With Oscars two weeks away, what better way to spend the week than reviewing a track sung by Ryan Gosling that I can imagine baritoning out of Stephen Merritt’s mouth? Better faux Magnetic Fields than a Moana empowerment theme treacly enough for a welfare queen. Best is “No Heart,” which I’ve cooled on but does what it can with spareness.
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21 Savage & Metro Boomin – No Heart (7)
Sage the Gemini – Now & Later (7)
Yasutaka Nakata ft. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Crazy Crazy (6)
Slowdive – Star Roving (5)
Goldfrapp – Anymore (5)
CLC – Hobgoblin (5)
Auli’i Cravalho – How Far I’ll Go (4)
Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone – City of Stars (4)
Lil Uzi Vert – You Was Right (3)
Gorillaz ft. Benjamin Clementine – Hallelujah Money (3)
Missy Elliott ft. Lamb – I’m Better (3)
Young Fathers ft. Leith Congregational Choir – Only God Knows (3)
Gabrielle Aplin – Miss You (2)