Top Songs of the Week - March 26 - April 1
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:15:47
It was another stellar week in songs. DJDS remixed the heck out of "You Don't Have To Be Alone," off their latest LP, via a collaboration with Charlie Wilson. The week was a good one for politically-themed rap. First there was the Donald Trump diss track, YG & Nipsey Hussle's appropriately titled, "FDT" (guess what that stands for…). Then the there was the A$AP Collective's latest dose of Wavy Wednesday, the Nas-repping "Presidents," which features a great A$AP Rocky verse. Kweku Collins and Jamila Woods concocted an otherworldly love song with "Ego Killed Romance." Then for deep cuts, look no further than Tim Hecker's latest, "Black Phase;" the Canadian electronic wizard puts the Icelandic Choir Ensemble to good use.
With the weekend now in motion, you're likely asking yourself the question, 'what were the top songs this week?' Guess what? We've got your back with an incredible selection of songs that should answer just that. Here's another timely remedy to quench your thirst for new tunes. Enjoy!
The Last Shadow Puppets - Miracle Aligner
If you're looking for expertly crafted retro rock, The Last Shadow Puppets hit the nail on the head. Alex Turner gets blue-eyed with woah-oh-ohs on this stately kiss-off. Twinkling synth arpeggios direct the song skywards.
Brian Eno - The Ship
The ambient pioneer unleashed a massive--make that Titanic--new song ahead of his new LP The Ship. The title track is notable for the use of his voice. The last time Eno sung on a solo LP it was 2005's Another Day On Earth. A trip well worth taking.
Islands - "The Joke"
The indie rockers "The Joke" is like if Vampire Weekend and Ennio Morricone's "The Good, Bad, & The Ugly Main Theme" had a jittery, tasteful baby. Ok, that sounds weird. Just have a listen. It's a good time.
Cassius - "Go Up [ft. Cat Power and Pharrell Williams]"
The French Electronic duo are back from the dead and more alive than ever on "Go Up." Of course it helps having aces up their sleeves in the form of Pharrell Williams and Cat Power. I repeat. Pharrell Williams and Cat Power. On the same track. What?!
White Lung - Kiss Me When I Bleed
This song takes no prisoners. To put it bluntly, it rocks. High voltage riffage powers an endearingly offbeat chorus, a little something that goes, "I will give birth in a trailer / Huffing the gas in the air / Baby is born in molasses / Like I would even care."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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