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Stream: Perfume Genius - 'Too Bright'

Perhaps best known for his frail, ferociously emotional composition, Mike Hadreas decided last year to shake things up a little.<p>With confidence …

Mercury prize shortlist short on star names, and all the better for it

The Mercury prize always feels most worthwhile when it shines a light on an artist that could benefit from the exposure<p>The most immediately striking thing about the 2014 Mercury shortlist might be the inclusion of Damon Albarn. His presence either indicates a certain softening of attitude towards …

New band of the week: Deers (No 22)

This all-female Spanish band capture the sound and spirit of C86 via Spector and the Velvets<p><b>Hometown</b>: Madrid.<p><b>The lineup:</b> Ana Garcia Perrote, Carlotta Cosials, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen.<p><b>The background:</b> It’s such a shame that Phil Spector’s last production job was Starsailor. That’s a bit like …

Arcade Fire: The Telegraph reviews

To celebrate 10 years since the release of Arcade Fire's debut album, we have pulled together all our reviews of the band<p><b>CD reviews:</b><p><b>Funeral (2004)</b><p>In its themes of love, loss and coming of age, Funeral brims with elegiac potency. It is heady and bold, fusing energetic art rock with orchestral …

International Velvet

They've extended their horizons further than the customary three chords and some home truths...<p>[a]Sleeper[/a]’s first law of female-fronted bands …

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the …

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Apple Failed To Answer The Most Important Question About Its New iPhones And Watch

"Why?"<p>In the case of Apple Pay, Apple's new mobile payments platform, CEO Tim Cook laid out exactly why Apple was tackling this longstanding pain point. Credit cards, as a technology, are extremely inefficient and insecure. Millions of people use them every day, but they're far from perfect. Apple …

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Glympse's Android keyboard lets you share your location from any app

It's not hard to share your whereabouts from your phone, but you usually have to dive into specific apps to do it; what if your friends on a new social network want to know that you're nearby? That's when Glympse's new Keyboard app for Android may come to the rescue. So long as you have the regular …