The Barometer - 01/01/10
Friday 01 January 2010
The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
The heartfelt title track from the latest album by these Carolina bluegrass hipsters.
jj - Ecstasy
The Swedish ambient pop-makers return with their third LP and a UK tour, supporting The xx, in March; until then, we'll make do with this stunning slo-mo take on rave and hip-hop from last year's jj n° 2 album.
The Maldives - Time Is Right Now
The Seattle nine-piece kick up a country-rock storm.
Yeasayer - Ambling Alp (Memory Tapes remix)
This sunny remix of the band's current single will keep us sated until their new LP arrives in February.
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
The original and best version of the R'n'B classic, included on the soundtrack of Nowhere Boy.
Orange Juice - Rip It Up
"Rip it up and start again," declared Edwyn Collins and company in this new-wave classic from 1983. The perfect motto, perhaps, for a new year and a new leaf.
Glastonbury Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform with Paul Weller as their warm-up act
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Rihanna's Met Gala dress took one Chinese woman 2 years to make, was reduced to omelette meme in 2 seconds
- 2 Qataris pledge to expand Canary Wharf
- 3 #JeSuisEd: People share photos of themselves eating awkwardly in solidarity with Labour leader
- 4 Women think Irish men are the sexiest, survey finds
- 5 Florida couple forced to register as sex offenders for having sex on public beach
Penny Dreadful, series 2 episode 1, review: It is still gloriously silly
Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to replace Jeremy Clarkson and co
Eurovision 2015: What date and time is the song contest and who are the favourites to win?
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
Indiana Jones sequel confirmed by Lucasfilm - but will Harrison Ford return to the franchise?
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
General election live: Booths open at 7am across the country on polling day