Steve Coogan complete box set
The perfect Christmas present. Put in your requests for the 14-disc box with all Coogan's comic alter egos.
Heavenly Planet Festival
Hooray for the first all-weather music festival, twinning Reading with Italy's sunny Palermo. Booking now.
Joan as Policewoman
The alt-country star and Rufus Wainwright are a winning combination on her gorgeous new piano-led single "To America".
...and what's not
Another TV talent contest; another nail in the coffin of British indie music.
The panto factor
Gareth Gates (in Joseph), Graham Norton (in drag in La Cage aux Folles) and Justin Lee Collins (in Chicago) all to be catapulted into West End musicals this January? Really.
X Factor one-year-on albums
Clause in contract means last year's second and third couldn't release albums until now. Rhydian, Same Difference, same week. Nooo.