#5. Lady Gaga – Enigma
Ultimately, I think there is only so much Gaga I can take in at any one point in time. I’ve currently hit my limit. Between Engima and Stupid Love a few weeks ago, I’m probably set for the next year or so.
#4. Boston Manor – Plasticine Dreams
I could throw this song into any grunge mix of the 90s/early 2000s and it wouldn’t be out of place at all. Treble Charger, Sum 41, Boston Manor, Bush… it fits perfectly.
#3. Jayee – Lie To You
Top three tracks this week are all tied for #1. Too close to call. Starting with Jaycee’s rnb banger that has one hell of a post-chorus-pre-verse… hook? I don’t really know what to call that.
#2. Mariah The Scientist – RIP
This one completely came out of nowhere. I think it was retweeted by an artist I follow on Soundcloud. The new Kehlani (which isn’t even fair to Kehlani… she’s still in her prime!). Excited to see where Mariah The Scientest goes.
#1. Dornik Feat. Taylor Graves – You Got It
More Dornik because that’s what everyone needs in their life right now. Smooth, ear-pleasing R&B jams. His newest album is so so good. He best not take another five years to give us new music after this drop!! Can’t wait that long again.
#5. Yuksek Feat. Breakbot & Irfane – The Only Reason
The French connection is real. French legends Yuksek & Breakbot re-unite (along with Irfane, who may also be a French legend but not as known to me so infinite apologies if this is my bad) on Yuksek’s newest album drop. This track really brought me back. When I first started blogging years and years ago, Sebastian Tellier was one of the very first artists to be heavily marketed as someone to feature from promoters. I eventually caved, and boy was I glad I did. He was fantastic, and opened up my eyes to the world of French DJs. Breakbot and Yuksek have both been heavily featured in my shuffle playlists ever since.
#4. Roddy Ricchy Feat. Ty Dolla $ign – Bacc Seat
The Roddy Ricch tour continues (and finishes) with Bacc Seat, featuring the man who is featured in basically every hip hop track ever, Ty Dolla $ign. Still blasting this album daily. So good.
#3. Benji Lewis – Fast Forward
Benji Lewis has always had a voice that demanded attention. However, this may be the first track that has felt really mature… a sound that belies how long he’s been around. Also I’m a sucker for a good falsetto… so there’s that.
#2. Sza & Justin Timberlake – The Other Side
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I mean ok, this song is great. It’s fun, danceable, catchy… really it’s just a nice time. But what is JT doing. Why is he exclusively making music for unusual movie soundtracks. Can we just have a new album please and thanks. (but legit, nice track).
#1. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love
Lady Gaga has really cemented herself as the new generation’s Madonna. This track just screams Madonna to me, and frankly it’s a brilliant track. I’ve never been a huge Gaga fan, but I can recognize quality when I hear it.