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.
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 2 Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
The Jump 2015 line-up: Joey Essex, Mike Tindall, Jodie Kidd and co take to the slopes
Game of Thrones: Grey Worm actor Jacob Anderson is all for more male nudity – as long as he can keep his clothes on
Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' goes viral 35 years later
Martin Scorsese 'in shock and sorrow' after death on set of new film Silence
The secret joke hidden in Silence of the Lambs' most famous line
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia