The Barometer: Deerhunter; The Glass; Michael Jackson; Clipse; Beck; Tom Waits
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Friday 03 July 2009
Deerhunter Game of Diamonds
From their latest EP 'Rainwater Cassette Exchange', this song sees the Atlanta art-rockers turn acoustic for a haunting and sparse ballad.
The Glass I Wanna Be Dancin'
A simple chorus line, house piano and electro bleeps : propulsive dance music from the Berlin/New York duo.
Michael Jackson Cheater (demo)
Recorded in 1987, this largely unheralded gem somehow failed to make the cut on Jackson's 'Bad' album.
Clipse Eyes On Me
Pharrell and Keri Hilson guest on a teaser from Clipse's forthcoming new record, Til The Casket Drops, but it's the tune that makes it stand out.
Beck Waiting For My Man
Beck's online covers project continues apace with a discordant, skewed take on the Velvet Underground.
Tom Waits Ice Cream Man
As we all melt in the heat, Tom Waits' sprightly crooning from 1973 is just the ticket.
TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre