The Barometer: Alicia Keys; Bryn Terfel; The Soft Pack; Brett Anderson; The Mountain Goats; X-Ray Spex
Friday 06 November 2009
Alicia Keys Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart
Ms Keys experiments with Eighties electro for this stunning uptempo ballad.
Bryn Terfel Sono Lo Spirito Che Nega (Mefistofele)
Rarely can the Devil have been portrayed with quite such maniacal relish as on this standout track from the Welsh baritone's Bad Boys collection.
The Soft Pack Answer to Yourself
The catchy new single from the smart Californian pop-rock-garage band.
Brett Anderson Summer
The former Suede star's newfound tranquil existence is epitomised by this track from his cinematic, folk-inspired third solo album.
The Mountain Goats Genesis 3:23
One of America's great neglected songwriters, John Darnielle imagines he's a ghost in his own house on the jauntiest tune from a Bible-themed album.
X-Ray Spex Oh Bondage, Up Yours!
A stand-out hit on the punk act's upcoming live album.
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
tv Singer could become the most unlikely star of Westeros
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Grace DentChannel 4 show proves there's no app for happiness
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 2 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor are reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 3 Katie Hopkins has just written a piece so hateful that it might give Hitler pause – why was it published?
- 4 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
- 5 Cancel Sky at your peril: man spends 96 minutes in chat but fails to get rid of service
Britain's Got Talent 2015: RSPCA investigating Marc Metral's miming dog after cruelty complaints
Star Wars 7: George Lucas admits he hasn't seen The Force Awakens trailer
Star Wars: Rogue One trailer: Watch the teaser for the Jedi-less Death Star heist film
Avengers: Age of Ultron: 'After credits' scene leaks online
Kevin Spacey's successor at The Old Vic promises a more low-key approach
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate