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Miley Cyrus lights up onstage at MTV European Music Awards -- VIDEO

Remember when you were so emotionally disturbed by Miley Cyrus’ twerking at the VMAs you wanted to remove your eyeballs with a rusty spoon? Or the time you rushed your family down to your homemade bomb shelter after viewing her “Wrecking Ball” video? Nope, me neither. But, as previously reported, earlier today the pop star continued her year of Offending People Who Enjoy Being Offended By Things Miley Cyrus Does when she lit up what most definitely did not look like a cigarette at the MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam, birthplace of the marijuana-dispensing coffee shop and Kirk Douglas (although only one of those facts seems relevant to this story).

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Hear the National's new 'Hunger Games' soundtrack song 'Lean'

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We’ve already heard the contributions from Christina Aguilera, Coldplay, and the Lumineers — but the child gladiators of Hunger Games: Catching Fire demand more, more kill ballads!

Sonorous Brooklyn-via-Ohio vest rockers the National oblige today with the stately “Lean”; listen here: READ FULL STORY

M.I.A.'s 'Matangi': A great album, not to be taken too seriously

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Why some people take M.I.A. so seriously, I don’t know. Haters, stans, people who use the word “appropriative”—I’d hope they would all share a laugh when Maya flips off the worldwide audience of the 2012 Super Bowl, invites Julian Assange to Skype from the stage of a concert, or—as she does on her fourth album, Matangi—answers the long kaput YOLO business with “Y.A.L.A.,” or “You Always Live Again,” a song that ends with her explaining, “[and] that’s why they invented karma.”

I’m as entertained, in other words, by Maya’s chaotic and sometimes kooky nonconformity as by her free-trade beats, far-out hooks, and supremely self-aware exploitation of (to Westerners) “exotica.”

And I don’t doubt that the she’s got a sense of humor about it all, either. Unless I’m misreading lines like, “If you’re gonna be me you need a manifesto/If you ain’t got one you better get one presto,” from the new album’s thrumming title track.

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Stream singer-songwriter Chris Garneau's 'Winter Games' here -- EXCLUSIVE

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Brooklyn singer-songwriter Chris Garneau — whose charmingly eccentric compositions you’ve heard everywhere from Grey’s Anatomy to terrifying Pedro Almodovar movies — will release his new album, Winter Games, on Nov. 12.

But you can hear it here exclusively a full week early. Listen below: READ FULL STORY

Southern psych rockers Wax Fang debut 'Hearts Are Made for Beating' video -- EXCLUSIVE

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You may know Louisville psych rockers Wax Fang from their many tour dates with fellow Kentucky beardos My Morning Jacket, or their guest-starring soundtrack role on a memorable episode of FOX’s American Dad this spring centered around “the surreal sci-fi aftermath of Jeff Fischer’s alien abduction.”

Or maybe this is your introduction to the band — in which case, enjoy this cinematic lesson on kids, cardiology (hearts, what are they made for?), and balloon-icide. Enjoy!

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Katy Perry reveals how John Mayer (and Africa!) inspired her emotional new single 'Unconditionally' -- EXCLUSIVE

Pop superstar Katy Perry’s new album Prism comes out next Tuesday, Oct. 22 (you can stream the full album now at katyperry.com and read EW music critic Nick Catucci’s review here) but the singer has now officially released the second single, “Unconditionally.” An emotional, soaring ballad, the song is Perry’s favorite on the album and was actually inspired by Perry’s current love, John Mayer, and a recent trip she took. “‘Unconditionally’ was influenced by my boyfriend and also really influenced by Africa,” Perry reveals to EW. “I went to Madagascar and did a UNICEF trip that changed my life and gave me this song. It’s just a simple message about loving someone and accepting them and kind of driving at you don’t have to be so self-conscious, you don’t have to fear, because essentially, everybody has their stuff. Nobody comes stuff-free. Everybody has their things and you’re never going to be perfect, and accepting that and understanding that, especially in a relationship, it makes room for a real, genuine kind of love.”

For much more from Katy Perry, look for EW’s intimate all-access profile of the star on newsstands Nov. 1.

 

Katy Perry's 'Unconditionally' and 'Birthday' songs leak: Hear them here!

Katy Perry wants you in your birthday suit, and she wants it now.

With less than a week left on your Prism countdown clock, the album’s very buoyant third track “Birthday” has leaked all over the place. You probably heard a slice of the song yesterday, when the Prism preview started streaming on iTunes, but now you can gorge on the whole cake. Because, you know, birthdays.

Listen to the track below, and make sure you stick around to the end for a whispered little message from Perry herself:
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Alexander Skarsgard gets weird, shirtless in new Cut Copy video 'Free Your Mind'

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Oh, Skarsgard! You so crazy.

The True Blood actor/poster child for Swedish genetics gets vaguely messianic (and wiggy) in the new video for Australian electro band Cut Copy’s “Free Your Mind.” Also, he takes his clothes off — as he do.

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Jay Z talks Blue Ivy, wooing Beyonce and more in 'Vanity Fair' cover profile

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Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail didn’t please everyone, but it’s all good — Blue Ivy loved it.

In a new Vanity Fair cover story, Hov addresses a range of topics, from his days as a crack dealer to his current situation as a fortysomething rapper — as well as his daughter’s music tastes. Read on for some of the highlights:
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Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' now streaming at iTunes a full week early

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Yes, kidz — Bangerz haz arrived.

Miley Cyrus’ endlessly discussed fourth studio album has arrived early today as a full stream on Itunes — including, of course, the two no. 1 singles “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball,” plus collaborations with Britney Spears, Big Sean, Nelly and more.

Read EW music critic Nick Catucci’s full take on the album here. (Spoiler alert: He likes it a lot.) Or make up your own mind: click here to listen, and decide whether you’re in the haterz or loverz club.

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