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Readers review this week's album
Last year's collaboration with Scarlett Johansson was probably more aesthetically pleasing, but music fans will likely be more excited by Pete Yorn's latest hook-up with Frank Black, aka Black Francis.
Readers review this week's TV drama
Loss, hope and clarity: it's the new sound of 'The Suburbs'
While others have self-destructed or fallen by the wayside, psychedelic pop visionaries the Flaming Lips are still going strong after 25 years. Their frontman Wayne Coyne tells Craig McLean why, if his band stick to natural highs, toys and fancy-dress costumes, they'll never turn into 'assholes' like Arcade Fire
Better luck this time for the Age of Aquarius
Winners – ahead of Arcade Fire, no less – of Canada's equivalent to the Mercury Prize, Patrick Watson (it's both a band and a person) follow up 2007's Close to Paradise with another crystal clear collection.
Tricky second-album syndrome? These boys take it in their stride