Clean Bandit

Best Of 2021: Songs In Alphabetical Order by Artist Through September 30th

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2021

ask me because I know about these things

*MARINA RETURNS* with Clean Bandit + Luis Fonsi ⚡️?⚡️

By admin | November 2, 2018


UK Top 10 Singles 7-27-18 – 8-2-18

By Iman Lababedi | July 29, 2018

a sounder investment than Facebook

UK Top 10 Singles 7-20-18 – 7-26-18

By Iman Lababedi | July 21, 2018

like comparing ancient Greece to the USA

UK Top 10 Singles 7-13-18 – 7-19-18

By Iman Lababedi | July 14, 2018

Then they lost to Croatia

UK Top 10 Singles 7-6-18 – 7-12-18

By Iman Lababedi | July 6, 2018

nice first week for Drake

UK Top 10 Singles 6-29-18 – 7-5-18

By Iman Lababedi | June 29, 2018

a James Blunt type character waiting for Ed Sheeran

UK Top 10 Singles 6-22-18 – 6-28-18

By Iman Lababedi | June 22, 2018

Grace Chatto and Jack Patterson are really terrific


By Alyson Camus | April 2, 2018

 Alice Bag Band has a record release party at the Echo on Saturday

UK Top 10 Singles 12-23-16 – 12-29-16 (Christmas Edition)

By Iman Lababedi | December 24, 2016

one lame Christmas single

UK Top 10 Singles 11-25-16 – 12-1-16

By Iman Lababedi | November 25, 2016

We are officially in the age of the single

UK Top 10 Singles 11-11-16 – 11-17-16

By Iman Lababedi | November 13, 2016

like winning the lottery

Clean Bandit Working With Elton John

By admin | April 20, 2016

Dance group Clean Bandit say they have been in the studio with Sir Elton John

UK Top 10 Singles 5-3-15

By Iman Lababedi | April 26, 2015

A slightly below average week with plenty of immensely shruggable music, majoring with Major Lazer, though even Clean Bandit, a band you’d think would always be a joy on the charts, dollop up more of the same. Disappointing without being a big shocker.

10 Songs: Monday, July 21st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 21, 2014

She Wolf – Shakira – Around about here, Shakira seemed seeped in the possibility of being a major pop artists as well as a pop star, but it all became too much and she imploded. This song is a pop art stroke she couldn’t ever follow up – A

Best Songs Through June 30th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 1, 2014

380 songs make up my best of 2014 so far, but if I hear a better song than “Leave Your Love” this year it wil be a miracle, a torchy swoony dream of adoration and disassembled love which makes much more sense when now Smith has come out as a homosexual.

Must See: Clean Bandit At Webster Hall In September 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 28, 2014

In a live setting strings and two turntables and a microphone plus guest singers should be entirely uniquely and different and I believe it should work, especially if they get Jess Gwynne to visit with them. She is a wonderful and soulful singer and she really helped the band sell this great pop landscape track.

rock nyc's Top 10 Songs Week Of June 23rd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 27, 2014

Good week for heavy instruments, Bassnectectar, Clean Bandit, Phish, Eno + Hyde and Mastodon all released very strong music. Particularly Eno + Hyde, whose “Lilac” is better than anything on the album and especially the two note strum through the last three minutes. The best three minutes of the week.

10 Songs: Monday, June 23rd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 23, 2014

A&E – Clean Bandit – After the success of “Rather Be”, I figured this classical plus EDM band were gonna be great but the New Eyes was a disappointed except the more you listen the less it is and the violins on this song are so great the track grows into a monster – A

10 Songs: Saturday, June 21st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 21, 2014

Country Song – Happy Mondays – Originally called “Some Cunt from Preston” and not much of a shocker why the they changed its name, the Madchester monster band sounds ahead of its time even today: a blues beater with heavy heavy beats – A

10 Songs, Friday, June 6th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 6, 2014

All By Myself – Dave Alvin And Phil Alvin- Old fashioned in the best sense, this Big Bill Broonzy song is the definition of country swing as blues pop tone; the brothers trade off lines very well even as they contradicts the words! – B+

Be Here Now: Snap Shot Reviews Of New Albums 6-3-14

By Iman Lababedi | June 3, 2014

Miranda’s best album since Crazy Ex-Girlfriend isn’t EVEN that much better than any of her others or her work with Pistol Annies or God knows her husband Blake’s “Good Ol’ Boys”. This is as good as country gets in 2014, the only dog the Carrie Underwood duet on this otherwise a sublime collection of songs – ALBUM OF THE WEEK –

UK Top 10 Singles, May 31st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 26, 2014

Two new songs here, yet to be released in the US, promise mountains for the modern soul sounds of the UK. “Stay With Me” is as great as the beautiful voiced soul singer Sam Smith gets and this is not simply quite possibly his best song yet, it is also his potential big time US breakthrough. “Extraordinary” is no “Rather Be” but it is still damn good.

10 Songs, Thursday, May 15th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 15, 2014

Rather Be Cash Cash Remix – Clean Bandit – One of the biggest songs of the year gets bigger with the pop DJ duo Cash Cash superb remix, it’s like listening to the song on steroids with House-y zoom effects on the track and Jesse’s vocals going through the roof – A

UK Top 10 Singles 4-19-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 14, 2014

This is a good chart, nice mix of stuff and best of all is the battle to be the next One Direction. I thought it was a shoo in for 5 Seconds Of Summer, but maybe The Vamps will beat em to it. Certainly “Last Night” is the best boy band song since “Kiss You”.

UK Top 10 Singles 4-5-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 31, 2014

The Duke Dumont remixing of Whitney famous Parton track is excellent but 5 Seconds Of Summer are the most perfect case of product management ever. Social media savvy beyond belief, the Aussie boy band opened for 1D last year and have been poised to break through the moment they release their debut EP. OnDuke Dumont Tuesday here.

UK Top 10 Singles, March 22nd 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 17, 2014

The lamest UK chart of the year, this is repetitive samey mainstream dance oh and I am really really sick of Pharrel’s song and Pixie Lott is the most iirtating popstar out there. Man, what a bummer

UK Top 10 Singles 3-8-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 3, 2014

Foxes (aka Louisa Rose Allen) is yet another DJ’s discovery, this time Zedd discovered her and this song is her second hit. The album is dropping May 12th, though whether we get it, and whether we care, is a subject of some debate.

rock nyc's Top 10 Songs Through February 28th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 1, 2014

I decided to get smart and leave “Best Songs Of 2014” as an essentially list of faves by release date and add another list of just clear up the top ten, maybe top 20 by the end of the year songs in order of preference. Welcome to yet another list!

UK Top 10 Singles 2-22-14

By Iman Lababedi | February 17, 2014

Zedd is wonderful modern EDM with Hayley handling the lead, Clean Bandit leads the year as far as hit songs in the UK go, Katy B is a fascinating intro to the new album, Pitbull and Pharrell we know by now but they are both excellent. Wow, England rocks (or at least dances)

UK Top 10 Singles, 2-15-14

By Iman Lababedi | February 11, 2014

I wonder why the UK single charts is so much more interesting than the US? Not just the superb “Rather Be” which should break big over here at some point, but the extremely soulful Gorgon which hits me as though while the US is having an emo revival, the UK is back with Northern soul.