The Barometer: The Low Anthem; Alan Pownwall; Donae'o; Neil Young; Jay-Z; Yoko Ono
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Friday 12 June 2009
The Low Anthem Charlie Darwin
This week's natural selection, a haunting paean to evolutionary debate, sung in other-worldly falsetto.
Alan Pownwall Clara
This jaunty acoustic pop single from the London-based Pownall is only to be released as a limited-edition 7in, but it's on his Myspace page, too.
A melodic cut that sways on the right side of UK funky.
Neil Young Out on the Weekend
Prepare for Young's festival appearances with this exquisitely laid-back opener to the classic Harvest.
Jay-Z DOA (Death of Auto-Tune)
In which our hero returns to save rap from Auto-Tune vocals.
Yoko Ono The Sun is Down (Cornelius mix)
Bleeps reign in a track mixed by Japanese musical polymath Cornelius. She returns with her Plastic Ono Band on the "Don't Stop Me!" EP.
BBC Trust agrees to axe channel from TV in favour of digital moveTV
Final Top Gear reviewTV
FestivalsFive ways to avoid the portable toilets
Jurassic WorldThe results are completely brilliant
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 David Cameron refers to 83-year-old Labour MP Dennis Skinner as 'Jurassic Park'
- 2 iPhone 7 (or iPhone 6S) leaked pictures show similarities to older model — but Apple is fixing the biggest issue of all
- 3 Russell Brand condemns moment of silence for Tunisia attack victims as 'minute of bulls**t'
- 4 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
- 5 Alwaleed bin Talal: Saudi Prince to donate entire $32bn fortune to charity
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS