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Tiger Lili New #1 In The Loop With ‘Lightning’

Two American songwriters who both lead a band and have a solo career top this edition of our loop. At number one, tiger lili, the singer from Chicago power pop group Beach Bunny, with her new track ‘Lightning,’ followed by Big Thief’s singer, Adrienne Lenker. Another female artist, South London’s progressive R&B singer Shygirl complete the Top 3.

The third taster from Sufjan Stevens new album is the highest debut, followed by the latest tracks by slowthai feat. James Blake & Mount Kimbie; SAULT; Salem; The Avalanches feat. Denzel Curry, Tricky & Sampa the Great; FLOHIO; Porridge Radio; Matt Berninger; Helena Deland; Rhye; Seth Bogart; shame; Bob Mould; Jeff Tweedy; Rico Nasty; Taylor Swift; Stephen Malkmus; Angel Olsen feat. Emile Mosseri; Blood Orange feat. 박혜진 Park Hye Jin… and Brazilian Superstar Anitta who, helped by Mike Towers and Cardi B, continues her attempt to global crossover. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sufjan Stevens’ Reflections About America New #1

Sufjan Stevens is back and on top in the new edition of our loop with his mournful, epic new song reflecting on the state of ‘America.’ Veteran British folk songwriter Shirley Collins and Andalusian rock band Derby Motoreta Burrito’s Kachimba complete the Top 3.

The highest new entry this week is Canadian singer Helena Deland. Also debuting are new songs by Jim-E Stack feat. Empress Of; Nazar feat. Shannen SP; Dehd; Andy Shauf; beabadoobee; Gillian Welch; J Balvin feat. Tainy, Dua Lipa & Bad Bunny; SAULT; Joey Bada$$ feat. Pusha T; Problem with Freddie Gibbs & Snoop Dogg; Kamaal Williams; Troye Sivan; Beck remixed by Khruangbin;Throwing Muses… and the return of the ever mercurial Aussie band The Avalanches feat. Neneh Cherry, Jamie xx & CLYPSO. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Phoebe Bridgers Ends At #1 In Our Loop

American songwriter Phoebe Bridgers is this week’s #1 in our loop with ‘I Know The End,’ a standout from her excellent new album ‘Punisher.’ Arca feat. ROSALÍA and Special Interest complete the week’s Top 3.

Highest new entry is by UK Enigmatic collective SAULT. Also debuting the anticipating tracks from some of the most awaited albums of the year, among them: Sufjan Stevens; Bill Callahan; Shirley Collins; Big Boi feat. Sleepy Brown; Oh Wonder; Porridge Radio feat. Lala Lala; Disq; Derby Motoreta’s Burrito Kachimba; Disclosure feat, slowthai; Benjamin Biolay; Yves Jarvis; cupcakKe; Dominique A; Prins Thomas; The Nix feat. Laetitia Sadier; Elza Soares… and Kanye West feat. Travis Scott anticipating new album at the same time he announces his candidature for US presidency. Make your own conclusions! Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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#BestOf2015 : Top 50 Albums Of The Year

TOP 50 ALBUMS

Here they are! Our favourite records of 2016. There has been something for everyone. Veteran artists such as Sleater-Kinney; D’Angelo; Jim O’Rourke or Dr. Dre putting an end to their long career breaks. Younger ones (Grimes; Tame Impala; Julia Holter) hitting their all-time best. Some others -Sufjan Stevens and Björk, among them-went to exorcise intimate ghosts and the results are among their most accomplished works.

There were band members going solo (Father John Misty; Jamie XX) and mind-blowing collaborations (FFS; Jonny Greenwood’s Junun). Rober awards favourites returning in top shape (Joanna Newsom; Destroyer; Panda Bear) and a healthy crop of first albums from all genres (Courtney Barnett; Natalie Prass; Vince Staples; Beach Slang) keeping things fresh. Finely crafted escapism (Carly Rae Jepsen), next to soundtracks to our conflicting society (Kendrick Lamar; Sleaford Mods). Altogether they have helped shaping this as the best year in music for, at least, a decade. Check them out and enjoy!

And the Top 50 albums of the 2016 are:
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All Of The Loop Wants All Of Sufjan Stevens

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Fresh after announcing international tour dates promoting his all-conquering new album “Carrie & Lowell’, Sufjan Stevens is back on top of the loop with “All of Me Wants All Of You”, one of our favourite songs on what’s shaping up as one of the albums of the year.

After our two weeks holiday hiatus, we are back with a catching up edition in which Spanish alt band Los Planetas leads a large number of new entries compiling the best new releases over the last fortnight, among them the latest by Tame Impala; Chromatics; Flying Colours; Jenny Hval; Blur; Hudson Mohawke; Wild Beast and Giorgio Moroder teaming up with Sia for one of the standout moments on his long awaited comeback album .

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Sufjan Stevens’ Childhood Memories Are #1

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Sufjan Stevens did it again. His seven studio album ‘Carrie & Lowell’ has impressed critics so much there are claiming it may be his best. Dedicated to his mother and stepfather, the record is a moving and personal look at his childhood and the troubles of growing up within a dysfunctional family. ‘Should Have Known Better’ is this week’s number one.

The two highest entries in this edition, Jupiter and Jamie XX Feat. Romy anticipate what this year’s summer vibes may sound like. Other notable entries are the latest offerings by FKA Twigs; Björk; µ-ziq; Mas Ysa; Prurient; Avey Tare and Geologist from Animal Collective; Florence + The Machine and Spanish chanteuse Cristina Quesada with a lovely,sugar coated cover of Jesus & Mary Chain’s ‘Just Like Honey’.

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#27-SUFJAN STEVENS-The Age Of Adz (Ashmatic Kitty)

Sufjan Stevens´comeback has left a bittersweet taste in our mouth. Not because ‘The Age Of Adz’ was not a good record, but because after all this time he couldn’t reach the heights of his former work. First thing we knew is that the album-per-state of the union project had been definitively parked; then that the sound prevailing in ‘Adz’ was a return to the simple electronic touches of his early work; both news weren’t exactly received with joy. Compared to his peers, Stevens has proven that he still is well above the average and capable of producing quality work, but despite the notable effort, he hasn’t been able to take our memories of Illinois, not even of Michigan, away.

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#100-SUFJAN STEVENS-All Delighted People (EP) (Ashmatic Kitty)

Sufjan Stevens epic 11 minute tribute To Simon & Garfunkel was one of the 8 tracks released in the EP of the same title, anticipating his long awaited comeback. Available as a download only, none of its songs ended being part of ‘The Age Of Adz’.

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New Sufjan Stevens EP Hits The Top Spot

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Predictably enough, the long awaited return of US songwriter Sufjan Stevens has found an excellent reception among his audience and reaches top of the loop status. The 8 track EP ‘All Delighted People’ serves as an appetizer for the arrival of his proper new album ‘The Age Of Adz.’

New entries by bloggers’ new favorites Sunset and How To Dress Well ; Glasgow icons Belle & Sebastian; The War On Drugs and two very different collaborations by Justin Vernon –aka Bon Iver- with his mates All Tiny Creatures and in one of the new tracks by hip-hop’s bigmouth extraordinaire KanYe West , alongside Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj.

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

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Listen To The Return Of Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens is back with a new 8 track EP named ‘All Delighted People’, based on two different versions of the title track, which somehow echoes the spirit of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic ‘The Sounds Of Silence’. There are also rumours about a new full lenght arriving soon, now that The States’ project seems to be parked.

“All Delighted People” can be purchased at Steven’s bandcamp page and you can listen to it in full using the widget below.

<a href="http://sufjanstevens.bandcamp.com/album/all-delighted-people-ep">All Delighted People (Original Version) by Sufjan Stevens</a>

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