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.
An enlightening finale for Don DraperTV
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 JK Rowling horrified by Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis's raunchy photoshoot
- 2 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 3 Georgia Army veteran arrested for breaking window to save dog has charges dropped
- 4 New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group
- 5 Melissa McCarthy's brilliant response to one sexist question posed to her on the red carpet by a male reporter
Cannes Film Festival rejects women from red-carpet screening of pro-LGBT romance 'Carol' for not wearing high heels
Game of Thrones rape scene criticised as 'disgusting' by US senator Claire McCaskill who says she's 'done' with show
Beyonce angers fans by pouring expensive champagne into hot tub in Nicki Minaj 'Feeling Myself' video
Love, Cannes film review: Visceral brilliance sets Gasper Noé drama apart from standard porn
Game of Thrones: 10 most controversial moments amid beheadings, blood and incest
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Labour leadership: Battle lines are drawn as members battle over party's ideology at first hustings of the contest
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland