From left, The Edge, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Larry Mullen Jr, Adam Clayton and Bono at Apple's launch event on September 9 in Cupertino, California
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U2: Songs of Innocence, album review

Band’s new album is dominated by the overweening Bono

DVDs and Downloads

'The Two Faces of January' DVD cover
In this classy thriller, a rogue financier and his wife are forced to flee Athens after a run-in with a private detective
'Only Lovers Left Alive' DVD cover
A vampire couple whittle away eternity with music, chess and name-dropping their famous friends over the centuries
'Frank' DVD cover
Michael Fassbender plays Frank Sidebottom, a gifted but troubled American rock singer with a peculiar giant head
Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland

Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland

The songs still ramble away yet the best have a barroom-rock swagger

CD cover of 'Vespers of St Mark' by Claudio Monteverdi

Claudio Monteverdi: Vespers of St Mark

Rinaldo Alessandrini and his Concerto Italiano recreate a complete Vespers of the kind the composer used to provide for Venice

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra featuring Bobby Wellins: Culloden Moor Suite

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra featuring Bobby Wellins: Culloden Moor Suite

This first-time recording brings the saxophonist’s work vividly to life in knowing, contemporary colours

Lia Ices: Ices album cover

Lia Ices: Ices

The singing is self-composed and uncomplicated while the songs with their clever little twists are at once dreamy and catchy

Mozart String quartets Cuarteto Casals Harmonia Mundi

Mozart: Quartets Dedicated to Haydn

The performances are strong-willed, bold in contrasts, almost Beethovenian in their mettlesome thrust

Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe

Here’s what country music stars choose and transform themselves into when they’re doing karaoke

Los De Abajo: Mariachi Beat

The ska-punks start with industrially-heavy funk riff and heavy drumming but more mariachi later creeps in

Orlando Julius with the Heliocentrics: Jaiyede Afro

The Afrobeat pioneer teams up with a young London jazz collective to revisit some of the former’s earlier songs

Jason Moran: All Rise

Jason Moran: All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller

Jazz pianist’s imaginative frolics veer from dark-edged funk to soft-focus crooning

Beethoven: ‘Emperor’ Piano Concerto

Nelson Freire and Riccardo Chailly banish the pompous air and replace it with a fresh, keen atmosphere

Fela Kuti and other artists: Finding Fela

Two-disc set mostly consists of edited snippets of a documentary about the Broadway musical Fela

Rachel Newton: Changeling

A harp-driven concept album about faerie children palmed off on human parents

Haydn: Piano Concertos

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet adds witty ornamentation, throws in wickedly out-of-period cadenzas, and plays with irresistible exuberance

Esben and The Witch: A New Nature

Trumpet with a mournful clarion call offsets the clattering guitars and drums