The Playlist: Jay -Z / Pond / Chvrches
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
All the Tired Horses
The 10th instalment of Dylan's Bootleg Series is to focus on 1969-71 – an awkward, experimental time that saw Bob pen a number of critically panned but artistically rich tracks.
Featuring Mike Posner on vocals, this is a rich, bombastic track with an emphasis on a thick, heavy drum hook. DJ Boaz Van De Beatz also appears.
End of Time
Haunting and ethereal, this track is one of the best we've heard in 2013. Ellen Murphy's voice is gorgeous throughout.
A dark critique of playing in a modern band, “Wave Forms” is both brutally honest and full of mystery. Islands can expect more critical acclaim.
This North Carolina native (above) makes hook-laden guitar pop that is charming and sophisticated.
T-Model Theme Song
Ford didn't record until 1997, but his death last week marked a significant point in blues history. He was a contemporary of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
TVJamie's Sugar Rush reveal's campaigning chef's new foe
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 2 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?
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
Three million books were judged by their covers - this is what happened
The Gamechangers trailer: Daniel Radcliffe stars in GTA movie
Joan Aiken: Today's Google Doodle celebrates life of British fantasy novelist
Photographer captures the beauty and intensity of his girlfriend giving birth at home
Jamie’s Sugar Rush, TV review: Defeated by school dinners, Oliver takes on a new enemy
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
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?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees