The Barometer: Wu Tang Clan; Morning Benders; Florence and the Machine; Local Natives; Marissa Nadler; Cachao

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Wu Tang Clan Early Grave

Full of soul samples and lyrical aggression, this previously unheard song unearths a rhyme by ODB – from a new LP of heretofore unreleased Wu Tang tracks.

Morning Benders Excuses

Here, the Californian band come across like an upbeat Calexico as produced by Phil Spector. A good thing.

Florence and the Machine Dog Days Are Over

Florence took the best album gong at the Brits this week, and this remains the record's standout song..

Local Natives World News

The band tour the UK shortly and this is a breezy, harmonic singalong from LA's answer to the Fleet Foxes, or should that be Vampire Weekend?

Marissa Nadler I Love My Man

The US singer's new song is a dreamy country ballad.

Cachao Cachao's Guiro

The great Cuban bassist died two years ago but his music still has the power to bewitch, as on this sublime track of dancing polyrhythms, jazz and vocal chants.

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