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.
Interpol – El Pintor
American rock band Interpol released their fifth studio album this week. El Pintor is the first album from Interpol since bassist Carlos Dengler left in 2010. Critical reception is positive so far with most liking the first track All the Rage Back Home. [Indie rock, post-punk]
Death from Above 1979 – The Physical World
Canadian band Death from Above 1979 dropped their second LP this week. It's worth a listen if you like punk rock. Check out the single Trainwreck 1979 to get a small taste for what's in store if you listen to the whole album. [Punk rock]
Jhené Aiko – Souled Out
Jhené Aiko is an up and coming R&B artist. Souled Out is her debut studio album after releasing a critically acclaimed mixtape a few years ago. Critics and listeners are really liking this album (so am I to be honest). Check out the singles To Love & Die and The Pressure to get a quick taste for the album. [Alternative R&B]
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Guardians of the Galaxy was probably the best movie of the summer. No spoilers here, but you'll find Xbox Music has posted a hypothetical Awesome Mix Vol. 2 as a playlist for you to check out. Look forward to great songs from artists like Electric Light Orchestra, Chicago, and War.
Edge of Tomorrow
My favorite sci-fi film of the year? Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt (marry me please?). I'm not alone either, the film is rocking a 90% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is now available to buy on Xbox Video. Rather wait to rent than buy? You'll have to wait until October 7 to rent it. But Xbox Video has a 10 minute free preview. Check it out and grab the movie if you're interested. [PG-13, 1 hr 53 min]
Sons of Anarchy - Final Season
The seventh and final season of Sons of Anarchy just started this week. Xbox Video now has the season pass up. Buy it to get the episode already available, plus get the remaining episodes once they air. [Unrated, 8 episodes]
- Watch on Xbox Video [$34.99 season pass]
Captain America: The Winter Solider
Captain America fans are going to want to catch the latest installment this weekend. You can finally rent the Winter Solider on Xbox Video. This film has Captain America struggling to find his fit in the modern world. It's a solid superhero flick and currently holds an 89 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. [PG-13, 2hr. 16min.]
- Watch on Xbox Video [Rent for 5.99]
What are you watching or listening to this weekend? Share your recommendations with everyone else below!