The Barometer: Paul Weller; John Grant with Midlake; The Besnard Lakes; Dirtmusic with Tamikrest; The Fall; Dolly Parton

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Paul Weller Moonshine

The track that kicks off the best album of Paul Weller's career is an invigorating slice of feelgood UK R&B.

John Grant with Midlake I Wanna Go to Marz

The dreamiest melody of the week, perfect for Grant's childhood sweetshop reverie. Willy Wonka would love it.

The Besnard Lakes Albatross

Atmospheric build up to euphoric guitars and brass, it's the stand out track on their new album Are the Roaring Night, recorded on a mixing desk owned by Led Zeppelin.

Dirtmusic with Tamikrest All Tomorrow's Parties

Velvet Underground classic provides unexpectedly fertile ground for this meeting of Aussie-American indie-rockers and Tuareg desert-bluesmen.

The Fall Bury Pts 1 + 3

Rumbling rock and withering jaundice from Mark E Smith, who is near his best here.

Dolly Parton I Will Always Love You

Dolly's tender original before Whitney Houston's overwrought version.

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