We know it's a holiday week and you're busy trying to figure out how to trick your boss into thinking you're working when you're actually just doing your Christmas shopping on Amazon. That's why we've collected today's top 5 music stories and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. We're saving you time. Scroll down to see our picks -- and after that, buy us something nice, eh?

  • 5

    XX Upset About Song Used In Political Ad

    A Croatian party stole 'Intro' for anti-gay-marriage spot

    That settles it. We've officially lost our faith in Croatian politicians. [Pitchfork]

    Aliya Naumoff
  • 4

    Liam Gallagher Clueless About Spotify

    He'll stick with vinyl, thanks very much

    Sure, his ignorance makes him a luddite, but it'll save him from having an online squabble with Moby and/or Thom Yorke. [Contact Music]

    Kevin WInter, Getty Images
  • 3

    Black Flag Sack Singer Onstage

    Ron Reyes is out; Mike Valley is in

    Reyes apparently irked guitarist Greg Ginn by wanting to stay friends with both touring versions of Black Flag. Sometimes, you just gotta choose... [Stereogum]

    SST
  • 2

    Moby and Thom Yorke Embroiled in Twitter Feud

    Vegetarian rockers having beef over Spotify

    Whether the Internet actually allows musicians to make money is debatable, but it clearly helps them get publicity. [NME]

    Kevin Winter, Getty Images
  • 1

    GoldieBlox Offers to Drop Suit Against Beastie Boys

    Toy Company won't fight for its right to parody 'Girls'

    GoldieBlox claim they're "big fans" of the Beasties and that their "fair use" lawsuit was a matter of self-defense. [Consequence of Sound]

    Roger Kisby, Getty Images