The Barometer: Mumford and Sons; Brian Wilson; Mary J Blige; Jay-Z featuring Drake; Visitor; Trailer Trash Tracys
Friday 28 August 2009
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.
elephant appealThe first 23 lots in our charity auction have now gone. But there are 22 more still up for grabs
The battle for control of Stieg Larsson's £30m legacy
Geoffrey Macnab does not like the comedian's big screen debut
Look beyond the usual shows for the best festive telly
Michelle Nijhuis' daughter insists (s)he is, and she learnt a valuable lesson on gender in books
newsFormer soldier taped 33 of the animals to the floor and then stamped on them one by one
Arts & Ents blogs
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
- 1 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 2 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 3 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 4 Cycle death inquest: Boyfriend hugs driver of 32 tonne tipper truck that killed his girlfriend
- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police
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