The Barometer: Joanna Newsom; Matthew and the Atlas; Dry The River; Broken Bells; Gorillaz; Fryderyk Chopin

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Joanna Newsom Baby Birch

This delicate, harp-led track from her new album Have One On Me is nine and a half minutes of pure melancholy. But you still won't want it to end.

Matthew and the Atlas I Will Remain

A foot-stamping bluegrass number from this up-and-coming folkie's forthcoming To The North EP.

Dry The River No Rest

This alt-country outfit are playing a show for Black Cab Sessions at Kilburn's Luminaire on 1 April.

Broken Bells The High Road

Rousing opener on the debut LP from Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) and James Mercer of The Shins.

Gorillaz Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach

Snoop Dogg adds great, laid-back vocals in the early exchanges of the long awaited new Gorillaz record.

Fryderyk Chopin Fantasie Impromptu in C sharp minor

Monday marked the 200th anniversary of the Polish composer's birth, so a good moment to revisit one of his beautiful piano impromptus – composed in 1834.

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