A deliberately frothy take on an under-documented moment in US politics
Single Of The Week, Spiritualized : Out Of Sight
Yet another song almost certainly not about drugs...
Talking of value, those wanting more are directed to the superb new B-side, 'Going Down Slow'. An orchestral-country prayer in the vein of 'The Straight And The Narrow', it features Pierce pleading with old mate the Lord to let him "be foolish, 'cos when men are wise they're not satisfied." Wisdom would've made him save a song as good as this for the next album, of course, but then the contrary git would have less of an excuse to spend four years on it. Geniuses: who'd have 'em?
The second album from Piper and Skylar Kaplan is danceable, euphoric and pleasingly trippy
Mumford & Sons’ collaborative steps into world music aren’t embarrassing – but they’re not essential either
The iconic DJ Shadow returns with a mixtape-like album that frustrates as much as it fascinates
A Western that revolves around a trio of gun-wielding female leads, and has a clear and consistent feminist message