David Cameron has announced age ratings for music videos in the UK. But will a 15 or R18 label really protect children from the latest Rihanna spectacle? And could censorship do more harm than good?
Kate Bush | Slow Club | End Of The Road | Lina Lapelyte’s Hunky Bluff | Get The Blessing | Delusion Of The Fury
iTunes Festival | Alt-J | Adult Jazz | The Wailers | Joey Bada$$
She’s gone from ringletted country artist to feminist role model and the world’s most charming pop star. As she returns with her catchiest material yet, she talks awards-ceremony etiquette, autobiographical lyrics and why she puts nice before naughty
The singer has managed to retain her trump cards of mystery and surprise before her eagerly awaited London concerts
Cult Japanese do-it-all type offering intriguing fusion of the ghastly and gorgeous
‘If ever I wanted to impress a fellow slag, I would do a one-handed press-up with this song in the background’
‘If you look at it carefully, it’s a massively inclusive piece,’ says Mark Romanek, who directed Swift’s Shake It Off
As Guy Pearce puts out his debut single, <b>Monica Tan</b> takes a look at Erinsborough’s most memorable musical exports. Don’t they make you feel good?
Sweden's Opeth return with another uncompromisingly creative but admirably coherent record, writes Dom Lawson
Junto shows small hints of the Jaxx's skill as producers, but a desire to show range has a diluting effect, writes Paul MacInnes
Rustie's second full-length is an exercise in variety that pushes the boundaries of what a synth-driven album can be, writes Tshepo Mokoena
There's a touch of sixth-form poetry to his lyrics, but Luke Sital-Singh has an impressive intensity and ear for melody, writes Caroline Sullivan
The heavy and hefty sound of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher is enough to crown them kings of commercial rock, writes Harriet Gibsone
This album lacks the power to grab a listener by the lapels and hold their attention throughout – whether they like it or not