Reactions to the REM split
In other news this week
We asked @guardianmusic Twitter followers what their favourite music documentaries are
Woodstock. So many iconic moments and performances but even better - no talking heads
Nick Drake: A Skin Too Few - beautifully shot, thoughtful interviews, and it has a lovely filmic quality
Crossing the Bridge about music scene in Istanbul by Fatih Akin. Opened up a whole new world of music for me.
Blur, Starshaped. Brilliant. Shows the actual function of touring. Fights, fallouts, hangovers, gigs.
Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies. Repulsive, yet often hilarious documentary of the most notorious punk ever
Flaming Lips: The Fearless Freaks. Like the band, strange, colourful, sad, life-affirming
Sigur Ros' "Heima" is a perfectly filmed and is a beautiful documentary both for the locations of film and music.
Oil City Confidential. Because it captures its subjects perfectly and because it looks like Bladerunner.
Dig! Just the best ever. Changed how I perceive the careerism in music.
Instrument (about Fugazi) as it gives an insight into a really enigmatic band, and has some amazing live footage.
My favourite album series continues
Things to listen to
Brett Anderson visits the Guardian studios to play his new single Brittle Heart
Ryan Adams performs an acoustic version of Chains of Love, from forthcoming album Ashes & Fire
Exclusive stream of Zola Jesus' new album Conatus