Daily Top 5 News Countdown: Reggae Legend Junior Murvin Dead at 67 + More
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.
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]
Mark your calendars for March 11, when this self-titled record hits shelves. [Consequence of Sound]
Better start planning your Coachella trip just to be safe. [Pitchfork]
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]
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]