The Barometer: Bob Dylan; Grizzly Bear; Corneile; Sliimy; Stornoway; Deerhunter
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Friday 01 May 2009
Bob Dylan, Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
A tasty blend of blues, rumba-rock and Tex-Mex accordion from the new album: Dylan brings Chicago to New Orleans, then takes them both across the Rio Grande.
Grizzly Bear, While You Wait For The Others
A hit of vivid and dreamy folk-rock, surging to uplifting, heart-swelling harmony.
Corneile, Man Of This World
A thoughtful slant on acoustic soul that's smoother than a Werther's Original.
Sliimy, Wake Up
This exuberant piece of summer pop went to No 2 in France. They might have got it right.
Stornoway, On the Rocks
Five charming minutes of jittery, melodic folk from this Oxford five-piece.
An art-rocking revelation from their Weird Era Contd. album – you'll instantly want to hear it again.
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Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
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Grace DentChannel 4 show proves there's no app for happiness
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
- 2 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 3 US? China? India? The 10 biggest economies in 2030 will be...
- 4 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
Better Call Saul creator Peter Gould on the creative concerns of a prequel, season 2 and the mind-numbing realities of the small courts
Britain's Got Talent 2015: RSPCA investigating Marc Metral's miming dog after cruelty complaints
Doctor Who film will definitely happen, leaked Sony emails reveal
Glastonbury 2015 tickets: How to make sure you’re successful in Sunday's re-sale
The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has leaked – watch
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
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
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling