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.
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 2 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 3 The 'sex selfie stick' lets you FaceTime the inside of a vagina
- 4 Why you're almost certainly more like your father than your mother
- 5 Westboro Baptist Church couldn't picket Leonard Nimoy's funeral because they didn't know where it was
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests