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#BestOf 2013 – Top 100 Songs (101-76)


We begin our annual countdown of the year’s favourite songs with the symbolic 101 position, traditionally reserved for a guilty pleasure left at the gates of our chart. In 2013 this honour goes to Mariah Carey in totally unexpected good song shocker with the hashtagged #Beautiful’; although is the trendy R&B star Miguel who deserves a big part of the credit.

Tuareg guitar players; R&B bombshells; acid rappers and returning vocal icons from the 90’s march hand by hand in the first part of our tracks of the year. Find out who made the cut here Read the rest of this entry »

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Janelle Monáe Leads Us To Prime Time

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With the suites IV & V of her musical cybersaga having just seen the light of day Janelle Monáe is riding high again. ‘Electric Lady’ has proven to be another winner with legends such as Prince, Erykah Badu & Big Boi on board. ‘Prime Time’, the Princey-esque ballad she performs with Miguel is the week’s top track at the loop.

The mighty return of Arcade Fire with James Murphy on production duties is predictably the highest entry, followed by new songs by the likes of Helen; Machinedrum or Donna Summer remixed by Chromeo for a forthcoming mixes compilation. The biggest surprise among the debuts, though, goes comes from our favourite mormon trio Low who’s just released a superb cover of Rihanna’s recent smash ‘Stay’.

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New Soul Conquers The Loop Again With Miguel

Thanks to Frank Ocean’ enormous impact, the doors are now opened for a new generation of male soul crooners and it looks like one of the first taking advantage it’s going to be Miguel, an US vocalist whose career to date has been rather underappreciated. All that about to change after offering three excellent EPs of new material for free, paving the way for his second album ‘Kaleidoscope Dreams’. One of those EPs’ standout tracks, “Arch N Point” tops the loop this week.

The habitual avalanche of September releases has made its mark on this edition, with a record number of new entries; the highest of them is little known folk singer Angel Olsen. Other notable entries include new Thom Yorke-led supergroup Atoms For Peace; Nick Cave with one of the songs from the ‘Lawless’ soundtrack and Method Man also helping in another soundtrack, the directorial debut of Wu-pal RZA, ‘The Man With The Iron Fist’.

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