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Chaps, it looks like Madonna’s made a very good pop song

Posted by Popjustice on Nov 28 2014 at about 07:33

Well there was always a chance the new Madonna stuff would be really good and it’s starting to look like she might have pulled it off. We know this sort of talk is deeply irresponsible but if you give this just-leaked snippet of ‘Rebel Heart’ a bit of a listen…

…is it too much of a stretch to say you can hear a nod to ‘Call The Shots’ and a nod to ‘With Every Heartbeat’ and a nod to Madonna’s best (or second-best depending on your mood) album, ‘American Life’, ie three of the best pop things of the last twenty years?

Let’s explain using science:

rebel-hert-triangle

This single could be really good, right?

Five newish songs, at least one of which is really amazing

Posted by Popjustice on Nov 26 2014 at about 16:38

CRASH!

Samantha Jade is a former X Factor Australia ‘champ’ and she chucked this perky, Meghan Trainor colour palette-stealing video, for new single ‘Sweet Talk’, on YouTube a few days ago. Popstars in the UK don’t release this sort of music very often but it’s a jolly little number, don’t you agree?

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BANG!

This is ‘Lips Like Wine’ by TIO. They’re from Canada. “We make music,” they say in an email that they probably sent to everyone, “from a self feeding wellspring of churning, purple and black waves which says; “you could sit there, or stand, but we are invoking THE invitation, it is open, swaying and dropping. Movement and memory are the goal, together, lips like wine”.”

Coincidentally we gather that’s exactly what Cheryl had in mind with ‘Crazy Stupid Love’.

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WALLOP!

You might know Karin Park as one of the names behind Margaret Berger’s still-amazing ‘I Feed You My Love’. You may not care what she’s done before and you may simply want to enjoy this dark and delicious gloompop belter in its own right. That is your choice and, however you choose to proceed, we do not wish to stand in your way.

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CRASH AND BANG!

A few people have been in touch (thanks chaps) about this new single from Stockholm Syndrome, that amazing girlband (now a duo) who we wrote about a few times in the past, and whose incredible ‘Pretty Girl’ somehow ended up on a Cheryl Cole hairstuff advert back in April. ‘Kalabalik’ isn’t exactly a classic, but it makes for breathtaking listening all the same.

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BANG AND CRASH!

Ekkah are called Rebekah and Rebecca (amazing), their new EP’s out this week and this is the best song on it. It’s quite likeable, even if – presumably intentionally – it’s largely uneventful. (You don’t want to scare off the blogs, do you?) Ekkah are managed by the same team as Plan B, Tom Odell and Jess Glynne so don’t expect them to turn into Mini Viva any time soon but they should keep you happy if you find JUCE a bit on the exciting side.

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OH SOD IT

Here’s Mini Viva.

What. A. Banger.