This Week's Best Songs

This Week’s 5 Best Songs: FKA twigs, Shabazz Palaces, Jamie xx and more…

Plus Jessy Lanza and THOMAS, and stuff that isn't cool weird soul.

- Jun 27, 2014
Do you have a desk drawer full of snacks? No? What is wrong with you? First you get the almonds, then the craisins, then you get the cash. It's really the only way to listen to this week's best songs, with a mouth full of secret food.

Jamie xx, "All Under One Roof Raving"

Jamie xx- All Under One Roof Raving

"...the track doesn't stagnate in the past genres of London electro the producer venerates. Instead, it takes that enthusiasm - embodied literally here in rave head exultations from Mark Leckey's Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore - and supercharges The xx producer's windswept dancefloor into a time-bending collage." 

Shabazz Palaces, "#CAKE"

Shabazz Palaces - #CAKE (not the video)

"Shabazz Palaces lord over their own plane of hip-hop's outer regions, reserved for swamp mystics and Dilla fiends. So even if they're going to use Fruity Loops claps and jerk-y kicks as the base like they do on new potion "#CAKE," you know something different is going to crawl out from that regional mould."


"Like a fish that spits bubbles so you can't see how deep it's going, When I'm Weak, I'm Strong has a playful and cerebral effervescence that will appeal to your favourite uncompromising poptimist."

FKA twigs, "Two Weeks"

FKA twigs - Two Weeks

"A sumptuous if slightly anachronistic rollout for alternative pop's next left-field hope."

Jessy Lanza, "You And Me"

"Although her first album Pull My Hair Backalso had its feet planted firmly on the dancefloor, 'You and Me' is grounded with a new and exciting urgency, pushing through any hushed moments with gleaming falsettos and washes of sparkly synths foaming across the shoreline."

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