End of Week Recap: November 1-5


    October, easily our busiest month in a long time, came and went, and we’re thrilled to have been able to share it with all of you loyal readers. A new month is well under way, and it’s time to take a look at what went down in its first week. Of course, this recap hardly does justice to a week in which Lil Wayne was finally released from prison and William Shatner took on a certain inappropriately titled Cee-Lo track. That said, check out our site for even more immensely relevant and entertaining news items, among other things.

    Stay tuned ’cause we got the rest of November left to cover.

    Lil Wayne is a free man. Need I say more?

    Additional info on the Daft Punk-helmed Tron: Legacy soundtrack surfaced.

    Garbage confirmed their reunion.

    Paul Westerberg randomly emerged from obscurity.

    Women had a Brian Jonestown Massacre-style meltdown.

    — Believe it or not, Diddy actually made a good song.

    South by Southwest‘s initial lineup dropped.

    — A 10-disc Joy Division boxset will be available just in time for the holiday season.

    Willow Smith made her network television debut.

    — A new Gorillaz album is in the works, according to Damon Albarn himself.

    Red Hot Chili Peppers detailed their new LP.

    Adele announced a new album as well.

    –And R.E.M. followed suit.

    Gucci Mane was arrested.

    — While we’re on the subject  of incarcerated hip-hop stars, T.I.‘s No Mercy has a release date.

    Rihanna and Eminem unleashed “Love the Way You Lie Pt. 2”

    — We got an “unexpected treat”: look for LCD Soundsystem‘s The London Sessesions next week.


    William Shatner covered Cee-Lo. (Seriously, though, if  William Shatner isn’t enough to get you to click on this link, then I don’t kn ow what is).

    Radiohead launched a new website. Let the speculation begin.

    — What else? More Kanye-related news. This week he announced plans to extend G.O.O.D. Friday through January.

    —  Chris Coplan reviewed the new Kid Cudi album.

    — Similarly, Justin Gerber shared his thoughts on the deluxe reiusse of Weezer‘s Pinkerton.


    — Len Comaratta took on “classic cases of mistaken musical identity”  in the latest edition of List ‘Em Carefully.

    — Our staff covered the inaugural MoogFest.