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The XX – Islands

Islands" is a song recorded by English indie pop band The xx for their self-titled debut studio album. Written by band-members Jamie Smith, Oliver Sim, Romy Madley Croft and then-member Baria Qureshi, "Islands" is a dark and simple indie pop track. It also contains influences from house music and features instrumentation from guitars and synthesizers. Croft and Sim, who provided vocals in the track, sing about themes related to loyalty and love. "Islands" was released on 26 October 2009 as the third single from the album by Young Turks in 7-inch single and digital download formats. In March 2010, the song was re-released as a 12-inch single. View More The XX – Islands
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Kanye West – Ultralight Beam

“Ultralight Beam” is a plea, a confession, an anointment. It is gospel music that’s hollowed out. There is a choir and an organ, but they sound alone, as if transmitting from an empty heaven. Other voices tangle with faith in a time when God can seem most alive through the destruction of zealots; Kanye prays for Paris. Almighty death and inexplicable persecution cast shadows over this song, lingering in its empty spaces—these forces shape the stray glimmers that manage to break through. View More Kanye West – Ultralight Beam
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Beyonce – Formation

Beyonce creating work that speaks to an audience like "Formation " that might not receive the sort of mainstream, visually and sonically-enticing wisdom that Bey has perfected. This reality has never been more evident than on “Formation,” her latest off-kilter, even downright weird trap track that dropped on Saturday afternoon. View More Beyonce – Formation
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60 East x Confidence – What I’m Saying

After discovering each other on Pandora, West Coast Artist 60 East and East Coast Producer Confidence collaborated on this song.The song would later become the Bonus Song off 60 East's 10,000 Hours Project and the first video released to promote the project. On top of cranking out neck-snapping beats, Con has also been setting aside time to continue running the School of Confidence, as well as keeping his ears and eye out for new talent. View More 60 East x Confidence – What I’m Saying
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Rihanna – Higher

Rihanna - Higher is a song about the desire for late-night sex and companionship so urgent that it actually feels like a song about how much it hurts to have a Humvee back over your leg. And that is because Rihanna gives so much of herself in the vocal booth that it feels like she might pass out. The song is yet another masterful piece of work from No I.D., whose late-career résumé at Def Jam is threatening to eclipse his golden-age rap bona fides at this point. He builds a track that sounds like a soul revue sliding off a collapsing stage, a wandering violin doodling random shit in the background. This song is two minutes long, but it is a complete transmission from someplace more louche and heartbroken and painful than our world. View More Rihanna – Higher