“Anna Wintour” (Video) – Azealia Banks

Jean-Luc-Godard once said “All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.” Using that same logic… all you really need is a warehouse and a good set of tits. This video for “Anna Wintour” has both. It definitely gets better half-way through. The song is rather conventional for her until the middle section, which displays a bit of that old Banksy fire. Is this self-exploitation or a celebration? Who knows? Provocateurs provoke. That’s their job. So, in that sense, this is a success. #issabop

issabop-hashtag2

Listener score:

“Run Into You” – Leland

Screen Shot 2018-05-25 at 4.26.22 PM

It’s great when a songwriter turns out to be as good as the artists he’s writing for. “Run Into You” is some goooood pop. Leland has really glowed up the last couple years. He was out playing shows in Europe with Kim Petras this weekend…our two favorites. Check em out! #issabop

issabop-hashtag2

Listener score:

“Sleepwalking” – Elderbrook

Screen Shot 2018-05-25 at 4.25.17 PM

Electronic music is always best when there’s a little extra melody in it. The best Calvin Harris or David Guetta songs have this quality to it and so does “Sleepwalking” by Elderbrook. This get’s our blood flowing and our bodies pulsating. Sleepwalking is a serious problem, though. Stay safe y’all! #issabop

issabop-hashtag2

Listener score:

“Girl” – Donna Missal

Screen Shot 2018-05-25 at 4.27.16 PM

The purest talent of the week by far. “Girl” has a directness that might even make you uncomfortable, but that’s a good place to start. Chorus of the week! It’s got us all fucked up and in our feelings! Also, you may think it’s about a sour relationship but it has a twist in the middle when it turns out to be about sister power. #issabop

issabop-hashtag2

Listener score:

“Toast To Our Differences” – Rudimental ft. Shungudzo, Proteje & Hak Baker

Screen Shot 2018-05-25 at 4.26.59 PM

Positive vibes, positive energy, YES PLEASE! This one sounds like your roommate that just tried ayahuasca for the first time and she wants you to have honest interactions with her and not get upset if she’s late with the rent this month because you were late that one time before and you owe her, but it’s all in a positive way. It’s ok, she forgives you! Sure, she’ll go back to being a total B tomorrow, but enjoy her ayahuasca trip while it lasts! #issabop

issabop-hashtag2

Listener score:

“Cuando Tú Quieras” – J Balvin

Screen Shot 2018-05-25 at 4.24.38 PM.png

The Spanish language is crazy. It’s like they have another word for EVERYTHING. This is a job for Google Translate! Without looking it up, the lyrics to “Cuando Tú Quieras” are probably about cheap hotels in Baja, tequila and sex. #issabop

issabop-hashtag2

Listener score:

“Boomin’ In Your Jeep” – Crystal Fighters

Screen Shot 2018-05-25 at 4.26.40 PM

Crystal Fighters are idiosyncratic and underrated. Too bad this one’s a little more down the middle. Their earlier songs that sound like someone doing meth with an unstable girlfriend while on a rollercoaster have a level of excitement that this one just ain’t up to. You’ll get ’em next time, gang! #issaight

issaight-hashtag.png

Listener score:

Up ↑