Music, like politics, is now subject to the dreaded 24-hour news cycle, and as such, 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 the top 5 items and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.

  • 5

    Pains of Being Pure at Heart Finally Release 'Belong' Video

    Clip arrives more than two years after album's release

    Was Brian Palmer's black and white video worth waiting for? Almost certainly not, but hey, it's always nice to hear 'Belong,' right? [Stereogum]

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  • 4

    Dean Wareham Preps Solo Debut

    The Galaxie 500 singer worked with Jim James

    Mark your calendars for March 11, when this self-titled record hits shelves. [Consequence of Sound]

    Luz Gallardo
  • 3

    Photos Surface of Big Boi Hanging With Andre 3000

    Could this signal an Outkast reunion?

    Better start planning your Coachella trip just to be safe. [Pitchfork]

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  • 2

    Lorde and Taylor Swift End Feud

    The 'Royals' singer was seen rocking out at a Taylor concert

    Either Lorde regrets saying Swift is a poor role model for girls, or she apologized in order to score some free tickets to the show. Either way, well played, Lorde. [Contact Music]

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  • 1

    Reggae Singer Junior Murvin Dead at 67

    The Clash's cover of his 'Police and Thieves' was one of their finest moments

    Murvin's 'Police and Thieves' album is a true reggae classic, and it's no accident the Clash picked up on the title track when they were first experimenting with Jamaican riddims. He'll be missed. [NME]

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