This Week’s Best Songs: Perfect Pussy, Neneh Cherry, Isaiah Rashad and more…

...like Liars and BADBADNOTGOOD.

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- Jan 17, 2014

Another Friday, another edition of this week's best songs. Are you hungry yet? Do I get a big meal and risk the 'itis, or something small and boring and put myself in a bad mood? Decisions. Listen below:


Isaiah Rashad, “RIP Kevin Miller”

“...the TDE rapper's beat (Black Metaphor's handiwork) is all silk-lined piano chords EQ'd under big, subby drums, the kind of track made for Section.80-era Kendrick Lamar (or even a certain rival?) And like K-Dot, Rashad has fun flexing on this drive-slow anthem with a cadence that jumps between Pac on the hook and a gravelly Jeezy at the end.”

Perfect Pussy, “Driver”

“As with most of their tracks so far, it's personal to the point of almost feeling invasive. And so they hold nothing back, flipping the switch on turbine-level guitars that'll tilt you back on your heels, fuelled by the toxic goo of Meredith Graves' interpersonal calamity, so brutal it occasionally mutates her voice into the feedback staggering throughout the song.”

Neneh Cherry, “Everytime” (prod. Four Tet)

“'Everything' has the mood and colour of a club made of ice collapsing in slow motion, the result of Cherry's warm soul scatting melting the foundation.”

Liars, “Mess On A Mission”

“There may be ambiguities in the mood, but the art-punk track's nucleus forms around stacks of haunted circuitry and an instinctually groovy kick-snare-kick-snare beat with snapping flourishes.”

BADBADNOTGOOD, “CS60”

“It's unmistakably darker, and unmistakably a progression, opening with some strings on some Stars of the Lid tip, then into a series of anxiously chirping chords and huge Mike Will-style 808s that relieve the tension every time they're triggered.”

 

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