The Playlist: Lana Del Rey / The Flaming Lips feat. Erykah Badu / John Cale / Beck / Saint Etienne / St Vincent / Sonny & the Sunsets / LA Vampires feat. Octo Octa
Lana Del Rey
Dominated by the same glamour that drove "Video Games", "Carmen" finds Del Rey on fantastic form – from its sultry lyrics to its barely there hip-hop beat.
The Flaming Lips feat. Erykah Badu
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
A powerful, ultra-slow take on the old folk song. Dark, brooding and atmospheric.
Perfection (Actress' Reflection Mix)
Actress remix the former Velvet Underground man to perfection. Arty, abstract and industrial.
A gentle reworking of the 1928 folk-blues ballad. The crackle in Beck's voice is heartbreaking.
The indie veterans dabble in 1990s pop on this slick new single.
A heavy fuzz-punk track containing all the ruthless brutality of the street drug it is named after.
Sonny & the Sunsets
Pretend You Love Me
This country-tinged ballad is reminiscent of early-1970s Dylan, or a less tortured Townes Van Zandt.
LA Vampires feat. Octo Octa
Octo's synths dominate on this trippy house track.
TV Jungle security stepped up after murder and 'suspicious death' near to camp
Jeff Fletcher found fame in 1990s
'At times I thought he was me'film
Review: One Direction, Fourmusic
Review: The World of Ice and Firebooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 I'm A Celebrity 2014: Jungle security stepped up after murder and 'suspicious death' near to camp
- 2 Black Friday 2014: Opening times for Asda, John Lewis, PC World, GAME and Argos
- 3 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 4 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 5 Jeremy Hunt: 'I took my children to A&E because I didn't want to wait for GP appointment'
Jurassic World trailer: Chris Pratt stars in full-length trailer with Bryce Dallas and Ty Simpkins
I'm A Celebrity 2014: Jungle security stepped up after murder and 'suspicious death' near to camp
Zoella: YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg's debut novel set to become bestseller
Nightclubbing with Richard Young: The story behind his latest book of celebrity photographs
Naked free runner captured in breathtaking photographs above London's streets
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police