New Orleans' biggest rap export puts his contemporaries in the shade on inspired new mixtape
Smith, Will : Will2K
This extremely superb record, if you didn't know already, is all about [a]Will Smith[/a]'s attitude to the impending millennium, and rather like that of [B]Thom Yorke[/B], it can be summed up as: "It'
All of which is pretty cool. But better still is the sheer shock of odd to the system you get when you hear that this record is also, basically, 'Rock The Casbah' by The Clash, and not just that, the sleeve is 'Combat Rock', logo, typefaces and all, but without The Clash themselves. It's mad, it's brilliant, it features the line, "I remember wondering how old I was gonna be when the clock turned in on the year 2G", and it will no doubt enable Joe Strummer to move to a very, very large house in the country. Sorry. A larger house in the country.
**PIC Blur-endorsed Icelandic duo move from techno to post-punk on an itchy claustrophobic debut
The Californian garage king's T Rex covers album shows his melodic muscle
Johnny Depp plays a monstrous Boston gangster in a disguise so unsettling you’ll struggle to recognise him
An EP dedicated to victims of the Paris attacks shows the Foos are on defiant form