Posts Tagged KANYE WEST

Yeezus Works His Miracle In The Loop Again

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Kanye West is quickly back on top of the loop with the official first single from his controversial ‘Yeezus’, the glam-inflused ‘Black Skinhead’ follows-up ‘New Slaves’ as its second standout track.

The new catchy tune by DJ Mustard Feat. TeeCee4800 is the highest debut in a week where newcomers such as Anna Meredith;Kevin Gates or the first release by new Spanish indie label Tenorio Cotobade, Irish band Ginnels, dominate the new entries contingent, alongside long awaited returns by Franz Ferdinand; Annie and The Bug.

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Kanye West Assembles His Clique

Kanye West with a little help from Jay-Z & Big Sean fast-tracked all the way to the top with Clique, another highlight from his G.O.O.D Music label’s just released ‘Cruel Summer’ compilation, packed with high calibre stars of urban music such as John Legend; Raekwon; The-Dream; Ghostface Killah or R. Kelly.

Two of the most celebrated albums in recent times, Grizzly Bear and Jessie Ware spawed this edition’s highest entries. Next to them newcomers Chvrches; Sam Flax and the new EP by all-female band Dum Dum Girls also hit our chart. Dead Can Dance and The Soft Moon were the generous souls providing free downloads.

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Jay-Z, KanYe West & Frank Ocean Conquer The Throne

The collaboration between rap titans Jay-Z & Kanye West has finally conquered the loop’s throne with a little help of ubiquitous R&B singer du jour Frank Ocean. ‘No Church In The Wild’ is the opening track of their joint album and one of the standouts too.

The return of the always mercurial Tom Waits predictably makes the week’s highest entry, followed closely by another high profile collaboration, this time between acclaimed alt. vocalists Bon Iver & James Blake and more awaited comebacks from the likes of Girls; Atlas Sound and Stephen Malkmus & The Jinks, plus free downloads courtesy of Megafaun; Plaid; Nikkiya; etc. ,

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#1-ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI-Before Today (4AD)/KANYE WEST-My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Roc-A-Fella)


It hasn’t happened since 1997, when Radiohead with their acclaimed ‘OK Computer’ and Spiritualized’s psychedelic masterpiece ‘Ladies & Gentleman we are floating in space’ shared the number one position. In 2010, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti exuberant lo-fi psychedelia and the definitive record in KanYe West’s career got the honors.

The former crowned a decade dedicated to sonic DIY and experimentation, joining the 4AD imprint; consolidating his band and discovering the possibilities of recording in a proper studio with amazing results. One of the pioneers of the much talked about glo-fi/chillwave so trendy during the year; the amount of ideas per minute collected in ‘Before Today’ had no equal in any other record released during the past 12 months. Still far from perfect, it worked as a sort of encyclopedia of radio oriented rock from the 70’s and the 80’s, filtered through his characteristic lo-fi, oozing urban decadence. It was neither the classic that will define this year –that honor may go to the hands of Arcade Fire- nor the most complete or flawless record, but undoubtedly the most surprising and the one we preferred through the year. This time Ariel Pink delivered a work that not only matched but amply beat his recognized capabilities.

The other side of the coin belongs to the biggest ego in today’s hip-hop and his masterpiece. KanYe West, hurt by the tepid reception obtained by that autotune feast that was ‘808 & Heartbreak’ hasn’t stopped until getting an almost perfect record –the first on his career to date. So many good songs he’d written that during the weeks preceding the album release he offered the remaining ones as free downloads through his G.O.O.D. Fridays –all of them still available and maybe destined to be part of a future deluxe edition. But it was the record what went beyond the highest expectations in an orgy of influences –samples of Mike Oldfield or King Crimson next to unexpected collaborations with the likes of Elton John or Bon Iver- and the who’s who in contemporary urban music, from Nicki Minaj to Raekwon, all invited to the event; a series self-confessions taking a fascinating look at the dark side in the life of today’s biggest rap star.

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#11-KANYE WEST FEAT. PUSHA T-Runaway (GOOD Music)

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#22-KANYE WEST FEAT. DWELE-Power (GOOD Music)

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The Last Loop Of 2010 Is Topped By Dënver

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Chilean indie band Dënver heads the last loop of the year with their lush ballad ‘Lo Que Quieras’, the second hit in our rank taken from their album ‘Música, Gramática, Gimnasia’.

KanYe West‘ is the week’s number two and highest entry with ‘All Of The Lights’, another standout from his acclaimed My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy featuring nearly everyone who’s anyone in the R&B & hip-hop worlds. Robyn ; Jay Electronica Feat. Jay-Z; The National and Calle 13 in surprising collaboration with some of Latinamerica’s most popular female folk vocalists are some other entries.

The loop will return in the new year. In the meantime, you can check our end of the year review, which we’ll be posting through the whole of December, starting tomorrow.

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An extended selection of our current favourite tracks can also be heard @ our hype machine page.

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KanYe West Powers Up Our Loop

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Hip-hop superstar KanYe West gets his ‘Power’ all the way up in our loop, ahead of the latest tracks by Arcade Fire and Toro Y Moi in an expanded edition that now features our favorite 30 tracks.

Among the week’s new entries, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti; Wavves; Japandroids; Battles; El Guincho and M.I.A.

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The Official Music Rober Awards 2008: Complete List of Winners


PORTISHEAD-The Rip (Live on Later..with Jools Holland)

small-uk-flag.jpgThe Academy has spoken, after the results of our annual music poll were unveiled, now it’s the turn for the official Rober Awards. There are few surprises and many similarities with the people’s choices. As predicted 2008 got a name standing above the rest: Portishead. The complete list of winners after the jump.

spanish-flag.jpg La Academia se ha pronunciado, tras desvelar los resultados de nuestra encuesta anual, llega el turno para los Premios Rober oficiales. Hay pocas sorpresas y muchos de los galardones coinciden con los elegidos en la votación. Como ya se preveía en 2008 un nombre destacó muy por encima del resto: Portishead. La lista de ganadores al completo, tras el salto. Read the rest of this entry »

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Music Poll 2008: The Results.


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And the Rober Awards 2008 Music Poll winners are:
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Music Poll Update: It’s Britney vs. The Veronicas, bitch!


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After the announcement of this year’s nominations a few weeks ago, everything led to believe this would be the year of Portishead, with two newcomers, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes gathering the awards left free by the Bristol trio. However, the recount so far does not confirm this initial trend.

After the jump, we give a quick look at those categories where competition is at its fiercest. Among them, the biggest surprise is the most recent one, “Guilty Pleasure”, where international fan clubs of Aussie sisters The Veronicas have movilized their members to vote; followers of Britney, also nominated, fought back , putting the star ahead on the race and leaving far behind initial favorites such as Alphabeat and Duffy. Interest for this category has been so high, that total voters nearly reach 700, doubling in number any of the others. There are still ten days to go before official awards and music poll’s results are announced. You can vote here. May the best one win!!

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Tras el anuncio de las nominaciones semanas atrás, todo parecía indicar que este sería el año de Portishead; con dos nuevos valores, Bon Iver y Fleet Foxes acaparando los premios que el trío de Bristol dejaran libres, pero los resultados de las votaciones hasta la fecha no parecen confirmarlo.

Tras el salto, damos un repaso a aquellas categorías donde la competición se encuentra al rojo vivo. Entre ellas, la mayor sorpresa sin duda es la mas reciente, “Guilty Pleasure”, donde los clubs de fans internacionales de las australianas Verónicas han llamado al voto a sus miembros; los seguidores de Britney, también nominada, contraatacaron y van en cabeza, dejando muy atrás a los a priori favoritos Alphabeat y Duffy. Tal ha sido el interés por esta categoría que los votantes se aproximan ya a los 700, doblando en número a los de cualquier otra. Quedan aún diez días para que premios oficiales y resultados de la encuesta se revelen. Puedes votar aquí. Que gane el mejor.
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Rober Winners At Obama’s Inauguration


ARETHA FRANKLYN-My Country Tis Of Thee

Although the political attitude of many of the Rober Academy members’ ranks from mild apathy to full cynicism, we cannot help but sharing the joy and illusion of the USA while celebrating the most important historical moment the nation has lived for a few generations: The arrival of America’s first black president and his symbolic values of equality, freedom and hope for all; much needed in this troubled time.

To wish him all the best on his role as what it used to be called “the leader of the free world” pop stars of all backgrounds were playing in multiple shows and parties across Washington and the rest of the States yesterday. From the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklyn, who sang the patriotic anthem “My Country Tis Of Thee” at the Inauguration to Arcade Fire. Everyone who’s anyone in the pop world, except maybe for, errm, Daddy Yankee…were somehow involved on the celebration. Here’s a few of the most notorious moments Read the rest of this entry »

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The XXVII Rober Awards Poll is Open: VOTE NOW!!!


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spanish-flag.jpgLa Academia Rober de las Artes y las Ciencias del Entretenimiento te invita a participar en la edición XXVII de los Premios Rober. Tras el salto encontrarás la encuesta musical con todas sus categorias. Si necesitas mas información audiovisual sobre alguno de los nominados, cada categoria contiene un enlace donde se facilita. La encuesta se cerrará el 10 de Febrero. Si, tu tambien puedes!!

Para ayudarte a reflexionar, eschucha la selección musical de los Rober Awards 2008 en hype machine.

Gracias por tu participación.

small-uk-flag.jpgThe Rober Academy of Entertainment Arts & Sciences proudly invites you to help us choose the XXVII Rober Awards. Please find our complete music poll after the jump. Should you need any further audiovisual information about any of the nominees, there is a link providing it for each category. Polls will close on February the 10 th. Have your say about the best music of 2008. Yes, You Can too!!

To help your choices, you can listen to the 2008 Rober Awards playlist in hype machine.

Thanks for your votes.

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REVIEW 2008: TOP 50 ALBUMS (25-1)

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