuting are the latest tracks by Noname; Jane Weaver; Purple Disco Machine feat. Moss Kena & The Knocks; Moses Boyd feat. Katy B; Angel Du$t feat. Panda Bear; IAN SWEET; Bad Bunny feat. ROSALÍA; serpentwithfeet; Arab Strap; Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats feat. Smino & Robert Glasper; Julien Baker; Field Music; Maria BC; Samantha Crain; The Romance of Baba Loco; Mahalia feat. Rico Nasty; Real Estate… and a duet between female songwriters Zella Day and Weyes Blood. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Natalie Bergman Talks To The Lord From The Top Of The Loop

Sounding like a missing link between the worlds of indie and gospel spirituals, one of the latest signees to Jack White’s label Third Man records, Natalie Bergman is this week’s #1 in our loop with ‘Talk To The Lord.’ Catalonian duo Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés and British post-punk band Black Country, New Road complete the Top 3.

The highest new entry is by a new k-pop female star CHUNG HA. Other debuts in this edition are the latest tracks by Paul Woolford & Amber Mark; Cassandra Jenkins; Lost Girls; Dawn Richard; Iceage; Tash Sultana; Los Planetas; José González; Griff; Porridge Radio feat. Piglet; Leon Vynehall; King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard; Buscabulla; Justine Skye feat. Timbaland… and a remix by Thundercat of one of the songs in HAIM‘s acclaimed latest album. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jane Birkin & Etienne Daho Bring French Drama To The Loop


French icon Jane Birkin has a new album, whose title track, “Oh! Pardon tu dormais…” a Gainsbourg-esque duet with veteran songwriter Etienne Daho about a couple’s fading relationship, is this week’s #1. Young rapper Navy Blue and another duet, between R&B stars Jazmine Sullivan & H.E.R, complete the Top 3.

The return of exotic dancer and electronica artists FKA Twigs featuring Headie One & Fred Again is the highest new entry, followed by the latest offerings by Smino; Califato ¾; serpentwithfeet; Derby Motoreta’s Burrito Kachimba; DJ Chose feat. Gucci Mane; Rigoberta Bandini; Ohtis feat. Stef Chura; Xiu Xiu feat. Liz Harris; Arlo Parks; Nilüfer Yanya; Tune-Yards; Gordi feat. Helado Negro… and an unreleased track by SOPHIE whose accidental death this weekend has shocked the pop world. ‘UNISIL’ unexpectedly serves as a tribute to one of the most innovative voices in popular music who sadly passed away at the age of 34. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Loop Turns This Week Into A Weather Station

Canadian folk rock band The Weather Station reach #1 position in our chart with ‘Atlantic,’ the second taster from their new album ‘Ignorance’. Last week’s chart toppers Los Planetas and Jay Prince complete the Top 3.

Cassandra Jenkins is the highest new entry on a week with many strong debuts by the likes of Billie Eilish feat. ROSALÍA; Burial feat. Four Tet & Thom Yorke; Madlib; Heathered Pearls feat. Terrence Dixon; Kate Davis; Westerman; John Grant; Ariana Grande feat. Doja Cat & Megan Thee Stallion; AriBeatz feat. Ozuna & Soolking; Danny L Harle feat. DJ Danny; Pom Poko… and the comeback of veteran noise rockers Mogwai. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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