The Playlist: Frank Ocean / Katy B ft. Jessie Ware / Sufjan Stevens / Phosphorescent / Depeche Mode / Wimps / Metz
Fake Plastic Trees
The Odd Future man delivers a warm, atmospheric version of Radiohead's melancholic hit. Ocean's trademark croon hits all the right notes.
Katy B ft. Jessie Ware
Part-homage to the late R&B star, part dissection of the artists' own semi-obsessive talent-envy. A smart and interesting tribute featuring Jessie Ware.
Chopped and Scrooged
The indie icon has gathered together a host of big names, including Das Racist and Kitty Pryde, to appear on this Christmas mixtape.
Song for Zula
Matthew Houck returns with more deliciously fragile pop. 'Pitchfork' called this song "stunning"; high praise for a high quality track.
Enjoy the Silence
This week the band announced their 13th studio album will be released in spring. Band members are comparing the LP to their 1990 'Violator' album.
Featuring members of Partman Parthorse and Meth Teeth, this Seattle trio make high-octane bubblegum punk.
Twenty two years after Nirvana left the label, Sub-Pop are still putting out excellent fuzzy punk tracks.
After giving gay film R-rating despite no sex or violencefilm
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians