Listen to J. Cole on Xbox Music and watch Guardians of the Galaxy on Xbox Video

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.

Xbox Music

J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive

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American hip hop artist J. Cole dropped his third studio album this week. 2014 Forest Hills Drive is that album, and it's worth a listen. Reception has been positive from critics. Check out the singles Apparently and G.O.M.D. to get a quick taste for the album. [Hip hop]

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Smashing Pumpkins – Monuments to an Elegy

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The Smashing Pumpkins are ending 2014 with their ninth studio album. Monuments to an Elegy has Smashing Pumpkins' frontman Billy Corgan does what he does best and this is a solid album. To get a quick idea of the album listen to the singles Being Beige and Drum + Fire. [Rock]

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Pentatonix – That's Christmas to Me


The a cappella group Pentatonix from Arlington, Texas released their new holiday album in October, but now it's time to give it a listen. You'll find 11 familiar Christmas songs, but with a slight Pentatonix twist. [Pop]

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Holiday Music 2014

Xbox Music has this great playlist with 30 songs of new and classic holidays songs released this year. You'll find old classics re-imagined likeBaby It's Cold Outside and new songs like Text Me Merry Christmas.

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Free Music!

Don't forget to use the Music Deals app on Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 for a huge selection of discounted AND free albums!

Xbox Video

Guardians of the Galaxy

Summer's biggest blockbuster is now available to rent and own. Guardians of the Galaxy is the latest movie from Marvel. It's easily worth a watch if you missed the film over the summer. [PG-13, 2 hr 1 min]

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$0.99 rentals!

There are a handful of movies from the past year (or there about) that are available for rent on Xbox Video for just one dollar. Look forward to watching Sex Tape, Noah, Draft Day and more for just a dollar.

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What are you watching or listening to this weekend? Share your recommendations with everyone else below!

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Sam Sabri