Yes, its that classic Smiths single performed, hilariously, in the style of 1990s arcade game You’ll get the gist within about 20 seconds, rendering the next 2 minutes and 30 seconds rather redundant. But it’s a hoot. youtube.com
Super Mario Brothers. On the first single from her fourth album ( Once I Was an Eagle), Laura Marling channels Bob Dylan as she casually brushes off some man who wants a woman because he wants to be saved. “No, no, no,” she sniffs. “It ain’t me, babe.”
Atlantic Three years ago Janelle Monae’s fantastic ArchAndroid album debuted to rave reviews but lukewarm sales. Two years later she followed that up with a guest spot on Fun’s appalling but enormously successful We Are Young single. This is the first taster from her second solo album. It’s a solid effort, but hardly a showstopper in the vein of 2010’s Tightrope.
Virgin Ever felt jealous of your girlfriend’s ex? Well, spare a thought for Lil Dicky. After a chance encounter with him at a urinal, the neurotic Jewish rapper becomes convinced his former love rival’s manhood has “six-pack abs”. Helping itself to a generous chunk of Al Green’s How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, Ex-Boyfriend is offensive, puerile and really rather amusing. youtube.com