The songs I’m listening to this week on – old and new – collected on a handy playlist, should you want to do the same.
The Prodigy – Warrior’s Dance
Because, why not?
The Gap Band – Burn Rubber On Me
For those feeling let down by the election results, feel hard done by in a funky way with this irresistible classic about being hurt and disappointed.
Snoop Dogg – Awake
The Lion is dead, long live the Dogg. The laconic rapper ditches reggae and returns with an album of slinky rap tunes in Bush, produced by Pharrell and featuring Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamarr and Rick Ross, amongst others. This track features the Dogg in particularly slinky mood.
Tink – Ratchet Commandments
The 20-year-old rapper hooks up with Timbaland for this brutal sermon announcing her arrival in the big leagues. Expect a debut album this year.
Tove Lo – Habits (Stay High)
Raw, bruised electro-pop from the Swede’s debut Queen of the Clouds. Her explicit and honest lyrics and husky voice straddle this 21-track opus, making an addictive, huge album. As she sings, “sometimes I’m charming as f***.”
Roisin Murphy – Uninvited Guest
Glassy, languid, slightly menacing disco from the queen of such. On her new album, Hairless Toys.
Susanne Sundfor – Insects
More Scandiness in this psychedelic closer to the singer’s latest album, Ten Love Songs, which provides what it says on the tin with innovation and Beethoven.
Rozi Plain – Friend City
A cheery, chirpy song, from the London based singer-songwriter’s album Friend.
Nancy Sinatra – Lady Bird
Dark blue treasure from the iconic 60s singer.
Bop English – Falling at Your Feet
James Petralli, the lead singer of White Denim, unleashes his debut solo album as alter ego Bop English. Fans of the band will like this, though it is a looser, more experimental take on his usual style.