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

  • You'll find a number of excellent artists working to about 78% of their abilities.
  • Laleh is not one of those artists.
  • Emeli Sandé is not one of those artists.
  • JP Cooper, who did the singing bits on 'Perfect Strangers', has got a song called 'September Song'. It's September! It's inter­est­ing isn't it that JP Cooper's new song sounds more like 'Perfect Strangers' than any of his previous releases. Almost as if he got one sniff of a hit and cheerily jet­tisoned his sonic per­son­al­ity. Champagne all round!
  • Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake have coved 'True Colors', which is a shame.
  • Aloe Blacc has covered 'Billie Jean', which is a racket.
  • KSI has covered 'Jump Around', which is as bad as you'd expect.

We didn't include 'The Lumineers', apols.

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