FEATURE: The December Playlist: Vol.3: Nine Days to Go…

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The December Playlist

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Vol.3: Nine Days to Go…

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THE countdown has begun…

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and people are decorating the tree, getting the last of the shopping done; putting plans in order – looking forward to the last working week (before the big day itself!). The penultimate Playlist before Christmas brings together an odd, but terrific, assortment of sounds together. Johnny Marr and Maxine Peake are not names you’d expect to feature in the same piece of music – they have unveiled an intriguing piece in The Priest. MGMT, Eminem and Charli XCX are in the pack; Anne-Marie, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have new cuts out – so too does Skepta and Sheryl Crow.

Another wonderful and busy Playlist that is sure to keep the mouths watered and show that not everything music-based right now is Christmas-themed. It will be fascinating seeing whether next week’s crop of new music brings us a stocking filled with treats and treasures!

ALL PHOTOS (unless stated otherwise): Getty Images

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IN THIS PHOTO: The star of The Priest‘s video, Molly Windsor/PHOTO CREDIT: Isaac Peral Photography

Johnny Marr and Maxine PeakeThe Priest

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MGMT – When You Die

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Skepta (ft. A$AP Rocky & A$AP Nast) – Ghost Ride

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Tears for FearsI Love You But I’m Lost

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – All Is Known

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Moby Like a Motherless Child

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Anne-Marie – Then

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Louis the Child (ft.Caroline Ailin)Last to Leave

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Captain SKA – Sons and Daughters

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Michael Ball and Alfie – Bring Me Sunshine

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Ralph McTell (ft. the Crisis Choir and Annie Lennox) – Streets of London

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Scouting for Girls – Kids at Christmas

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Sheryl Crow – The Dreaming Kind

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AYAHeal Me Now

 

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Car Seat Headrest Beach Life-In-Death

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MorningsidersHoney Told Me

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Choirs With Purpose (ft. Michelle McManus) – We All Stand Together

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Eminem – Untouchable

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Gabriel & Dresden (ft. Sub Teal) – Only Road

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G-Eazy (ft. Son Lux) Eazy 

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Jeezy – Spyder

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John Williams – The Supremacy

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DJ Earworm MashupUnited State of Pop 2017 (How We Do It)

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Billie Eilish & Vince Staples&burn

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Khalid Saved

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Anitta & J Balvin (ft. Lele Pons & Juanpa Zurita)Downtown 

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DRAM and Neil Young Campfire

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Mo Pitney Take the Chance

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Jaden SmithGeorge Jeff

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Lindsey StirlingAngels We Have Heard on High

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Lily Allen (ft. Giggs) Trigger Bang

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PoppyBleach Blonde Baby

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N.E.R.D (ft. Kendrick Lamar) – Don’t Don’t Do It

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Camila Cabello & Grey Crown

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Nick JonasHome

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Jennifer HudsonBurden Down

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Shovels & Rope (ft. The Milk Carton Kids) – Patience

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BjörkUtopia

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Luke Sital-Singh Thirteen

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Charli XCX (ft. Kim Petras and Jay Park)Unlock It

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Austra Change the Paradigm

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Oh SeesDrowned Beast

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Sylvan EssoThere Are Many Ways to Say I Love You

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POM Sway

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Weslee – Boy Like You

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MarmozetsMajor System Error

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Yungblud – Tin Pan Boy

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Noah KahanHurt Somebody

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Justin NozukaHourglass

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Azusena Shiva

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Baker Grace – Day I Die

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Tricky (ft. Francesca Belmonte)New Stole

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saib.Café

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Grace Weber – Elated

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Boosie BadazzMe, Myself & I

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Lucy Dacus Night Shift

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Honors Valleys

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Bhad Bhabie Mama Don’t Worry (Still Ain’t Dirty)

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Peace From Under Liquid Glass

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Toothless Leave Take Lend

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AWOLNATION Miracle Man

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IN THIS PHOTO: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

There sure is a lot to get the teeth into this week!

It shows, even though 2018 is a matter of days away, artists are not relenting – determined to add their mark to 2017 and ensure it is given a mighty send-off! Let’s hope that continues for the remaining two weeks: who knows what gems and delights will be uncovered!

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FEATURE: The December Playlist Vol.2: We’re Untouchable, Manic and Blue (and Completely Out of Our Heads…)

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The December Playlist

 Charli XCX

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Vol.2: We’re Untouchable, Manic and Blue (and Completely Out of Our Heads…)

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WHEN you think you have music all figured out

Manic Street Preachers' announce new album 'Resistance Is Futile'

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it will, invariably, kick you in the midriff and surprise you! That is the case this week – as I predicted things would get quiet and unexciting as we head towards Christmas – with potential Christmas-related syrup being replaced by some proper-big tunes! Not only are there new cuts from Eminem and Charli XCX – there is an unexpected offering from Manic Street Preachers! The Welsh band, in a classic hype move, suggested they were struggling for new material and would not be releasing material in the foreseeable future. That was all hoodwinking – as the guys are back with International Blue! It is the first single from the forthcoming L.P., Resistance Is Futile, but is certainly promising good things!

Elsewhere in music; there are videos/cuts from Liv Dawson, Father John Misty and Sufjan Stevens; The Orwells, Camila Cabello and Wiley. There is ample stock for any music fan and a timely reminder we cannot predict how much will fare; what seasons and times will be quiet or packed; whether it will be eventful or not. As things tick towards that festive day, we are seeing some terrific songs crop up and ensure the final days of 2017 are going out with a bang!

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BTS – Crystal Snow

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Camila Cabello – Never Be the Same

Charli XCX (ft. Tove Lo & ALMA) – Out of My Head

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Eminem – Untouchable

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G-Eazy (ft. Charlie Puth) – Sober

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The Jive Aces – What a Wonderful World

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KDA (ft. Patrick Cash) – Hate Me

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Liv Dawson – Hush

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Manic Street Preachers – International Blue

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Turin Brakes Would You Be Mine

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Migos & Marshmello – Danger

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Original Dodger & Shakka – Find Space

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Frank Sinatra & Seal – Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

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Rhye – Count to Five

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Sharna Bass – Express My Mind

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Wiley (ft. D Double E and Scratchy) – Bar

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The Wombats – Turn

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Billy Cullum – Lost in You

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Dan Michaelson – Careless

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Jaykae – Pull Up

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Talib Kweli – Knockturnal

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The Orwells Vanilla

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Poliça and s t a r g a z eAgree

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Franz FerdinandAlways Ascending

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Dan CaplanTwo Fingers

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Rae MorrisAtletico

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Moose Blood Talk in Your Sleep

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Father John MistyLeaving L.A.

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N.E.R.D & Future  1000

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MaidaySome Hard Feelings

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BlondieDoom or Destiny

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The Big Moon Happy New Year

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LA PriestAll I Want for Xmas Is Rock & Roll

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Black FoxxesSæla

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Sufjan Stevens Tonya Harding

 

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Kailee MorgueDiscovery

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Nick J.D. HodgsonRSVP

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Nicolas JaarCoin in Nine Hands

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Tune-YardsABC 123

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Belle & Sebastian Fickle Season

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Gender Roles Plastic

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SOPHIE Ponyboy

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Sports TeamBeverly Rose

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VeraMystery

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Dermot KennedyMoments Passed

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BahamasWay With Words

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Fenne LilyFor a While

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Tommy AshbyGuilty 

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NIGHT FLIGHTAmsterdam

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Hollywood Undead (ft. B-Real) – Black Cadillac

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Rejjie SnowMilk & Honey

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Dreezy (ft. 6LACK, Kodak Black) Spar

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Lecrae Broke

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Duke of WolvesWithout a Name

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GeowulfHideaway

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Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This

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Justine SkyeGoodlove

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Moon TaxiGood as Gold

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It is the time of year our minds are turning to Christmas and what is to come. I am always looking forward in music and what is around the corner. This year has seen so many great artists emerge and fantastic albums released. The quality of music has been incredibly high and, with every passing week, new twists and turns thrown into the agenda. This week is no exception and one that sees titans like Manic Street Preachers and Eminem nestle alongside unsigned and independent treasures.

Surely the final few weeks of December cannot keep the standard this high, you’d think! I will keep my eyes peeled and trained as, with one lobe committed to Christmas; the curiosity-bulb is kept lit and activated. Music, whatever your tastes, continues to surprise – producing sounds of the highest quality!

FEATURE: The December Playlist: Vol.1: Here Come the Christmas Songs!

FEATURE:

 

The December Playlist

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Vol.1: Here Come the Christmas Songs!

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IT was only a matter of time…

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IN THIS PHOTO: Dita Von Teese/PHOTO CREDIT: @jennifermitchellphotography

before the Christmas numbers unwrapped themselves before our eyes! Wolf Alice, George Ezra and MiC LOWRY are among an eclectic selection of artists releasing Christmas-themed songs this week. I know more will come but there are a few interesting festive tracks worth your time and attention. Away from the approaching merriment; we must be sure to promote those more traditional numbers. Everyone from Sigrid and Dita Von Teese have new material out; Graham Coxon is in there, too. Among the fresh singles/videos are offerings by The National, The Fratellis and St. Vincent – with a bit of Django Django and First Aid Kit for good measure (and a few songs/videos I missed when they first came out)!

It is the start of December so this month of Playlist entries is likely to see a change from the usual fare to something with more tinsel around it. That might not be a bad thing: the crop of Christmas numbers this week is not completely awful. I am pleased there are some great non-Christmas songs that keep the purists happy and provide a nice balance – all things considered; quite an interesting week for music!

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Peggy SueSlow Fade

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Dita Von TeeseRendez-vous

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PHOTO CREDIT: Nedda Afsari Muted Fawn

St. Vincent Pills

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Mina Rose When I Was with You

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Isaac Gracie – Terrified

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George EzraWhite Christmas (Recorded at Air Studios)

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Graham Coxon – Falling

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The Fratellis Stand up Tragedy

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SigridStrangers

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Nick JonasWatch Me

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The NationalDark Side of the Gym

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Mella DeeTechno Disco Tool

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Field Music – Count It Up

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Public Access T.V.Metrotech

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SpectorUntitled in D

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First Aid KitFireworks

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A$AP Ferg (ft. A$AP Rocky)The Mattress

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Tyga (ft. 24hrs)Mercedes Baby

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ThunderpussySpeed Queen

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Sigourney KSmall Talk

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HopsinIll Mind of Hospin

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Billy CorganPillbox

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Meek Mill Fall Thru

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Yo GottiJuice

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The ManorThe Sesh

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Django Django – In Your Beat

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Liima  Life Is Dangerous

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Robbie Williams Satellites

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God DamnI’ll Bury You

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PHOTO CREDIT: jonowhite_

Wolf AliceSanta Baby (Recorded at Strongroom Studios)

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Ed Sheeran (with Beyoncé)Perfect Duet

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JaykaeMoscow

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LoahNothing

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Queens of The Stone AgeThe Way You Used to Do

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Egyptian BlueCut Me a Hole

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MahaliaNo Pressure

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AFSHeeN x Rebecca Ferguson – Uncrazy

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PRETTYMUCH and French MontanaNo More

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Jax Jones (ft. Ina Wroldsen) – Breathe

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Catholic ActionNo Angels

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Logic & Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – Broken People

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Demi LovatoTell Me You Love Me

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PentatonixDeck the Halls

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Roy WoodsMonday to Monday

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Sasha Sloan – Runaway

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THE Faceless – In Becoming a Ghost

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The Go! TeamMayday

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U2 – Lights of Home

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Sam SmithOne Last Song

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Jessie ReyezCotton Candy

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DJDS and Empress OfLove

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OK Go Obsession

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Will HeardFallin’ 4 U

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Carlie HansonOnly One

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HonorsAll My Life

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Kane BrownFound You

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Delorentos In Darkness We Feel Our Way

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Too Close to Touch – Before I Cave In

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Louis Tomlinson – Miss You

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Bruno MajorI Think It Must Be Christmas

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N.E.R.D (ft. Future) – 1000

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Ms BanksBangs

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MiC LOWRYHave Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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Van Morrison – Let’s Get Lost

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J. Balvin, Willy William (with Anwar Jibawi)Mi Gente (Alesso Remix)

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G-Eazy and HalseyHim & I

 

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DZ DeathraysTotal Meltdown

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Yogi, DRAM and Lady LeshurrCakin’

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LissieBlood & Muscle

IN THIS PHOTO: Sigrid/PHOTO CREDIT: Apple Music

It is true there is an influx of Christmas music but, I guess the closer we get to the day, the more songs we will see – those that replace traditional, year-round subjects with festive input. The ones out there this week are not too bad, mind! I have been surprised by the quality and originality of what is on offer. We all look forward to Christmas – most of us do, anyway – but it is nice seeing that balance of conventional songs with the snow-tinted sounds of Christmas releases.

Who knows whether there will be a lot of fresh Christmas tracks next week – one assumes there will be a fair few! I know there are going to be some big releases and surprised along the way. This is what you expect from the depths and range of music: an industry that keeps you on your toes! This year has been a fantastic one for music so let’s hope this continues as we go through December…

FEATURE: The November Playlist: Vol.4: The Day After the Black Friday…

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The November Playlist Image may contain: 4 people, closeup

IN THIS PHOTO: YONAKA

Vol.4: The Day After the Black Friday…

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THIS time of year brings change and a slow transition…

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IN THIS PHOTO: Björk

as we delve into winter. The pre-Christmas releases are a mixed bag: some weeks, there are wonderful singles brimming from every crevice: other times, it is a rather disappointing fare! This week is not overflowing with great songs but there are some fantastic treats among the pack. YONAKA, Catherine McGrath and Sigur Rós join EERA, U2 and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – a fantastic combination of singles, videos and albums…

I am looking forward to the next few weeks to see what arrives. Maybe there will be a lot of Christmas songs; some interesting deviations or standard offerings – who knows what will come?! This week’s batch gives a nice assortment of genres: some big, mainstream hits and a smattering of underground treasures…

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Health x NolifeHard to Be Good

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GulpMorning Velvet Sky

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YONAKA Bubblegum

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Isaac GracieTerrified

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Little Mix Is Your Love Enough?

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Catherine McGrathThought It Was Gonna Be Me

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Young Fathers Lord

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Rae MorrisAtletico

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White RoomTwisted Celebration

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PHOTO CREDIT: Simon Wolf

Cosmo Sheldrake and BuntyMind of Rocks

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DaVidoLike Dat

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Dirty NiceIt’s Happening

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All TvvinsCrash

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Sigur Rós – frakkur: 4:01

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Jessica Agombar Two Minds

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The New CoastCaught

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THYLA – Pristine Dream

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LE BOOMDon’t Need It Now

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BANFI Caroline

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EERA – Living

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Billy RaffoulDifficult

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Van MorrisonBroken Record

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Paramore – Fake Happy

Luca  Wales

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MALUMA and French MontanaGPS

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Craig David (ft. Bastille) – I Know You

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Anitta and J BalvinDowntown

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The Golden BoyBlah Blah Shake

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Grace Mitchell – RIIICH

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James Arthur – Naked

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Sonny Yesterday’s Gone

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DrahlaSilk Spirit

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Melis – Flower

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Kodak BlackBrand New Glizzy

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One Bit and Noah CyrusMy Way

Thunder JacksonGuilty Party

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WSTRNBen’  Ova

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Benjamin Francis LeftwichBecause of Toledo

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U2 – The Blackout

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André Rieu – Jerusalem of Gold

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Kap GBig Racks

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Steel Banglez (ft. Yungen, MoStack; Mr Eazi and Not3s) – Bad

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Björk (ft. Arca) – Losss

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Black Honey Dig

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Kehlani Already Won

 

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Sports Team Stanton

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Stephanie Rainey Sorry

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Broken Witt Rebels – Georgia Pine

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Lo MoonThorns

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Frank Turner – The Road

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The ScoreMiracle

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Matt Terry – Don’t Ask

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Sufjan StevensThe Greatest Gift

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Burna BoyStreets of Africa

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Phoebe BridgersHave Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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HRVY I Won’t Let You Down

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Fort Knox

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Sia Santa’s Coming for Us

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G-EazySummer in December

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Anna LeoneI Never Really

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Two AnotherHoping You Changed

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Poppy AjudhaTepid Soul

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IN THIS PHOTO: Catherine McGrath

It is intriguing seeing all these different artists together in a playlist. I am amazed there are so many releases this close to Christmas – one assumes there would be far fewer offerings as artists prepare their moves for 2018. The big-guns like Noel Gallagher and Björk, Phoebe Bridgers and Van Morrison rub shoulders with music’s fledgeling competitors – it shows what a depth and variety there is out there!

The next few weeks are going to be very interesting and revealing. There will be the Christmas-themed songs but, as the last moments of 2017 tick; artists will want to get something into the ether – discovering what form that takes is going to be wonderful.

FEATURE: The November Playlist: Vol.3: Bliss, Beauty and Fanfare

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The November Playlist

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IN THIS PHOTO: Björk/PHOTO CREDIT: Getty/One Little Indian

Vol.3: Bliss, Beauty and Fanfare

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IT is that time of the week where we scour the releases…

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IN THIS PHOTO: Rachel Platten/PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

from new music and discover what is what! This wee; Björk has provided her second single from Utopia – in the form of the extraordinary, Blissing Me. It is another fine cut that suggests her forthcoming album will be a cracker!

In addition; there are fresh songs from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and U2; interesting tracks from Green Day and Hanson; new videos from alt-J and Rachel Platten – enough for the pickiest of listeners!

I have trawled all avenues and markets of music to bring you a comprehensive and quality collection of the finest musical confection…

ALL PHOTOS (unless stated otherwise): Getty

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PHOTO CREDITOne Little Indian

Björk Blissing Me

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsIt’s a Beautiful World

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Charles Watson No Fanfare

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U2American Soul

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alt-J Pleader

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Rachel PlattenWhole Heart

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Hanson Finally It’s Christmas

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Green DayBack in the USA

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Dream Wife Let’s Make Out

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Amanda Palmer & Jherek Bischoff Mother

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Lial Heart Scars

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Ady SuleimanI Remember

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Dashboard ConfessionalWe Fight

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Diplo (ft. MØ)Get It Right

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Hak BakerQuasar

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Fall Out BoyHold Me Tight or Don’t

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Jaden Smith (ft. Raury)Falcon

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Jessie JQueen

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KWAYE Lost in My Boots

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Maggie LindemannObsessed

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Machine Gun Kelly (ft. X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha) Home

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Miguel Pineapple Skies

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Stefflon Don and Skepta – Ding-a-Long

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Steve Angello Break Me Down

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Remy Ma (ft. Lil’ Kim)Wake Me Up

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Steve Aoki (ft. Lauren Jauregui)All Night

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Barenaked LadiesSunshine

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Cavalera ConspiracyInsane

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Charlotte GainsbourgRest

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MorrisseyWhen You Open Your Legs

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Not3s100 Degrees

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Paloma FaithKings and Queens

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Sia Candy Cane Lane

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Tokio MyersBaltimore

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Tom ChaplinMidnight Mass

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PHOTO CREDITDeborah Sheedy 

Rosie CarneyWinter

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The AcademicWhy Can’t We Be Friends?

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Forest BlakkWhere I First Found You

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Matt TerryThe Thing About Love

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PHOTO CREDITBlackprints

Olivia O’BrienTequilawine

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KAWALA Small Death

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Rhys LewisReason to Hate You

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Franc Moody Pheromones

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LauvParis in the Rain

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San HoloOne Thing

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Icarus No Sleep

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Fabiana Palladino Mystery

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Tame ImpalaList of People (To Try and Forget It)

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L DevineLike You Like That

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Moon TaxiLet the Record Play

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Tallia StormLet Me Down

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Kaleem TaylorKnow Better

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Tony LanezI Sip

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The XCERTSHold on to Your Heart

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KamilleGive More

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BLAISEDua

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Charlotte Day WilsonDoubt

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Tove Locycles

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The Wandering HeartsBurning Bridges

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Patrick WatsonBroken

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Stylo G and Junior ReidBreadman

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Bad SoundsAre You High?

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BahamasNo Wrong

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Black HoneyDig

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Fetty Wap (ft. Monty) There She Go

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TygaTequila Kisses

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Jidenna Boomerang

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De La SoulRoyalty Capes

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Borgore (ft. Bella Thorne)Salad Dressing

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Another terrific week with some sturdy and stocky musical slams to get your ears around…

We are creeping ever-nearer to December so that means there will be more Christmas-scented tracks. I know there will be the more traditional elements among them – offering that balance and relief.

Keep your ears and eyes open to see what is coming in the next week – I shall do my best from this side…

FEATURE: The November Playlist: Vol.2: When Jacky and Taylor Stepped Onto the Stage…

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The November Playlist

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 Vol.2: When Jacky and Taylor Stepped Onto the Stage…

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NOT only does Morrissey have a new single out…

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Taylor Swift’s album, Reputation, has been scoring big reviews! It seems the much-hyped U.S. Pop star has proved doubters wrong and produced one of the most compelling records of the year. Eminem has introduced a new track – Walk on Water features Beyoncé – and it is a solid and extraordinary thing. Among the singles/videos are cuts from Elvis Costello, Lucy Rose and Ghostpoet.

There are new, and intriguing, offerings from Angel Olsen and Elbow; some interesting singles from the underground; all the best and brightest videos in music – enough for everyone to get their chops into!

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Morrissey Jacky’s Only Happy When’s Up on the Stage

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Eminem (ft. Beyoncé) Walk on Water

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Angel Olsen Sans

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Somewhere Else Uh Huh

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Ghostpoet Woe Is Meee

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Baths Extrasolar

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Chromeo Juice

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Kelela Blue Light

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Gengahr Mallory

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Ashanti (ft. Ty Dolla $ign) – Say Less

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Cedric Gervais (ft. Conrad Sewell) – Higher

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PHOTO CREDITWolf James Photography

JagaraTwice

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Yungblud Tin Pan Boy

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CupcakKe  Cartoons

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Dan Croll – Tokyo

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Elvis Costello – You Shouldn’t Look at Me That Way

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Empire of the Sun – On Our Way Home

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Nick Jonas and Shania Twain – Say All You Want for Christmas

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Remy Ma (ft. Lil Kim) – Wake Me Up

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Jae Stephens Someone Else

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Sheppard – Coming Home

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Vistas Retrospect

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Sia – Snowman

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Adam FrenchThe Rat

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Taio Cruz (ft. French Montana) – Row the Body

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Harper Radical Love

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Tokio Myers – Children

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Gina KushkaPrayer

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The Wombats – Lemon to a Knife Fight

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Babylon A.D. – Tears

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Pussy RiotPolice State

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The Corrs – Dear Life

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Easy Life Pockets

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The Dark Element – The Ghost and the Reaper

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Not3sNotice

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Evanescence – Hi-Lo

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Greta Van Fleet – Flower Power

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VeraNobody Else

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PHOTO CREDITLars Johnson Photography

Santa Cruz – River Phoenix

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Pale WavesNew Year’s Eve

 

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Callum Beattie Miracle

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Bastille Wold Gone Bad

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Luna Bay Little Amsterdam

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Lucy Rose End Up Here

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WALK THE MOON – Kamikaze

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PHOTO CREDIT: Rosaline Shahnavaz

The Magic Gang Alright

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Sigrid Strangers

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San ScoutHold Fire

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PHOTO CREDITZoe Rain Photography

Ed Sheeran Perfect

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Jerry WilliamsGrab Life

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Jennifer Lopez  (ft. Wisin)Amor, Amor, Amor

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SHY Martin Good Together

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PHOTO CREDIT: Matthew Sprout (for Interview Magazine)

ALA.NINot Coming Home

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Nothing but Thieves Particles

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PHOTO CREDIT: Anna Teeter

Kevin KrauterReckless

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TygaNigga Wit Money

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Elbow Golden Slumbers

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Tee GrizzleyWin

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Lil’ KimTook Us a Break

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Pnau Go Bang

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Jidenna Boomerang

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PHOTO CREDITMuffadal Abbas

Maisie Peters Birthday

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Tom Chaplin 2,000 miles

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NF Let You Down

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Keith Urban Female

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Harry Styles Kiwi

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Liam Payne Bedroom Floor

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Taylor Swift Call It What You Want

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IN THIS PHOTO: Morrissey

I am pleased there is a nice blend of big releases and great lesser-heard artists. That is the case reach week but, in Morrissey and Taylor Swift, there are two titans – from different corners of music – showing what they are made of. I hope this pace and explosion continues through November: a fantastic month so far – that looks set to get stronger and more exciting.

It is edging close to Christmas but, so far, there have not been too many awful seasonal songs – that might all change! I am enjoying the array of music and the wonderful albums; unexpected songs and arresting videos – as this week’s bountiful selection shows!

FEATURE: The November Playlist: Vol.1: I’ll Call It How I See It…

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The November Playlist

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Vol.1: I’ll Call It How I See It…

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IT is quite an interesting…

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week for music. There are some big releases from Taylor Swift, U2 and Gorillaz; some terrific offerings from RAYE, JONES and Young Fathers – a real stack of brilliant tunes. This is the first Playlist of November so it would be unavoidable were I to mention words like ‘sparkler’, ‘banger’ and ‘fireworks’ – I shall dispense from such easy punning. What I do know is there are enough solid songs for everyone to get their teeth into.

I am not sure how the rest of this month will play out but I am confident there are going to be a lot of great songs – as we head towards Christmas. Of course; the end of the year sees us all besieged by Christmas songs: just as well November is providing traditional, reliable and non-cheesy music for the masses…

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Taylor Swift – Call It What You Want

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U2 (ft. Kendrick Lamar) – Get Out Your Own Way

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Raye (ft. Mr Eazi) – Decline

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Patawawa What You Want

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SlowdiveDon’t Know Why

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Young Fathers Lord

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Gorillaz (ft. Little Simz) – Garage Palace

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Sia Santa’s Coming for Us

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Mark Lanegan Emperor

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Saint Raymond We Are Fire

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Something Like a Monument The Fawn

The Oh Sees Nite Expo

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PHOTO CREDITRobbie Jay Barratt – Photography

Marsicans Throw Ourselves In

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Waaves & Culture Abuse Up and Down

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Benjamin Booker Believe

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Eves Karydas There for You

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PHOTO CREDITMaclay Heriot

Portugal. The Man Live in the Moment

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N.E.R.D. and Rihanna – Lemon

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5 After MidnightTalk

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David Guetta and Afrojack (ft. Charli XCX) – Dirty Sexy Money

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JONES – Something Bout Our Love

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Frank Carter & The RattlesnakesSpray Paint Love

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Jake Shears – Creep City

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Goat Girl Cracker Drool

Katie Melua – Fields of Gold

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Miguel – Told You So

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Pinegrove – Intrepid

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HopsinWitch Doctor

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IDERBody Love

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Vance Joy – Like Gold

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Billy Bragg – The Sleep of Reason

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Chris Brown – Roses

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Young FathersLord

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Ace Hood3 Bless

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Josh Groban – Silent Night

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Kelsea Ballerini – Unapologetically

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Lil’ KimTook Us A Break

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Tokio Myers Angel

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Maroon 5 – What Lovers Do (ft. SZA)

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Yungblud – I Love You, Will You Marry Me

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Nico and Vinz Listen

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To Kill A KingSpiritual Dark Age

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FolamiFour to the Floor

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SURLean Back

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Madison BeerSay It to My Face

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Island ClubIrresistible

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HEXGene Kelly

 

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Grace VanderWaalJust a Crush

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MansionairAstronaut (Something About Your Love)

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FeistHey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye

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Robbie WilliamsRun It Wild

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Nick J. D. HodgsonSuitable

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Emeli Sandé and GiggsHigher

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Dave and Mo StackNo Words

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Sam Smith – Burning

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Ride – Pulsar

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Matthew and the AtlasNo Dreamer

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Bleek NoirLast Night I Saw Myself with the Animals (And the Animals Ate Themselves)

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Richard WaltersNervous Energy

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RivitaW.T.L.I.G. R.M.X.

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Ella MaiNaked

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Pop EvilWaking Lions

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Blake SheltonAt the House

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Tom MischMovie

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dodieYou

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Freya RidingsLost Without You

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Quite a bumper crop for the most refined and educated musical taste buds! That said; there is a mixture of mainstream gems and some intriguing underground slices – what you’d expect from a Playlist selection. I will continue to delve deep and ensure next week’s selection is as ripe and rewarding. It is down to fireworks displays and bonfires we head this week.

Ensure you are careful and take good caution when attending events – stay safe and warp up warm!