The Playlist: Chief Keef / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Big Boi / Trash Talk / Chlöe Howl A$AP Rocky ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Big K.R.I.T / Foals

 

 

Chief Keef

I Don't Like

Taken from the 'Finally Rich' LP – the most-hyped hip-hop release of the year – "I Don't Like" is the track most likely to drive the controversial 17-year-old rapper into the mainstream.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Maps

The New York three-piece recently confirmed they'll be releasing a new album in spring. Let's just hope it contains tracks as good as this 2003 cut – easily one of the best songs of the 2000s.

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Big Boi

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Ok, so it's not a new song as such, but we can't stop replaying the Outkast man's reading of the Dr Seuss classic for 'Vice' magazine's noisey.vice.com channel.

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Trash Talk

119

It seems unlikely many fans of this hardcore punk outfit are planning to buy their $60 coffee table book for Christmas, but those that do will be treated to this previously unreleased ditty.

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Chlöe Howl

No Strings

This 17-year-old Londoner makes thoroughly modern pop complete with grime and dubstep musical references that never feel contrived. A Lily Allen for 2013.

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A$AP Rocky ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Big K.R.I.T

1Train

A good old fashioned hip-hop party anthem with a star-studded cast battling for space over an excellent Hit Boy beat. It won't set the world alight, but it'll make your New Year's Eve party sound a lot more fun.

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Foals

My Number

The unmistakable Afro-pop influence is still apparent, but Foals' ear for an orthodox hook and pop melody is ever- refining, as demonstrated on this track from their new LP 'Holy Fire'.

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