Friday 26 February 2016

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 26/02/2016: Azealia Banks, Pitbull, B.o.B and more...

Forget the Grammys. Forget the Brit Awards. This is where the real music's at. Wait ... is that Pitbull? In the best tracks of the week??? THIS IS HERESY


'The Big Big Beat' - Azealia Banks

Needless to say, the beat is BIG. It’s a swanky deep house number that perfectly complements Azealia’s tongue-twister bars and dazzling singing. If only she’d quit the pointless Twitter beefs and become as sophisticated a person in real life as she is in her music.

'Grass Shack' - Guerilla Toss

Cowbells, groovy guitars, dissonant synths that sound they were produced by a broken N64 and a soliloquy about pushing a rubber band over a plastic jar – just another normal day in the life of batshit-crazy rockers Guerilla Toss. This zany cranium-curdler comes straight off the band’s new LP, Eraser Stargazer.

'Keep On, Keeping on' - Bleached

California all-female rock trio Bleached deliver this energetic rock anthem, sporting a creepy video filmed through the eyes of a stalker. The driving guitars make me want to jump in my car and go on a speeding frenzy. I'm talking 31 in a 30 zone! I'm such a madman. I don't even own a car.

'My Life In Rewind' - Eagulls

These lugubrious Leeds lads are starting to sound scarily like The Cure. Given The Cure haven’t released anything in a while, I’m willing for this band to be my substitute.

'Bad Man' - Pitbull ft. Robin Thicke, Joe Perry and Travis Barker

Despite the frightening cast, this pop-rock collaboration isn’t as hideous as I expected. If anything it’s actually rather fun – Joe Perry and Travis Barker laying down some catchy guitar and drums. It’s corny as a cornfield and I feel like a bad man for liking it.


'Flatline' - B.o.B

Ok, so I’m very late on the bandwagon with this one. US rapper B.o.B has claimed that the world is flat, which led to a debate with physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, which has led to this diss track here. Is this some cheap cry for attention? Does B.o.B seriously think the world is flat? It’s because of goofs like this guy that people don’t take hip hop seriously.