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Chairlift

Turning

Chairlift

Turning

Breathtaking, ethereal shoegaze pop. This won't leave your head for days...

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Julia Holter

In the Same Room

Julia Holter

In the Same Room

Sensitively ornate and beguiling ace from Holter's latest album.

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Sunless '97

Heaven Below

Sunless '97

Heaven Below

Impeccable dream-pop produced by rising star, Kwes.

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Jesse Ruins

In Icarus

Jesse Ruins

In Icarus

Opiated confection from this hotly tipped group.

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Bullion

What Does She Know

Bullion

What Does She Know

Incredibly infectious Balearic pop

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Family Portrait

Dark Roast

Family Portrait

Dark Roast

The Underwater Peoples make a surprise and very successful change of direction.

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R Stevie Moore

Love Is The Way To My Heart

R Stevie Moore

Love Is The Way To My Heart

Maverick MOR with a trippy after effect

Cake
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SANDRO PERRI

Love & Light

SANDRO PERRI

Love & Light

The ever-idiosyncratic Sandro Perri nods to classic Tropicalia

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Psychic Dancehall

He Hit Me And It Felt Like A Kiss

Psychic Dancehall

He Hit Me And It Felt Like A Kiss

Punchdrunk synthpop cover of Phil Spector's S&M classic

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Dirty Beaches

True Blue

Dirty Beaches

True Blue

Melancholic reminiscence of faded/jaded '60s pop

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Die Jungen

Just A Dream

Die Jungen

Just A Dream

Genuinely haunting harmonies with Lychian overtones

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Sad Souls

Truest Assurance

Sad Souls

Truest Assurance

Mind-drift drone-pop bliss

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Cough Cool

Stolen

Cough Cool

Stolen

Introspective ace for late night bedrooms and deserted nights

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MASHA QRELLA

I Want You To Know

MASHA QRELLA

I Want You To Know

Classic Berlin pop from an utterly classic album.

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 Tracks: Parallel Pop”

Dreamy, gauzy pop is in the spotlight this week, from sly covers to '60s-inspired songcraft to wistful '80s themes, taking in sun-soaked Balearic bop, sophisticated composition and even a cheeky medley. Swoonfuls of magical, sugary bliss from Chairlift, Julia Holter and Sunless '97 set the mood for Bullion and Family Portrait's sun-happy Balearic pop, while Ariel Pink's mentor R Stevie Moore does his innate MOR thing and Sandro Perri summons a classic Tropicalia influence. Psychic Dancehall share an uncanny taste for the bittersweet side of '60s pop with Dirty Beaches, Die Jungen, and Sad Souls, leaving Cough Cool with Masha Qrella to represent evergreen Indie and pop from unique perspectives.

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On 28 Mar 00:53 Gareth Hughes said:
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“flac”

Is it not possible to buy the 14 tracks in FLAC format??

cheers,
g

On 28 Mar 22:13 Raphael Riedl said:
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“Play All”

Again a great selection but please, please, please add a play-all-tracks button!!!

On 30 Mar 12:24 David Allison said:
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“Finally, some sunlight in 14 Tracks”

I love the idea of 14 tracks, and I love plenty of diverse dance music of all kinds, but I have to admit that I've found the selections of the last 6 months increasingly alienating. I feel like if you're not a fan of a particular niche record label or of some random offshoot of dubstep, there's little for you here.

This wonderful selection is such a return to form and surely a reminder to the Boomkat/14 tracks crew that a little more diversity in their choices of genre would really help those of us who want a little more sunshine in our music.

More please!