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Azealia Banks' 'Broke With Expensive Taste' is a new kind of breakup album

As Azealia Banks made clear with her explosive lead single “212,” the Harlem-born rapper isn’t the type to mope around after a breakup. Like “212,” her new album Broke with Expensive Taste is a brash, bristly thing—heavy on the sex, light on the romance. The closest thing to sentimental is a song called “Soda”—but its successor, “Chasing Time,” dries its tears and seems to say, “We’re so much better than him.”

Broke with Expensive Taste isn’t a breakup album in the traditional (Taylor) Swiftian sense. Rather, it’s a breakup album of an entirely different sort: Azealia’s kiss-off not only to Universal—a relationship that ended this summer—but also to anything and anyone who tries to put her in a box and wrap her up for a wide audience. Released with independent label Prospect Park and A&Red entirely by her, Broke is all Banks—with not a Universal fingerprint to be found. READ FULL STORY

Country duo The Civil Wars officially breaks up

After over a year on hiatus, The Civil Wars have officially split up.

Joy Williams and John Paul White, the singer-songwriters who comprise The Civil Wars, first canceled tour dates in 2012 citing “internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition.” At the time, the duo was recording its next album, which went on to top the country music charts when it was released in August 2013. Despite the album’s release, the two still didn’t tour, and White gave no promotional interviews about the record at the time.

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The Wanted are breaking up, for now

You win, One Direction: The Wanted are giving it a rest.

The five-piece British man band that sort of served as 1D’s rivals made an announcement on their official site today, telling fans that the group has “collectively decided” to disband after their upcoming tour. The notice claims that the guys — Tom, Max, Jay, and some other dudes not named Harry Styles — are only breaking up for the time being, and that “they will continue on as The Wanted and look forward to many successful projects together in the future.”

Maybe don’t hold your breath though? Outside of the 2011 single “Glad You Came” and a few stray dance charts, the Wanted never seemed to catch on internationally, at least compared to the likes of One Direction; their last album, 2013’s Word of Mouth, peaked at No. 17 in America and No. 9 in the UK.

But hey, their announcement leaves at least some hope for fans. Read the full statement below:

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Kim Deal is leaving the Pixies

Kim Deal is leaving the Pixies, the band announced on their Facebook page today.

“We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have worked with her on and off over the last 25 years. Despite her decision to move on, we will always consider her a member of the Pixies, and her place will always be here for her. We wish her all the best. -Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering”

Deal has been the band’s bassist since 1986; she also founded the Breeders in the early ’90s. Despite splitting in 1993, the Pixies reformed in 2004 and toured their 1989 album Doolittle between 2009 and 2011. Deal, who is currently touring with the 20th anniversary re-release of the Breeders’ album Last Splash, has yet to comment on her departure.

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My Chemical Romance announce breakup

It’s a sad day for the Black Parade. After a dozen years and nearly five million albums sold, My Chemical Romance have officially called it quits.

The apparently amicable breakup was announced via a simple statement on the band’s official website:

Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We’ve gotten to go places we never knew we would. We’ve been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We’ve shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.
My Chemical Romance

On his personal Twitter, frontman Gerard Way said, “Beyond any sadness, what I feel the most is pride,” accompanied by this photo.

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