The Barometer: White Denim; Dizzee Rascal; Alela Diane; Oumou Sangare
Friday 24 April 2009
What's hot on our playlist...
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.
GlastonburyWI to make debut appearance at Somerset festival
TV reviewIt has taken seven episodes for Game of Thrones season five to hit its stride
FilmPalme d'Or goes to radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 'Cheeky' Nando's under fire for apparently coming onto a customer on Twitter
- 2 Playboy model April Summers speaks out about being a victim of revenge porn
- 3 There is something wrong but very right about this Bible illustration
- 4 iPhone 'effective power' text: how to be safe from iOS bug that lets people crash your phone
- 5 Man jumps into bear pen at zoo, fights bear and loses
Jay Z's Tidal could be about to lose Beyonce's music in ultimate humiliation
Royal Academy of Arts' Tim Marlow: Bronze statue of lovers embracing at St Pancras station is a lesson in 'how not to do' public art
Britain's Hardest Grafter: Petition set up as Twitter reacts to BBC 'poverty porn' series pitting low-paid workers against each other
Britain's Got Talent 2015: Jamie Raven divides Twitter as fans expose mind-boggling magic trick
Big Brother contestant Aaron Frew removed from house for 'inappropriate behaviour' after flashing fellow contestants
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote