March playlist

Stream: March playlist – all the best new music from March 2014

Kicking off with Tame Impala’s dreamy cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Stranger In Moscow‘ and finishing off with promising new band Sundara Karma, the below playlist is full of cracking new tunes from the month of March. In between those tracks is a brand new track from The Orwells, De La Soul’s Dilla-produced ‘Vocabulary Spills’, a […]

Album stream: Pharrell Williams – GIRL

Rushed album releases are a bit in vogue these days, and official Man Of 2013 Pharrell Williams isn’t one to buck a trend. He only announced his new album G I R L last week at the BRITs, and is now streaming it ahead of its release next week.

The album features contributions from Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys. There’s also a credit for Hollywood soundtrack supremo Hans Zimmer who helped with all the string arrangements. Read more about Album stream: Pharrell Williams – GIRL

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Phil’s Top 100 Music Singles of 2013: #20 – #1

So in this final part, here are my top twenty songs of 2013! 20. Gary Barlow – ‘Let Me Go’ (Released: November, No. 2) After a few years captaining the reformed Take That man-band, Barlow released his first major solo single in fourteen years. Taking inspiration from Mumford and Sons, this perky, country-tinged number feels […]

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What were the best albums of 2013?

We’re coming up to the end of the year, which means there’s currently a deluge of ‘best of’ lists hitting us from all angles online. I don’t like to dwell too much on picking out the ‘best’ when it comes to albums as to pick one excellent album out as ‘better’ than another seems a […]

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Watch: Daft Punk – ‘Instant Crush’ video (ft Julian Casablancas)

‘Instant Crush’, the Julian Casablancas-featuring track from Daft Punk’s all-conquering Random Access Memories, is being released as a single soon, so naturally it’s been given a cool, idiosyncratic video befitting one of the biggest albums of 2013. The video was directed by Warren Fu and was inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Steadfast Tin Soldier’, […]

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Watch: Daft Punk – ‘Lose Yourself To Dance’ video

After taking over the summer with the omnipresent ‘Get Lucky’, Daft Punk are back with the other Pharrell-featuring track from Random Access Memories. ‘Lose Yourself To Dance’ is like the older, more mature brother of ‘Get Lucky‘ – relying more on a downtempo groove to get you going. The video is amazing – featuring both […]

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Top 50 songs of 2013 so far (25-1)

Having explored the bottom 25 of the year so far, here are my quarter-century of the best songs in 2013 this year. Do you agree or disagree with my selection? Post your thoughts below. 25. Loveable Rogues – ‘What A Night‘ Released: April A catchy slice of summery pop from the BGT runners-up. With a […]

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Listen: Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’ remix

Relatively unknown French electro duo Daft Punk have today released a 10-minute extended remix of their obscure recent single ‘Get Lucky’. Maybe this new version will have more success than the original, what do you think? If you have Spotify you can listen to it below: