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The Official Chart for March 20

I’ve compiled all the tracks I’ve mentioned this week into a mixcloud track, which you can listen to through the player above, and follow along with the post, I guess? The first track is the new Carly Rae Jepsen! Specifically, one of two new tracks from the new Japan-only remix album. “First Time” is great, could easily have been a track from Emotion, except that the extra-punchy synths are more reminiscent of Kiss. The other new track, “Fever,” is less immediately striking, but the lyrics are wonderful (“well that could work but I’m still hot for you”); the remixes are mostly whatever, although there’s a good disco version of “Your Type.” Read more↴

The Official Chart for March 13

The only problem with the version of Miguel’s “Waves” that adds Kacey Musgraves is that now I’m going to be disappointed when Musgraves’s next album isn’t wall-to-wall Prince-gone-country sex jams. Read more↴

The Official Chart for March 6

Beth Orton’s releasing a new album, and apparently it’s going to be a return to the more electronic sound of her early work, which is very exciting. The lead single isn’t exactly exciting, it’s more of a slow burn; but the more I listen to it, the more I like it. Read more↴