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The Weeknd Brings Sacrifice To Top Of The Loop

New year, new assault to global charts by The Weeknd, whose new album ‘Dawn FM’ marks the end of an era for his character with a superbly accessible collection of songs about being ran down by circumstances; among them its new single ‘Sacrifice,’ the new #1 in our chart. Earl Sweatshirt and Mach-Hommy complete the top 3.

Mitski keeps on releasing tracks from her forthcoming album, ‘Laurel Hell,’ her new one is this week’s highest debut, followed by new tracks by Destroyer; Aldous Harding; yeule; Arab Strap; Soul Glo; Maren Morris; Rosie Thomas; Widowspeak; Stromae; Cate Le Bon; Jacques Greene; Fontaines D.C…. plus the return of Jack White. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wet Leg ‘Oh No’ First #1 Of 2022 In Our Loop

Back after our long festive break, the first loop of the year contains a selection of tracks released during the past month, anticipating the most awaited albums to be released in the first quarter. Among them, Britain’s most anticipated indie debut, Wet Leg‘s, claiming the first #1 of 2022 with ‘Oh No,’ one of the tracks of their third single. Another single off our favourite album of 2021, Low‘s ‘Hey Now,’ is at number 2 and a track from the second installment of Beach House‘s forthcoming opus, takes third position.

Among the rest of our charts, the latest teasers from the eagerly expected new works by Big Thief; Mitski; Earl Sweatshirt; Grimes; FKA twigs (feat. The Weeknd); Rigoberta Bandini; Tierra Whack; serpentwithfeet; Soleá Morente (con La Casa Azul); Kim Gordon (feat. J Mascis); Yard Act; The Smile; Let’s Eat Grandma; Shygirl; YEИDRY; Father John Misty; Waxahatchee; Nacho Vegas; Octavian… plus recently released works by such favourites as Nick Cave & Warren Ellis; The Weeknd; Mach-Hommy; Bizarrap (feat. Tiago PZK); Burial… and a collaboration between David Byrne and Yo La Tengo covering Yoko Ono for a star-studded tribute album. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jockstrap 50/50 Last #1 Of 2021 In The Loop

Our loop comes to its last edition for the year, before we began the recap of our Top 100 songs of 2001, and British electro-pop duo Jockstrap is the #1 with ’50/50.’ In a week full with tracks teasing some of the most anticipated albums of the first quarter of 2022, Big Thief and Earl Sweatshirt complete the top three.

A new acoustic song by eclectic songwriter Valerie June is the highest new entry, followed by the latest offerings by Wet Leg; Tierra Whack; Grimes; FLOHIO; SZA; Kim Gordon; Angèle feat. Damso; Thundercat feat. Raedio, Louis Cole, Genevieve Artadi; Swindle feat. Greentea Peng; aya; Nicholas Craven feat. Boldy James; KAYTRANADA feat. Mach-Hommy; Alizzz feat. J (Los Planetas); Phoebe Bridgers; Adele; Kevin Johansen & David Byrne; Stefflon Don feat. Midas the Jagaban; CKay… and the return of Mary J. Blige with DJ Khaled. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mitski Is The Only Heartbreaker To Top The Loop

Asian-American indie songwriter Mitski returns to the #1 in our loop with ‘The Only Heartbreaker,’ the second advance from her new album ‘Laurel Hell’, to be released next February. The returns of Beach House and Empath complete the top three and give this week’s loop a distinctive indie flavour.

The new track by hyperpop star midwxst is the highest new entry, followed by the latest songs by Pusha T feat. Mako; Nick Cave & Warren Ellis; RUDY feat. Fuse ODG; The Bug feat. Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods; Popcaan; Saweetie; Lorena Álvarez feat. Los Rondadores de la Val d’Echo; iann dior; Fickle Friends; Years & Years feat. Galantis; Richard Dawson & Circle; Leon Bridges feat. Jazmine Sullivan; FKA twigs feat. Central Cee; dltzk; Ana Mena… and Ryuichi Sakamoto reimagining one of his old Yellow Magic Orchestra classics. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Charli’s Angels Of Avant Pop Are This Week’s #1

Charli XCX forming with Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polachek a sort of Charli’s Angels of avant indie pop for her latest track, ‘New Shapes, is this week’s #1 in our loop. The returns of Spiritualized and Mitski complete the top three.

With yet another teaser from what it´s already shaping up as one of the albums of 2022, Big Thief are the highest new entry, followed by the latest songs by Sweeping Promises; Earl Sweatshirt; Jockstrap; Cate Le Bon; Bob Vylan; Sub Urban feat. AURORA; Soleá Morente feat. Estrella Morente; KAYTRANADA feat. H.E.R; 100 gecs; Shamir; Kanye West feat. André 3000; CKay feat. Eunique & Pronto; Taylor Swift feat. Phoebe Bridgers; Rosie Lowe & Duval Timothy; Horsegirl… and a new track by Ibeyi collaborating with British rapper Pa Salieu . Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Loop Shines With Self Esteem

British Experimental indie pop artist, former member of Slow Club, Rebecca Lucy Taylor, better known as Self Esteem, is this week’s #1 in our loop with “You Forever’, from one of the most widely acclaimed album of the year in the UK, ‘Prioritise Pleasure.’ Snail Mail and Jackson+Sellers complete a top three with a strong indie vibe.

Teaming up for the second time, ROSALÍA and The Weeknd are the highest new entry, followed by the latest songs by Mitski; NPC & Chris Lake; Beach House; Empath; aya feat. Iceboy Violet; Saweetie feat. Raedio; Kylie Minogue & Gloria Gaynor; Jenny Hval; Nilüfer Yanya; Public Library Commute feat. Forrest; Murkage Dave feat. Caroline Polachek; Amber Mark; Shygirl; Caracara; Courtney Barnett; Sega Bodega feat. Arca; BERWYN… and a new track by Beyoncé, having another go at winning an Oscar for best song from the soundtrack of ‘King Richard’ for which Will Smith is the current frontrunner for Best Actor’s Academy recognition. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stromae Makes A Toast From The Top Of The Loop

The return of Belgium superstar Stromae after his workaholic’s burnout with ‘Santé’, a toast dedicated to all invisible workers, is this week’s #1 in the loop. More big names, Parquet Courts and Lana Del Rey, complete the top three.

Charli XCX‘s new track, collaborating with Christine and the Queens & Caroline Polachek is the highest new entry, followed by the latest songs by Post Malone feat. The Weeknd; Spiritualized; Aminé; Parcels; Omar Apollo feat. Kali Uchis; Tim Heidecker; Arca; Cooly G feat. Ruth Brown; Terrace Martin feat. James Fauntleroy, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and Ty Dolla $ign; Dear Laika; Megan Thee Stallion… and a disco-fuelled duet between Kylie Minogue and Jessie Ware. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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PinkPantheress Must Apologise Tops The Loop

Former Tik Tok sensation and one of the revelations of the year, British bedroom-pop meets retro dance songwriter PinkPantheress is this week’s #1 in our loop with ‘I Must Apologise,’ sampling Crystal Waters’ 90s hit ‘Gipsy Woman.’ Another R&B songwriter, serpentwithfeet, and another retro dance inspired musician, Karen Harding, complete the top three.

Reggae star Koffee with the title track from Netflix brand new Black western ‘The Harder They Fall’ is the highest new entry, followed by the latest tracks by Yaeji feat. OHHYUK; Helado Negro; Snail Mail; Self Esteem; Geese; Jackson+Sellers; Charlotte Cornfield; Spoon; Kelly Lee Owens; Wet with Blood Orange; CL; Obongjayar; Anaïs Mitchell; Rigoberta Bandini; Animal Collective; Kid Cudi feat. JAY-Z; Yung Beef; Pink Sweat$; Metronomy… and, after her contribution to the soundtrack of Wes Anderson’s latest film, Jarvis Cocker with Laetitia Sadier brings a new rendition of the much covered classic ‘Paroles, Paroles’ from his new French covers album. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mitski ‘Working For The Knife’ #1 In The Loop

Japanese-American indie songwriter Mitski returns with ‘Working For The Knife’ which is this week’s #1 in the loop. Folk-rock favourites Big Thief and avant-electronica musician Arca feat. Sia complete the top three.

The return of Belgian superstar Stromae is the highest new entry, followed by the latest tracks by Parquet Courts; Lana Del Rey; Richard Dawson feat. Circle; Jlin; Blawan; Beirut; HEALTH feat. Poppy; Swedish House Mafia feat. The Weeknd; Angèle; Flo Milli; Anjimile; Lori Meyers… and another taster from ABBA‘s comeback album. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wet Leg Have Their Wet Dream On Top Of The Loop

Straight out of the Isle Of Wight, our New British favourite female duo, Wet Leg, have a new number one in our loop with their infectious brand new single ‘Wet Dream,’ somehow reminding us of both Siouxie and The Banshees and Elastica. Philadelphia noise punks Empath and Brazilian experimental female artists Juçara Marçal complete the top three.

Welsh indie favourite Cate Le Bon is the highest new entry, followed by the latest tracks by Wiki; serpentwithfeet; Halsey; Hamilton Leithauser & Kevin Morby; Maxo Kream; Magdalena Bay; The Courettes; Maandy; Skillibeng; Michael Kiwanuka; Karen Harding; Julia Shapiro; The Dodos; Dean Blunt & A$AP Rocky; Lomelda; Wale feat, J. Cole & Cool & Dre… and the return of Americana veterans Band Of Horses. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Halsey Returns To The Top Of The Loop With ‘The Tradition’


‘The Tradition,’ another standout from Halsey‘s surprising latest album produced by Trenz Reznor and Atticus Ross, is the new #1 in our loop. Dorian Electra feat. Danny Brown and Nao complete the top three.

More surprises: the collaboration between Arca and Sia is the highest new entry, followed by the latest tracks by Arca feat. Sia; Big Thief; Mitski; James Blake feat. SZA; Wye Oak; Jesy Nelson feat. Nicki Minaj; RAY BLK; Black Marble; Loose Buttons; Phoebe Bridgers; Aeon Station; Marina Herlop; Ashnikko; Bedouine… and the return with new material of two of the duos who defined the 80s, respectively Soft Cell and Tears For Fears . Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Low Back On Top Of The Loop With ‘White Horses’

From what it is shaping to be one of our albums of the year, ‘HEY WHAT,’ Low gets their fourth number one of 2021 in our loop with their album’s opener, ‘White Horses.’Snail Mail and Richard Dawson & Circle complete the top three.

One of the current revelation bands in the UK, Wet Lag, is the highest new entry. Other debuts this week are the latest tracks by Juçara Marçal; Empath; Arca; Kadhja Bonet; Jane Weaver; Elujay & serpentwithfeet; Mahalia feat. AJ Tracey; George FitzGerald; Ashley Shadow feat. Bonnie Prince Billy; HTRK; Solemn Brigham; Courtney Barnett… and the long awaited return of US legendary singer/songwriter John Mellencamp in a collaboration with Bruce Springsteen . Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Big Thief #1 In The Loop With ‘Certainty’

Big Thief keep themselves busy and, though a new album has not yet been announced, the band is back on top of our loop with their latest track, ‘Certainty’. On an indie-flavoured week, Low and The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die complete the top three.

Last week’s #1, Halsey, is the highest debut with another standout track from her new album. Other brand new entries this week are the latest by Ada Lea; Token feat. Rico Nasty; Dorian Electra feat. Danny Brown; Ovlov; Derby Motoreta’s Burrito Kachimba; Let’s Eat Grandma; Andy Shauf; KAROL G; Parquet Courts; Deerhoof; Bartees Strange; Amber Mark; Nao; Dua Saleh with Amaarae; cupcakKe; Harry James Jr. feat. C. Tangana… and a lost track by Radiohead from ‘Kid Amnesiae,’ a new album of unreleased tracks from the sessions of ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’ that will be released altogether with a new joint edition of the band’s seminal two albums. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Halsey’s ‘Girl Is A Gun’ #1 In The Loop

Leaving behind her pop starlette days with a turn towards darker avant-pop, Halsey, helped by Trenz Reznor and Atticus Ross, is one of the musical surprises of 2021 with her fourth album ‘If I Can´t Have Love, I Want Power,’ from which the single ‘Girl Is A Gun’ hits the #1 spot this week in the loop. Charli XCX and Big Thief complete the top three.

Another stunning track from Low‘s new album is the highest debut. And other brand new entries this week are the latest by Richard Dawson & Circle; Snail Mail; Kehlani; Oneohtrix Point Never feat. Elizabeth Fraser; Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds; Kanye West; St. Vincent; Magdalena Bay; Nala Sinephro; The War On Drugs feat. Lucius; Pa Salieu; Amaarae feat. Moliy & Kali Uchis; James Blake; FLOHIO; MUNA feat. Phoebe Bridgers… and Jarvis Cocker who, inspired by Wes Anderson’s forthcoming film ‘The French Dispatch,’ covers Christophe sixties classic ‘Aline’. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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