The Barometer: White Denim; Dizzee Rascal; Alela Diane; Oumou Sangare

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White Denim I Start to Run

Breakneck, virtuoso garage-punk-funk possessed of an itchy urgency bordering on sheer panic.

Dizzee Rascal Bonkers

A sure-fire dance anthem for the summer, or we've all gone bonkers.

Alela Diane White as Diamonds

This comfortingly plaintive acoustic gem, with its stunning cello refrain, is just beautiful.

Oumou Sangare Wele Wele Wintou

A polemic against forced marriage sung over an insistent and funky fusing of traditional and modern instruments.

Sonic Youth Sacred Trickster

New York's "radical adults" still have more energy and ideas than most young pretenders.

Speech Debelle Go Then, Bye

Rising MC serves up a luscious original with incredible lyrics.