Wednesday 1 October 2014

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 1/10/2014: Childish Gambino, Mastodon, Meghan Trainor and more...

Its been another fantastic week for singles. I've chosen to select four of the best tracks and two of the worst, as will hopefully become the standard from now. Picking the 'best' tracks of the week proved pretty tricky considering there were so many good singles dropping.


'Everything’s Kool' - Scrufizzer

London grime emcee, Scrufizzer, is back sporting his ‘fizzy flow’ and a killer bassy beat that’s sure to get your neighbours complaining. His upcoming EP, Fizzology, will be out soon and should be a banger.

'Sober' - Childish Gambino

Actor, singer, rapper and whatever else he fancies, Donald Glover (AKA Childish Gambino), delivers this pretty track from his recent EP, featuring some of his sweetest singing to date. I'm also loving the bouncy instrumental, which has an epic interlude towards the end.

'The Motherload' - Mastodon

Straight off of the metal band's new album, Once More 'Round the Sun, comes this single 'The Motherload' with a powerful belted chorus that harks back to the days of Judas Priest. It comes with a brand new video, which has been stirring up some controversy amongst fans. To sum it up, Mastodon becomes Asstodon.

'I Know'  - Shift K3y

I’m a sucker for these bubbly garage-revival Ibiza tunes. Sometimes you need a break from all that obnoxious dubtep and trap. The music video accompanying the track is pretty creative too, although I do feel like an involuntary stalker watching it, plus after seeing Mastodon's video I'm all butted out.


'All About that Bass' – Meghan Trainor

Technically this isn't a brand new single. It's been in the charts about a month, but I felt compelled to talk about it, because its burrowed its way into my brain and it's driving me insane. Don't get me wrong, I respect the subject matter. Its admirable to hear a girl speaking out for all the larger ladies out there, but, honestly, did the hook have to be so bloody annoying! 'ALL ABOUT DAT BASS, BOUT DAT BASS, NO TREBLE!' It makes me want to rip my ears off, which isn’t something I look for in my music.

'9TS (90s Baby)' - Redlight

I was expecting gratuitous 90s nostalgia, but there is no nostalgia here. Instead, Redlight serves up a cheap more-eighties-than-nineties house beat featuring some chick chanting ‘are you a nineties baby’ several times over the top and, yeah, it sucks.