EOIN BUTLER's guide to downloads, singles and free audiostreams


Little ThingsSyco

In which Harry, Niall, Bungle, Zippy, George & co. compile a creepily detailed list of their beloveds’ physical flaws (wrinkles, dimples, fat thighs and the fact that she has to squeeze to fit into her jeans - since you ask), whilst simultaneously insisting that said imperfections don’t bother them in the slightest. Who the hell wrote this song? Justin Lee Collins?


Bitch BadAtlantic

On this track from his Food Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 album, the socially conscious Chicago rapper joins the dots between the racist blackface tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries and the cartoonish depictions of African-American culture in the work of contemporary artists like 50 Cent and Nicki Minaj. As broadsides go, this is ham-fisted but persuasive.


Cleaning Out My ClosetIsland

The 21-year-old New York rapper takes on the old Eminem number and lays her shitty childhood toe-to-toe against his. Only an idiot would pick a fight they can’t win and Raee’n Wahya, clearly, is not an idiot. I won’t go into the NSFW details, but this is a harrowing listen.


We Found Love

Eleven-year-old singer Rob and 16-year-old rapper/ guitarist Shyand (aka HarriBo), apparently from Celbridge, Co Kildare (although this has not been confirmed), have racked up almost a million YouTube hits in a week, with this version of the Rihanna hit.



According to Pitchfork, Abel Tesfaye’s latest offering borrows from The Smiths’ Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want “so subtly... you might not even realise it’s there.” In truth, he’s lifted the chorus from that song pretty much wholesale. Short of donning a quiff and NHS spectacles, it’s hard to see how he could have been much more obvious.

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