The Playlist: Kanye West / Dan Boden / Autopsy
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
Blood On The Leaves
Taken from new album ‘Yeezus’, which leaked earlier in the week, “Blood” is a musically brilliant but ethically-confused track. In angrily comparing his struggle to keep ex-girlfriends apart to apartheid, West is either being deliberately provocative, or unbelievably stupid.
Taken from the Berlin-based DJ’s forthcoming debut LP, this track is wonderful, warm electro-pop.
Mangled Far Below
It’s rare for death metal to feature in The Playlist, but a new release by genre legends Autopsy is always a noteworthy event.
Following support dates with some of the most exciting new guitar bands in the country, this lo-fi psych/garage band, above, signed to the equally exciting RIP Records. This is their debut release on that imprint.
Fat White Family
Cream of the Young
One of the creepiest songs of recent years, the Manson Family obsessives mix elements of The Fall with stripped-back country balladeering.
Schoolboy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar
Rap’s hot duo reunite on this slick, sparse brawler. A must listen for hip hop fans.
MusicThe band accidentally called Londoners the C-word
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Film More romcom than S&M
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Comedy...to show her mastectomy scars
TVNetflix gets cryptic
TV review A moving film showing kids too busy to enjoy their youth
Books Not even a Man Booker prize could save Richard Flanagan from a nomination
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Lee Evans announces his retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
- 2 John Smid: Former leader of US ‘gay cure’ group has just married a man
- 3 These grandmas smoking weed for the first time are wonderful
- 4 Pastafarian former porn star Asia Lemmon allowed to wear colander in driving licence photo
- 5 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
Lee Evans announces his retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
Willow and Jaden Smith talk duality of apples, holographic realities and the melancholia of the ocean in incredible New York Times interview
The earliest known Arabic short stories in the world have just been translated into English for the first time
Winnie the Pooh banned from Polish playground for being 'inappropriate hermaphrodite'
Paul Robeson: The story of how an American icon was driven to death to be told in film
'Muslims pre-date Columbus in discovering America,' says Turkish president Erdogan
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds Kent seat
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Former Tory PM Sir John Major says 'we would not have an NHS without migrants'
G20 summit: David Cameron warns Vladimir Putin that Russia's relationship with the West is at a 'fork in the road' over Ukraine
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track