Despite the messy roll-out, the bloated tracklist (27 tracks???) and the non-existent album art, Donda is not the slapdash slog I expected it to be. In fact, there are some solid and spectacular songs here.
Friday, 10 September 2021
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 10/09/2021: Kanye West, Little Simz, Animals as Leaders and more...
So much new music has come out in the last week. It was hard narrowing down this weekly roundup to just six tracks (ABBA, Lana Del Rey and Charli XCX didn’t even make the cut). Below are the songs that held my attention the most. Artists featured include Kanye West, Little Simz, Animals As Leaders, Jack Wakeman, Eskimo Callboy and Drake.
Friday, 3 September 2021
The new Clapton song is claptrap. However, it’s not all bad junk this week - Injury Reserve and JPEGMAFIA continue to put out exciting forward-thinking hip hop, and there are some creative rock gems from Book Klub, Bnny and Lazy Scorsese.
Wednesday, 1 September 2021
I’ll get around to reviewing Donda in a minute. In the meantime, here’s a post for the hip hop heads – a double review of the two latest albums from Vince Staples and Isaiah Rashad.
Monday, 30 August 2021
Quite a lot has happened in the world of music in the last week. Nirvana have been sued by the Nevermind baby. Kanye (or should I call him Ye) has finally dropped his new album Donda. There have also been so many new singles. This week’s roundup contains new tracks from James Blake, Lone, Disclosure, Indigo De Souza and In-Sides. It’s three days later than usual, because I’m a disorganised mess.
Friday, 20 August 2021
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE FORTNIGHT 20/08/2021: The Weeknd, Denzel Curry, Injury Reserve and more...
I missed last week's wrap-up, so here are the best songs of the last two weeks. Artists featured include The Weeknd, Denzel Curry, Injury Reserve, Turnstile, Laura Greaves, Jordan Sommerlad, The Kondoors and Riff Raff.
Thursday, 19 August 2021
The new Tyler record is predominantly a rap record (opposed to Igor which felt more like an r&b record). A lot of ideas get thrown at the wall, but most of them stick.
Friday, 6 August 2021
Turnstile drop another riff-laden anthem. Billie Eilish gets loud and shouty. La Luz offer some cool retro psychedelic rock. Plus more new tracks from Scott Matthews, Lee Scott and Dorian Electra.
Monday, 2 August 2021
Friday, 30 July 2021
The new James Blake track is fantastic! Also new songs from Valley Palace, Honeywhip, Monet's Pond, KING WOMAN and The Dee Gees.
Saturday, 24 July 2021
YOU FORGOT TO DO A TRACK ROUNDUP LAST WEEK! Yes, yes, I know. I’ve decided to make up for it with this special edition extravaganza post – instead of just featuring six tracks from the last week, I’ll be featuring ten tracks from the last two weeks. I was going to go for twelve tracks but I didn’t have the time. This week’s lineup includes Lone, BADBADNOTGOOD, WILLOW, Georgie Gordon, Sam Florian, MACY, SILT, Ace Caped Crusader, underscores and Lorde…
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Friday, 9 July 2021
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 09/07/2021: Lazarus Kane, Sam Mehran, Vince Staples and more...
Lazarus Kane delivers some nutty New Wave. Sam Mehran’s two new posthumous singles are bangers. Vince Staples serves up a moody single produced by Kenny Beats. Turnstile provide wild riffs and an anthemic chorus. And Vilde releases some hazy lo-fi synthpop.
Monday, 5 July 2021
Friday, 2 July 2021
Turn the footy off, take a seat on your Ikea Pride-themed couch, lock your doors (Bill Cosby is on the loose!) and get your headphones on – it’s time for the best and worst new tracks from this wild week. There are some awesome new rock tracks from Nerves, Muscle Vest and WILLOW (that’s Will Smith’s daughter. Yes, she’s now making rock music). Graver Ekow meanwhile return with an enjoyably loopy hip hop single and Snoh Aalegra delivers some super-smooth Sade-style pop.
Friday, 25 June 2021
Hip hop seems to finally be picking up this year – the new Mick Jenkins and Isaiah Rashad singles are fantastic! On the rock scene, Wooze are the new weird band to watch. Meanwhile, Gabrielle Sey and Dexter Dine deliver some experimental genre-meddling gems.
Friday, 18 June 2021
Thursday, 17 June 2021
The UK is currently experiencing a wave of wacky post-punk bands. Squid and black midi might be the wackiest of them all.
Friday, 4 June 2021
Monday, 31 May 2021
Friday, 28 May 2021
Friday, 21 May 2021
Friday, 14 May 2021
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 14/05/2021: Hiatus Kaiyote, Skrillex, Bono & The Edge and more...
New rock from Skrillex and new EDM from Bono and The Edge. No, I didn't get those two mixed up. Skrillex is literally playing guitar and Bono is literally singing over a house beat.
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Friday, 7 May 2021
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 07/05/2021: Tkay Maidza, Wavves, HEALTH & Nine Inch Nails and more...
The new Tkay Maidza single is a banger and the new HEALTH-Nine Inch Nails collaboration is satisfyingly ominous.
Thursday, 6 May 2021
Friday, 30 April 2021
NO WORST TRACKS THIS WEEK. There's been so much good music released in the last 7 days that I could barely keep up with it all. STOP RELEASING ALL THIS GOOD MUSIC! Here are some of the tracks that stood out the most.
Friday, 23 April 2021
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Monday, 19 April 2021
I apologise for this weekly track roundup being three days
late. I was too busy
getting drunk at the pub mourning Prince Philip’s death
on Friday that I didn't get round to posting it. Anyway, here it is - the best tracks of the week!
Friday, 9 April 2021
Bree Runway delivers a summery bop and St Vincent drops some super 70s psychedelia. Oh, and the new Iggy Azalea track sucks.
Wednesday, 7 April 2021
It’s time for a new album from the baroness of bleakness. The duchess of dejection. The monarch of melancholia. THE SULTANA OF SADNESS. Why am I introducing here like a wrestler??? It’s LANA DEL REY.
Friday, 2 April 2021
Friday, 26 March 2021
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Friday, 19 March 2021
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Friday, 12 March 2021
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 12/03/2021: Alice Phoebe Lou, Silk Sonic, Chance The Rapper and more...
Friday, 5 March 2021
Thursday, 4 March 2021
If you’re a fan of unhinged noisy guitar bands in the vein of Idles or Fontaines DC, then you’ll love these two new albums from Shame and Black Country, New Road.
Friday, 26 February 2021
Friday, 19 February 2021
It’s a mix of all kinds of musical styles this week. There’s something for everyone. Well, except deaf people.
Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Friday, 12 February 2021
Friday, 5 February 2021
Saturday, 30 January 2021
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 30/01/2021: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, carolesdaughter, Pecho Mama and more...
Thursday, 28 January 2021
Friday, 22 January 2021
THE BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 22/01/2021: Goat Girl, Field Music, Life Drawings and more…
Enjoying lockdown 3? Personally, I think it’s the worst in the trilogy. Aside from laughing at Bernie Sanders memes, listening to music is the only thing that has been keeping me sane this week. Here are the most noteworthy tracks that I listened to…