THE TUNES ON RE­PEAT IN THE Q OF­FICE THIS MONTH.

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ROBYN MISS­ING U

It’s been eight years since Robyn’s last record but this comeback sin­gle shows she’s still a mas­ter at squeez­ing eu­pho­ria out of un­easi­ness. Miss­ing U is an elec­tro-pop an­them that sounds like it’s mov­ing in el­e­gant slo-mo. Out: now, on Konichiwa.

MAG­GIE ROGERS GIVE A LIT­TLE

Mary­land’s Mag­gie Rogers got her big break when Phar­rell Wil­liams’s fan­dom of her 2016 track Alaska sent it vi­ral. This cut from her sec­ond al­bum hones her mod­ern take on folk-pop, with wist­ful melodies, Tim­ba­land­style beats and warm, sooth­ing synths. Out: now, on Poly­dor.

WAXAHATCHEE CHAPEL OF PINES

Over four al­bums, Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutch­field has qui­etly per­fected a del­i­cately bruised strain of in­die rock. Lat­est EP Great Thun­der is up with her best work, with this highlight fea­tur­ing lit­tle more than her sadly af­fect­ing vo­cals. Out: now, on Merge.

MAC MILLER HURT FEEL­INGS

J. Cole’s claus­tro­pho­bic beats and Dev Hynes’s trippy, soul­ful pro­duc­tion provide a dreamy back­drop to the Pitts­burgh rap­per’s stark as­sess­ment of his men­tal health on this gem from his fifth LP. Out: now, on Warn­ers.

MATTHEW DEAR BUNNY’S DREAM

Texan Matthew Dear has made a ca­reer out of seda­tive techno in­fused with ar­rest­ing hooks. This opener from his new LP is seven min­utes of hyp­notic, psy­che­delic beats that leave you pin­ing for seven min­utes more as soon as it ends. Out: now, on Ghostly In­ter­na­tional.

THE VIAGRA BOYS SPORTS

If Swedish punks The Viagra Boys’ mu­sic is rem­i­nis­cent of The Stooges, then singer Se­bas­tian Mur­phy makes for a very pass­able Iggy. Sports has him drawl­ing through a list of ma­cho ac­tiv­i­ties, as he works him­self up into a frenzy of de­ranged howl­ing. Out: 28 Septem­ber, on Kobalt.

PAUL McCARTNEY COME ON TO ME

Macca’s 25th postBea­tles al­bum is full of the sort of melodies and bass runs that have de­fined his ca­reer. The ami­able chug of Come On To Me shows that even in his mid- 70s, no one does it bet­ter. Two thumbs aloft! Out: now, on Capi­tol.

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN THE KILLING MOON

The Bunnymen rework tracks from their back cat­a­logue on their new al­bum. This re­boot of their 1984 hit pitches it as a pi­ano-led, stringladen bal­lad, let­ting Ian McCul­loch’s stir­ring vo­cal take cen­tre-stage. Out: 5 Oc­to­ber, on BMG.

THE BETA BAND IN­NER MEET ME

Taken from the quar­tet’s The Three EPs, reis­sued next month, In­ner Meet Me sums up their odd bril­liance. What sounds like a rou­tine acous­tic ditty on one hand is a mind-melt­ing tan­gle of sam­ples on the other. Out: 14 Septem­ber, on Be­cause.

PHOSPHORESCENT NEW BIRTH IN NEW ENG­LAND

Ge­or­gia’s Matthew Houck makes ex­pan­sive in­die-rock in no rush to get to its des­ti­na­tion. The sum­mery swag­ger of this new sin­gle sug­gests that, seven LPs in, Houck may have fi­nally reached his. Out: now, on Dead Oceans.

Robyn: a “mas­ter of squeez­ing eu­pho­ria out of un­easi­ness.”

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