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

    Rentals Announce New Album

    Former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp's band returns after 15-year absence

    Details are scarce, but Black Keys drummer Pat Carney plays on all 10 tracks, so it'll probably rock pretty hard. [Stereogum]

  • 4

    Noel Gallagher Blasts Arcade Fire

    Montreal art-rockers need to "pry themselves out of their own asshole"

    The former Oasis songwriter digs 'Yeezus,' though. Yeah, 'cause that album's not arty and self-indulgent... [NME]

    Dan Callister, Hulton Archive
  • 3

    Wild Flag Are Over

    Supergroup "ran its course," according to Janet Weiss

    Whatever -- just so long as no one takes away our 'Portlandia.' [Pitchfork]

  • 2

    Pharrell Prepping New Album

    Just don't expect him to rap

    “No rapping," he told Complex. "It’s focused. Like I told you, that’s the difference between 30 and 40. ’Cause I was 30, now I’m 40—and I’m not rapping.”[Consequence of Sound]

  • 1

    Lana Del Rey Debuts Film, Teases New Album

    Singer plays Eve-like character in 'Tropico,' 27 minutes of total weirdness

    "I really just wanted us all to be together so I could try and visually close out my chapter before I release the new record, 'Ultraviolence,'" Del Rey said at last night's premiere. Cool title! [Contact Music]

    Valerio Pennicino, Getty Images