The Music Roundup Week 24: Black Lives Matter and Music

10 Songs on Repeat: 1. Robert by Jockstrap with Injury Reserve (2020)- The recent wave of glitchy, noisy and challenging pop music that is sweeping the music world has continued with British duo Jockstrap's excellent new EP Wicked City. The best track for me on this mini collection is the bass-driven, highly abstract and multifaceted Robert, which also just…

The Music Roundup Week 23: Radiohead Ranked

10 Tracks on Repeat: 1. Spells by Backxwash (2020)- A fast-paced, spooky and downright catchy experimental hip-hop meets horrorcore number off the female rapper's menacingly engaging new LP God Has Nothing to Do With It Leave Him Out of It.  2. Grounds by IDLES (2020)- I doubt an album announcement in 2020 has got me as…

The Music Roundup Week 22: Dealing with Musical Burnout

10 Tracks on Repeat: 1. ooh la la by Run the Jewels (2020)- Coming at the opportune time, alternative/experimental hip-hop duo Run the Jewels have come through with an excellent surprise release. The highlight of the stacked LP is lead single ooh la la, a straightforward yet thrilling rap banger complete with some great verses and thumping…

The Music Roundup Week 18: Underground and Unknown: A Guide to Musical Cult Classics

10 Songs on Repeat: 1. There Must be More Than Blood by Car Seat Headrest (2020)- The Will Toledo led band's latest project is an ambitious and enjoyable sonic left-turn from their typically scrappy, guitar-oriented indie rock. There Must be More Than Blood plays out like a combination of anthemic Bruce Springsteen and the slow-burning electronica of…