The Californian succeeds, once again, in exposing the ugliness of mankind. It’ll get under your skin
Burke, Solomon : Don't Give Up On Me
f you've ever laughed or cried, you need to hear this
Big name fans - Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Tom Waits, -Van Morrison, Elvis Costello - contribute tracks, but it's Burke's voice that remains the focus.
With basic production, there is deep, sorrowful soul (the title track), swaggering blues that'd set Jack White's hair on end ('Stepchild') and countless moments of fear and darkness but ultimate redemption.
Described by Tom Waitsas 'one of the architects of American music', Burke delivers as pure and proper a record as you'll hear all year. If you've ever laughed or cried, you need to hear this.
A deeply weird and very funny animation from the twisted minds of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Jonah Hill
A hilarious and horrifying true story about the world of competitive tickling, to watch with your mouth agape
Eight tracks of harrowingly stripped- back and intense dance music that’ll have you stomping your feet in no time
An hour-long, largely ambient electronic album by the drummer from Alt-J. It’s decent!