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Sheryl Crow "Feels Like Home" (Warner Bros)

Album: Adela Diane, About Farewell (Rusted Blue)

Acoustic American folk in which a divorce is reflected upon and other historical lovers are waved farewell.

Earl Sweatshirt makes a powerful return

The Playlist: Clean Bandit / Earl Sweatshirt / The Vaccines

The songs that are hot on our playlist this week

Nick Allbrook, of Pond: 'Most of the music I love is made by awful musicians'

Fantasy band: Nick Allbrook, Pond

'Most of the music I love is made by awful musicians'

Watch out for the Petty thieves at festivals

This weekend's Lovebox festival will shine the spotlight on the risks that musicians and DJs take when performing in front of tens of thousands.

David Bowie in the video for 'Valentine's Day'

David Bowie returns with sedate video for new single 'Valentine's Day'

Legend takes a less controversial tone, after God-baiting video for 'The Next Day'

Neil Hannon: 'I settled on Nile Rodgers; he's the coolest man alive, really...'

Fantasy band: Neil Hannon, The Duckworth Lewis Method

'I settled on Nile Rodgers; he's the coolest man alive, really...'

Album review: David Lynch, The Big Dream (Sunday Best)

The familiar Lynchian tropes are evident throughout this second solo album from the auteur director. What's not here, though, is the craft and the sheer peculiarity that might make The Big Dream more listenable.

Album review: Mayer Hawthorne, Where Does This Door Go? (Stones Throw/Island)

Blessed with a clear, warm voice that soars on choruses to a pure high-register croon, and all-round instrumental skills to rival Stevie Wonder, Mayer Hawthorne is a blue-eyed R&B prodigy admired even by those whose crown he threatens, such as Justin Timberlake.

Album review: Buika, La Noche Más Larga (Chusma)

The Mallorcan singer goes a bit more uptempo on this, her sixth album, and it’s a welcome move.

Album review: MG Boulter, The Water Or The Wave (Harbour Song)

It’s a long road to anywhere from the Essex Delta. The good thing about Boulter – whose second solo album away from the Lucky Strikes this is – is that he’s intent on the events of the journey rather than on what awaits at the end of the A13.

Album review: Terje Rypdal, Melodic Warrior (ECM)

A multi-part suite commissioned by the Hilliard Quartet, Melodic Warrior offers a marriage of Terje Rypdal's tense guitar and the Bruckner Orchester Linz under Dennis Russell Davies. Built around Native American texts, it opens with a high-pitched tone and coughing, before a swell of cellos and rumbling percussion herald the Hilliards' entry.

Album review: Hebronix, Unreal (ATP)

The latest project of former Cajun Dance Party and Yuck songwriter Daniel Blumberg, Hebronix finds him marrying his natural pop melodic sensibilities to quixotic rock arrangements rooted in American indie modes.

Album: Mavis Staples, One True Vine, Anti-

She won a Grammy in 2010 for her last collaboration with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. You get Grammys for uplift. But One True Vine tells a slightly different story, one of spiritual inquiry and trial. Well, almost. This is not Mavis Staples the hearty belter of gospel platitude but the quiet examiner of religious premise – there isn’t a shadow of doubt expressed here about where Mavis is going, but there is plenty of feeling that the journey, like all journeys, is bordered with darkness. It’s in the sound of the music and, even more so, in the recessiveness of Staples’ own performances. The gospel interior.

Lewis Hamilton tries out an F1 simulator in London on Tuesday

Lewis Hamilton free to prepare for his 'Olympics' at Silverstone

Driver happy to have ducked repercussions from Mercedes' brush with FIA over tyre test

Album review: Lloyd Cole, Standards (Tapete)

Plugging in after a decade spent ploughing an acoustic furrow, Lloyd Cole has come up with what may be his best album.

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