The Barometer: The Phoenix Foundation, Alicia Keys, Rain Machine, Rolling Stones, Animal Collective, and The Muppets
What’s hot on our playlist
Friday 27 November 2009
The Phoenix Foundation
New Zealand psych-rockers find the missing link between Ennio Morricone and Pink Floyd.
Alicia Keys Dreaming
A soulful, luscious cut from the singer's forthcoming album, The Element of Freedom.
Rain Machine Smiling Black Faces
The solo album by TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone has been out for a few months but we keep returning to this stirring and stunning ballad about racism in America.
Rolling Stones Wild Horses
Their 1971 mellow ballad is soon to be troubling the charts following a reissue on digital format.
Animal Collective What Would I Want? Sky
Not content with making one of the best albums of 2009, they're back with an EP, "Fall Be Kind", another gorgeous expression of their ever-evolving sound.
The Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody
Yes, the puppets have done their own unique take on the Queen epic. See it on YouTube. It's just fantastic.
Listen to this week’s free playlist on Spotify at www.independent.co.uk/mixtape
Game of Thrones
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Three-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jewish children told 'the non-Jews' are 'evil' in worksheet produced by London school
- 2 Moscow voted the world's unfriendliest city
- 3 The excuses your boss is most likely to believe when you call in sick
- 4 I'm pansexual – here are the five biggest misconceptions about my sexuality
- 5 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
The real reason Eddie Redmayne was cast as a trans woman in The Danish Girl
JK Rowling announces Harry Potter's son is starting at Hogwarts
Idris Elba is ‘too street’ to play 007, says James Bond author
Loose Women poll asking if rape is 'ever a woman's fault' sparks backlash
Akram Khan: Choreographer says dance is 'as important as maths and being a doctor'
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches, it's time to act
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up