Notes on this week’s new releases:
- The whole Post Precious thing is shaping up rather nicely, right?
- This week, for the third song in a row, CHVRCHES broke the most sacred and some would say only rule of New Music Friday, with Never Say Die appearing yesterday. Yesterday, you may recall, was a Thursday. This may have been adjusted to accommodate Good Friday but the band’s behaviour will not be tolerated in the future.
- The Digital Farm Animals, Shaun Frank and Dragonette song starts off sounding like an actually-quite-good Chainsmokers song and ends up — obviously, considering the involvement of Dragonette — being amazing.
- The Hayley Kiyoko album’s out today! It is good!
- The Kate Nash album’s out today! It’s better than a 2018 Kate Nash album has any right to be!!
- The Kasey Musgraves album’s out today! It’s… Well, it seems to be going down well; bit fucking boring though let’s be honest!!!
- Lady Gaga‘s version of Your Song is very ‘Lady Gaga doing Your Song’.
- Look there’s no easy way to say this but Loleatta Holloway’s Love Sensation gets some sort of ‘treatment’ every couple of years and in 2018 the honour has fallen to Flo Rida, who’s turned it into a sort of happy-rappy Daft Punk song. That description actually makes it sound really good but words, readers, can be deceiving.