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Week 26 Music List

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Fraser McAlpine | 10:16 UK time, Sunday, 1 August 2010

Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
Two Door Cinema Club - You Are Not Stubborn
REM - Superman
Magic Wands
- Black Magic
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
Fox Sing Abroad (courtesy of BBC Introducing) - Lost In Rome
Taken By Trees - Sweet Child Of Mine
Basement Jaxx - Day Of The Sunflowers
Basement Jaxx Featuring Yo Majesty - Twerk
Spice Girls - Wannabe
The National - Runaway
Example - Kickstarts
Coldplay - The Scientist
LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great

And here's the Spotify version.

This week has been a no-contest, no-rounds, no-question knockout from the start.

Superman by REM is better than almost all music ever. So even though the Taken By Trees twee-pop cover of Sweet Child o' Mine is brilliant, even though Coldplay's The Scientist changed almost all (grownup) pop music forever, and even though Example, Basement Jaxx and LCD Soundsystem are the dark beating heart of every amazing disco you've ever been to, Superman wins. Superman always wins.

Don't believe me? Try sitting down with a friend and working out the harmonies.

You: "I am..."
Friend: "I am..."
Together: "I am Superman, and I know what's happening."

I'm telling you, it's not possible to have more fun that this. Even kryptonite can't stop it.

But if there's even the thinnest chance that I might be wrong, I want to hear about it. Which is your favourite Cut song this week?

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