Suburbs' look at the latest pop charts is well worth a read.

With American Gangster (the album) dropping in 12 days, it's time for a mixtape heralding its arrival. Nah Right has another new album track, plus a new one from Cam'ron.

On a related note, Status Ain't Hood asks if Roc-A-Fella is coming back.

Today's obligatory EW post: The mag has posted its readers' picks for "ultimate hotties": here are the males and females.

Idolator rounds up the last paragraph of several reviews of the new Britney Spears album.

According to Stereogum, the best response to the "indie rock needs more black influence" article comes from none other than Playboy.

'Gum also has Karen O's cover of "Highway 61 Revisited" from the I'm Not There soundtrack.

More after the jump...

Suburbs' look at the latest pop charts is well worth a read.

With American Gangster (the album) dropping in 12 days, it's time for a mixtape heralding its arrival. Nah Right has another new album track, plus a new one from Cam'ron.

On a related note, Status Ain't Hood asks if Roc-A-Fella is coming back.

Today's obligatory EW post: The mag has posted its readers' picks for "ultimate hotties": here are the males and females.

Idolator rounds up the last paragraph of several reviews of the new Britney Spears album.

According to Stereogum, the best response to the "indie rock needs more black influence" article comes from none other than Playboy.

'Gum also has Karen O's cover of "Highway 61 Revisited" from the I'm Not There soundtrack.

More after the jump...

Legendary NYC punk hangout CBGB is reopening as a fashion boutique.

Metallica is almost done with a new record they say harkens back to their '80s heyday.

I met somebody at SXSW who represents Americana music, and while he was trying to explain to me what the genre is while we shared a cab, I'm still not sure I could explain it. I think I understand it though. This feature looks at the genre.

Lost's Daniel Dae Kim got pulled over for DUI. Hopefully this doesn't mean Jin's gonna die soon. (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage.com)

Pitchfork's latest Guest List column features Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age musing on his favorite things.

Tropicalia legends Os Mutantes are working on new stuff.

Battlestar Galactica will return in April. (In the meantime, a stopgap movie is airing November 26.)

Finally, here's another Columbus music video: The Means' awesome "Cheap Whine."