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

  • There's a lot of very clever, very tasteful and ulti­mately very boring pop music around at the moment but Galantis are one of the few acts whose tunes sound they were actually fun to make. 'Love On Me' is another 'Peanut Butter Jelly' reima­gin­ing but 'Peanut Butter Jelly' was amazing, right? Right.
  • The Weeknd releases the second best 'False Alarm' of 2016.
  • Busted have turned into Daft Punk with a great song that includes the line "she's optim­istic about the future of her planet".
  • My's 'White Water' and Tigertown's 'Papernote', both of which we premiered yesterday, are still com­pletely brilliant, all these hours later.
  • The new series of The Apprentice starts next week; its theme, ori­gin­ally a hit for totally dead orchestra-botherer Sergei Prokofiev, forms the backbone of the new single by seasoned pop­por­tun­ist Robbie Williams.
  • Eden xo's 'El Barrio' is smart and amazing.
  • It's hard to know where the Nathan Sykes homaga­thon fits in on the 2016 pop landscape but it deserves to find its place because it is, at the end of the day, a great little song.
  • Niall's song is a terrible-on-paper­/ac­tu­ally-rather-lovely-in-real-life affair.
  • There's a new Solange album out today but we haven't had a chance to listen to it yet.
  • ??? David Guetta has taken Charlie & Eddie's legendary ancient­banger 'Would I Lie To You', killed it with repeated blows to the head, thrown it in the bin and driven that bin off a cliff.

We didn't include 'Two Door Cinema Club', apols.

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