The Barometer: Mumford and Sons; Brian Wilson; Mary J Blige; Jay-Z featuring Drake; Visitor; Trailer Trash Tracys

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Mumford and Sons Sigh No More

This typically stirring tune is the title track of the future folk stars' debut album, which lands on 5 October.

Brian Wilson Heroes and Villains

The Beach Boys' creative genius is back in the UK next week. His revamped version of this classic track outclasses even his old band's original.

Mary J Blige Stronger

All hail to the Queen of hip-hop soul for offering up a stirring dose of rhythmic inspiration.

Jay-Z featuring Drake Off That

In which our hero takes on the blowhards of American right-wing media, Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh.

Visitor Los Feeling (Monsieur Adi Remix)

Fashion student, remixer and producer Monsieur Adi provides a fresh look at an already fantastic track from prospective Australian indie-dance stars Visitor.

Trailer Trash Tracys Candy Girl

The up-and-coming London trio's debut single is a brilliant slice of woozy guitars, hazy vocals and noise pop.