In this week's new releases, or at least the ones that have popped up on Spotify:

  • The pleas­ingly strong Ariana album's out today, even though most of it's already been out. 'Touch It' is one of our favourite tracks.
  • With 'Couldn't Believe' Broods give the distinct impres­sion that they're going through the motions until a huge chorus storms into view and the song — as well as life itself — makes a lot more sense.
  • Sigma and Take That have recorded the most Tory dance track of the decade.
  • Tegan & Sara under­whelm.
  • Martin Solveig and Tkay Maidza under­whelm.
  • M.O do their best.
  • Craig David doesn't do his best.
  • Phoebe Ryan follows the dis­ap­point­ing 'Chronic' with the under­whelm­ing 'Boyz n Poizn'. In some ways it's a relief that we can finally take someone off our unman­age­ably large Promising New Solo Female Singers spread­sheet, but it's still a bit sad. Let's see what the next single's like.

We didn't include 'Kula Shaker', apols.

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