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Off The Wall
Taken from his forthcoming ninth solo album, this sunny college-rock track finds the Sonic Youth guitarist recycling REM's melodies and chiming riffs.
Lapalux's roots may be in the brain-jarring bass of dubstep, but it doesn't stop him experimenting with pop hooks and dreamy keys.
Banks's new release misses her signature abrasive rap-style, but the soulful voice she usually saves for choruses and a skipping UK garage beat help keep this track fresh.
La Roux's keyboard player dabbles in trippy house on the latest 100% Silk release.
A free gift for those pre-ordering their new album, this track references everything from Slipknot to Belle & Sebastian in just three minutes.
A gloomy, half-finished Misfits cover from slacker rock's incumbent king.
The Aussie rockers' love affair with the Velvets continues on this violin-led instrumental.
Hip hop's brightest star releases his most commercial track yet. The chorus is one you'll be singing in your sleep.
Swaggering rock'n'roll, packed with "we don't care" choruses and discordant guitars.
There’s revolution in the air, but one lady’s not for turningTV
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