Music, like politics, is now subject to the 24-hour news cycle. As a result, it’s damn near impossible to keep abreast of the day’s myriad rock ‘n’ roll tidbits. But fear not: In the spirit of simplification and efficiency, we’ve collected today's top 5 items and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.

  • 5

    Domino Reissuing Orange Juice Albums

    Label preps remastered CD and vinyl editions of Scottish indie pioneers' four studio LPs
  • 4

    Lou Reed Gets Apollo Theater Tribute

    Debbie Harry, Patti Smith and widow Laurie Anderson among those on hand

    Anderson apparently revealed Lou's last words to be, "Take me out into the light!" Classic! [Brooklyn Vegan]

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  • 3

    Johnny Marr Hates Spotify

    Fomer Smiths guitarist calls streaming service "the opposite of punk"

    It "hampers new bands," Marr tells the NME, adding that we "shouldn't stop valuing what bands do." [NME]

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  • 2

    Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Getting Ice Cream Flavor

    "Cinnamon and Lesbians" will be available for one day at Momofuku Milk Bar in NYC

    The flavor is named for a song on the Jicks' new album, 'Wig Out at JagBags,' which arrives on Jan. 7, the same day as the salaciously named treat. [Pitchfork]

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  • 1

    Angel Haze Leaks Album, Sticks It to Label

    Frustrated rapper posted 'Dirty Gold' as "f--- you" to Island/Republic

    “It’s so annoying that my label could tell me that if I f---ing finished my album before the summer it would be out this year," the indie-approved rhymer writes at the start of a terrific rant. [Consequence of Sound]