Day & Night’s new album playlist: Daft Punk, She & Him and more

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Every Friday, John Meagher reviews a selection of new release albums in Day And Night and we’ll publish a Spotify playlist of the albums (where available) so you can listen and judge for yourself.

This week’s reviews includes Daft Punk’s much hyped and divisive album Random Access Memories (4 stars – “this album should be celebrated – and cherished.”), The National’s Trouble Will Find Me (4 stars – “begs to be played from start to finish”) She & Him’s Volume 3 (” the best they’ve released so far”) Bonehead of Oasis fame back making music as Parlour Flames and the 62-year-old Swedish pre-Abba pop star Agnetha Fältskog. Pick up a copy of the paper today to read the reviews in full and listen as many of the albums that are currently on Spotify in full right here.

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In this week’s Day & Night: The Great DiCaprio

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THE GREAT DICAPRIO
In an exclusive interview, Leonardo DiCaprio reveals how he is coping with ageing, the difficulties of bringing Gatsby to the big screen and dealing with the crazy dreams of Baz Luhrmann

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THE FORCE OF EDDIE
He ran across England and has just announced he is running for London Mayor, Eddie Izzard chats to Ed Power before bringing his unstoppable tour to Dublin next week.

ALL THAT JAZZ
Forget the supermodel wife, the wild parties and the film star pals, for Jamie Cullum it’s all about the music, he tells Declan Cashin.

ZEBRA KATZ
On being openly gay in hip hop.

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In this week’s Day & Night: Great Big Softie

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Free with the Irish Independent every Friday…

GREAT BIG SOFTIE
Hollywood hard man Vin Diesel has discovered his softer side thanks to the birth of his daughter, he tells Will Lawrence.

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THE FUNDAMENTALS
British actor Riz Ahmed had personal experience to draw on when making The Reluctant Fundamentalist, he tells James Mottram.

TAKING NOTHING FOR GRANTED
A one night stand that resulted in HIV infection means that soulful singer John Grant now takes each day as it comes, he tells Ed Power.

JOHN MURRY
This troubled crooner on his sensational debut album, his lost years as a heroin addict, and the terrible oppressiveness of a Deep South childhood.

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