Notes on this week's new releases:
- Josef Salvat (who returns this week with Modern Anxiety, a song whose video you should watch on your mobile telephone): WHAT A MAN, WHAT AN ARTISTE, WHAT AN ENTITY.
- No idea why The Rubens have made a totally brilliant pop song, possibly an administrative error but here we are.
- Charlotte Lawrence has this week's best song title: God Must Be Doing Cocaine. Quite Magnetic Fieldsy, as songtitles go. And that's probably it, isn't it, when you look at the state of the world these days. God is just absolutely of His tits. (God does not exist.)
- Krystal Klear, who should produce the next Pet Shop Boys album, as well as everything else by everyone else, has a new EP out today and Entre Nous is the bangingest song on it.
- By 'next Pet Shop Boys album' I mean the one that's out after the one that's out next year. The latest song from that is in this week's playlist and it's full-on pensive. (Actually, thinking about it, Entre Nous is a very PSB song title. GET KRYSTAL KLEAR IN THE STUDIO WITH NEIL AND CHRIS NOW.)
- Not sure how I feel about the 'collaborashawn' (oh dear) version of Taylor's Lover, a Q4 streamchase reswizzle sort of diminishes the directness and purity of the original but I appreciate that in the current 'pop' 'ecosystem' this sort of objection is a bit of a cloud yell.
- Vita Bergan suffers from exactly the same problem as Lilla Vargen. Not a musical one — they're both quite good — but because of the simple fact that it's impossible to see either of their names without feeling the compulsion to bellow "HEY! TOUCHED FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME".