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The Weeknd’s new video for “Often,” the loose track he released earlier this summer, is peak Weeknd. Abel Tesfaye spends the whole thing in a stylish hotel room, staring dispassionately at nothing and singing about nasty sex while ignoring the many beautiful and sometimes naked women who slide through the room. The camera dizzily whirls around Tesfaye throughout, seemingly jumping randomly through time. But Tesfaye never changes. He hasn’t really changed since we met him, has he? Watch the video below.

In the past week and a half, plenty of artists have had plenty to say about the tragic killing of Michael Brown and the clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Talib Kweli has been there for a few days, and earlier today, he became the latest to appear on CNN, speaking with Don Lemon, the network’s face on the ground and the target of many who feel that the network’s coverage is too soft on police. During his seven-minute interview with Lemon, Kweli started out by saying that Twitter has been doing a better job covering the protests than the mainstream media has, and when Lemon tried to step in to defend CNN’s coverage, Kweli went off on him. Kweli wasn’t a dick about it, and he stayed controlled and incisive the whole time, but he called out Lemon on everything from the wording of the articles on CNN’s website to Lemon’s own interview demeanor. Check it out below.

Before the solo careers of Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, and long before “I Can’t Dance,” Genesis were a cultishly beloved British prog band. The band’s arguable masterpiece was 1974′s The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, a double concept album that was Gabriel’s last with the group. It turns 40 in November, and the band, which has been dormant for years, could be doing something anniversary-related soon. Earlier this summer Gabriel, Collins, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Steve Hackett all appeared together for the first time in forever in a promotional photo for an upcoming BBC documentary on the group. Now the Genesis Facebook page has just unveiled a new logo for the band and promises “some exciting Genesis news here tomorrow.” But what could that be? A reissue? A Broadway show? Phil Collins recently announced a return to the stage for the first time in a few years, but if he was going to be doing old-school Genesis shows, he’d have to play drums, something he hasn’t done in years. Speculate away in the comments section, but we’ll find out soon enough.

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Yes. This is not up for debate. Nobody has ever cried to Aesop.

 0Posted on Jul 31st | re: Tom Petty's Lackluster New Album Will Be His First #1 (16 comments)

Man I’m just fucking with you. Lese Majesty is a fine piece of arty rap splurge, but I don’t love it the way so many of y’all do. And I can’t get my mind around the idea that it’s better than a sparkling, insightful, gorgeously recorded Jenny Lewis album.

 +3Posted on Jul 28th | re: Premature Evaluation: Spoon They Want My Soul (100 comments)

Thanks guys. Fixed.

 +1Posted on Jul 24th | re: Chance The Rapper Teases New Music In Video (3 comments)

You are exactly right. My brain is breaking.

 +14Posted on Jul 18th | re: Portrait Of An American Family Turns 20 (32 comments)

Oh shit, I missed the Punk in Drublic anniversary?!?

 +4Posted on Jul 7th | re: Death From Above 1979 - "Trainwreck 1979" (30 comments)

Yes and yes, thanks.

Yes and yes, and also shout out to Jessica Szor from Gossip Girl.

This is true. Fixed.

 +2Posted on Jun 19th | re: Mixtape Of The Week: Young L MVP (6 comments)

I had high hopes, but it’s pretty bad.

 +3Posted on Jun 17th | re: The 50 Best Albums Of 2014 So Far (253 comments)

Mine:

Pharrell – G I R L
Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate
Vince Staples – Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2
Lil Herb – Welcome To Fazoland
Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso