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LIAM GAL­LAGHER You Bet­ter Run ★★ Warner

Dur­ing the 1998 World Cup, the English foot­ball squad hatched a plan to re­lieve the bore­dom of train­ing camp life by sneak­ing as many cheesy song ti­tles as they could into TV in­ter­views. (“You won’t get any care­less whis­pers out of me,” Gareth South­gate told one BBC pre­sen­ter, when asked about team se­lec­tion. “We’re danc­ing on the ceil­ing, Bob,” Alan Shearer gushed af­ter their open­ing vic­tory etc etc.) On his de­but solo al­bum, an­other 1990s throw­back, Liam Gal­lagher ap­pears to be play­ing a sim­i­lar game. “An­gels gimme shel­ter,” he sings here. “Cause I’m about to fall/And it’s all gone hel­ter skel­ter.” As a lyri­cist, he may run­ning on empty. But as a madlibs con­tender, well, he’s danc­ing on the ceil­ing, Bob . . .

TOVE LO Disco Tits ★★★ Is­land

On the lead sin­gle from her forth­com­ing Blue Lips al­bum, Swe­den’s most out­ra­geous pop star swears on a kids’ TV show, per­forms sex acts with a pup­pet, get in a bar-room punch-up and . . . You know what? I can’t even de­scribe the rest of this video in a fam­ily news­pa­per. Clearly, go­ing on tour with Cold­play changes a per­son.

KELELA LMK ★★★★ Warp

On the lead sin­gle from her ac­claimed de­but al­bum Take

Me Apart, Ethiopian-Amer­i­can R&B artist Kelela spends three and a half min­utes ask­ing her ca­sual fling to clar­ify whether or not he plans to come over (the ti­tle stands for “let me know”), while si­mul­ta­ne­ously pro­fess­ing not to care ei­ther way. Which is like that episode of Friends where Mon­ica wants to sound breezy around her ex and ends up leav­ing him a phone mes­sage declar­ing, “I’m breezy”. Sorry, but that’s not how it works.

DUA LIPA New Rules (Don­ald Trump Remix) ★★★

This mash-up of Don­ald Trump singing Dua Lipa’s smash hit may amuse you (if he hasn’t blown up the world by the time this goes to print).

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