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.
TVBBC hopes latest Danish import will spell success
tvU2’s latest record has been accused of promoting sex between men
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Which country would be hardest to invade?
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 3 Royal baby girl born: Duchess of Cambridge's second child will be a princess thanks to Queen
- 4 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want
- 5 Teen suffers embarrassing wardrobe malfunction in front of deputy PM
Daredevil, Netflix, TV review: Marvel wins first fight in bid for television domination with Charlie Cox's superhero vigilante
London art exhibition features portrait of Iraqi migrant shot dead in Iraq after being refused UK asylum
Grace Dent on TV: Peter Kay's Car Share made me genuinely LOL
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
London Marathon: Best running songs from Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar to 'Uptown Funk'
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns