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This Week’s 5 Best Songs: William Tyler, tUnE-yArDs, Fatima Al Qadiri and more…

Space country, cultural critique and bittersweet breakup anthems in this week's best songs.

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- Mar 21, 2014
Nothing like coffee, a bagel, some juice, a danish, some bacon, some waffles, some chicken on those waffles, some maple syrup on that chicken on those waffles, and the five best songs of the week. Listen to them all! Chew with your mouth closed!

William Tyler, "Whole New Dude"

"At 13 minutes, 'Whole New Dude' turns its streaks of pedal steel and chattering guitar layers into a journey, each second interlocked like highway arterials."

Thee AHs, "I'm Not Angry Anymore"

"The bubblegum harmonies evoke skipping through a candy store, already sugar high on scent alone. Then as the lyrics cram fistfulls from plastic barrel after plastic barrel into your mouth, the bile comes out full flavour."

tUnE-yArDs, "Water Fountain"

tUnE-yArDs - Water Fountain (4AD)

"Hidden within its snappy clapping game and that Busta Rhymes reference, its globo-ebullience shrouds a politic doused in gasoline and practising its fire-spinning: "blood-soaked" indictments of capitalism via baked good transactions and musing 'why do we just sit here while they watch us weather till we're gone?'"

Tirzah, "No Romance"

"As Tirzah names off all the reasons she and everyone else should be glad to be rid of love, a special kind of denial lies implicit within the dour disco-pop tune."

Fatima Al Qadiri, "Szechuan"

"...reeds and wooden taps weave seamlessly with oppressive bass and vocal patches that wordlessly work in a sense of accusation (I was eating General Tao/Tso's chicken at the time of writing) that isn't so deluded to not also point directly at itself."

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