There's so much good stuff on Xbox Music and Xbox Video. How do you keep up with what's new_and_worth checking out? You don't have to; we'll do that for you. Every Friday we'll grab the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows are out to watch on Xbox Video. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.
Spoon – They Want My Soul
American indie rock band Spoon has just released their eighth studio album – They Want My Soul. It's been well received so far by the music community and holds an 83 out of 100 rating on Metacritic.
Jack White – Lazaretto
Jack White released his second solo album earlier this year. It's worth listening to if you're a fan of his work with The White Stripes, The Raconteurs or The Dead Weather. Lazaretto is a solid follow up to his debut solo album Blunderbluss that came out in 2012.
Wu-Tang Clan – Keep Watch
Did you know the Wu-Tang Clan was working on a new album? This will be the hip hop group's first album since 2007. There is no release date for this new album, but two singles have come out so far this year. You can find the track Keep Watch on Xbox Music.
In 2009, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan released the horror novel The Strain. It was the book one in a trilogy about vampires. There's a television adaption currently airing on FX that's been well received by fans of the books. You'll find four episodes so far on Xbox Video. You can get a Season Pass to watch The Strain and the remaining nine episodes once they air. [Unrated]
- Watch on Xbox Video [Season pass / $34.99]
Want to save on the animated series The Boondocks? Xbox Music is offering a sale where you can nab an entire season for under $15. The Boondocks is an adult animated series on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. It follows the fictional black family The Freemans as they move into a mostly white suburb in Chicago. What comes next is pure satire and comedy. [TV-MA]
The series overall holds a 72 on Metacritic.
- Watch on Xbox Video[Season pass / 14.99]
Need for Speed
Ratings aren't high for Need for Speed, but it is now out for rental and might warrant a watch if you're out of things to watch. The story is one of revenge and involves a lot of cars and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, bitch. [PG-13, 2hr. 10min.]
- Watch on Xbox Video[Rent for $5.99/Buy for 17.99]
What are you watching or listening to this weekend?
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