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News Bits: Frank Ocean Tops Village Voice Critics’ Poll, Joe Strummer Gets Plaza in Spain + More

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Voters in the annual Pazz and Jop critics’ poll love Frank Ocean. Carly Rae Jepsen, too. [Village Voice]

High on our list of places to visit: Joe Strummer Plaza in Granada, Spain. [Guardian]

Don’t hold your breath on that new U2 album. [NME]

Phoenix are going ‘Bankrupt.’ No, it’s OK — it’s the name of the new record. [Stereogum]

Jim James announced a trio of tour dates in support of his solo debut. [Consequences of Sound]

Hey, Eric Burdon’s back! But is ‘Water’ worth a sip — er, listen? [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Hey, Kris Kross are back! We know this one’s gonna be worth a listen. [Death + Taxes]

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