The 10 Albums You Need to Hear in January

January has historically been a bit of a fallow month for album releases, but that’s changed in recent years with some notable records (most memorably Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion ) dropping early in the year, and the first month of 2013 is certainly looking reasonably well stocked for worthy new records. We’ve selected the ten records we’re most looking forward to hearing, along with a roundup of all the other stuff — good and bad — that’s due out over the next four… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Entertainment Weekly has your first look at stills from Tim Burton’s reanimation of his 1984 short film Frankenweenie — which Disney executives originally found “too weird” and actually fired him for making at the time.

2. Patti Smith, Ke$ha, and Adele are among the artists contributing Bob Dylan covers to a new… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Allegedly the reason that Emma Watson lopped off all of her hair is because she’s screen-testing for the role of Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher‘s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Thoughts? [via The Sun]
2. Stream the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World soundtrack, which features contributions from Frank Black, Black… Read More

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