The Playlist: Frank Ocean / Kylie and Jason / Teengirl Fantasy / Jake Bugg / Matthew Dear / Champion / Stefan Melbourne
Music's man of the moment posted a full stream of new LP 'Channel Orange' last week. This gorgeous confessional is a stand-out, and perfectly complements the tone of his much-covered 'coming out' blog.
This first teaser from the dance duo's second album, 'Trancer', is a well-crafted slice of psychedelic electronica.
Cinematic lyrics and a Woody Guthrie-esque, world-weary voice; no wonder this 17-year-old folk-punkster is being compared to early Bob Dylan.
Infectious pop that crackles with pure melancholy. The Michigan-based singer has been around a while, but his latest album may well see him break into the mainstream.
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Only in My Dreams
A glistening 12-string guitar dominates Pink’s latest release, which moves casually from Byrds-esque 60s pastiche, to a fully formed modern pop song.
House-influenced grime released on the Butterz imprint – a label right at the forefront of the genre's resurgence.
A Place To Hide
The lead track from Melbourne's debut EP is a tough but wistful number, borrowing heavily from folk, country and Americana.
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 3 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 4 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
- 5 New route to Mars could make manned mission much cheaper and easier
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Game of Thrones season five: First preview clip shows a beardy Tyrion, a moody Cersei and a distressed Arya
Christmas TV guide 2014: The best shows to watch from Doctor Who to Downton Abbey
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food