Check out Xen on Xbox Music and watch A Most Wanted Man 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

Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste


Broke with Expensive Taste is the long-awaited debut album from Azealia Banks. It finally dropped earlier this week and is receiving positive acclaim so far. Banks has talent, but the album jumps around a bit from genre to genre. Check out the single Heavy Metal and Reflective to get an idea for what you'll find on this album. [Hip hop]

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arca – Xen


Here's something different from producer arca. You might not know who arca is, but you've certainly heard his work with other artists. He's worked Kanye West on Yeezus and on the debut album for FKA Twigs. Xen is his own little experimental album and it's a trip. [Electronic / Dance]

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Tracks worth checking

  • Shamir - On The Regular [Listen on Xbox Music{.nofollow}]
  • LION BABE - Jump Hi Listen on Xbox Music{.nofollow}

Xbox Video


Forget the critics. You just want to watch The Rock be Hercules. The movie didn't fare to well this summer in theaters, maybe this extended edition on Xbox Video is better. Rent and find out. [Unrated, 1 hr 41 min]

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Angelina Jolie plays the witch from Sleeping Beauty in Disney's Maleficent. It's so-so from critics, but you can now rent it on Xbox Video if you're in a Disney mood. It's rated PG, so the whole family should be able to enjoy this movie together. [PG, 1 hr 33 min]

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A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man might just be the best reviewed movie out this week to rent. It's also the last of Philip Seymour Hoffman's films released before his death. The movie is an espionage-thriller and is based on the novel of the same name by John le Carré. The movie flew under the radar here in the US, so now's your chance to experience it yourself. [R, 2 hr 2 min]

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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
  • Nothing about Knife Party, Sam? (I know its been out for a bit)
  • I love Knife Party! Their next studio album drops November 24. Will def. cover it then!
  • You're the best!
  • Double checked... It "leaked"/early released on iTunes
  • Fun fact: Lion Babe is Vanessa Williams daughter :)
  • Hey Sayon, how you been? I'm back on Twitter so I'll give you a follow again. Man, I remember from social media that you are the expert when it comes to Ms. Williams!
  • Lol I'm now seeing this. Welcome back :)
  • I tried with some of that music, but I couldn't dig it... IDK, I guess I'm old fashioned, but it almost put me to sleep.. Lol.
  • I need you to suggest music rodney
  • There's new Joe Budden out?
  • Try Kavinsky, and Purity Ring❗❗
  • Wiley - snakes and ladders
  • The whitest teeth of any Hercules.
  • i used itunes before moving to windows 8 but now everything has change i use xbox music and xbox video they are great and  look better and i would like to call them microsoft itunes, love them
  • You bring the variety Sam! We never know what we're gonna get with your picks!
  • I can't even listen to song previews on xbox music from my phone. Is this normal?
  • Love these updates. Keep 'em coming.
  • Needs more metal! \m/
  • YES!!! \m/
  • In other news
  • Beardyman released new stuff yesterday, been a 3 year long wait.
  • Automata, sci-fi movie about robots with Antonio Banderas, is a free rental on Xbox Video this weekend.
  • How often does MS do this..daily, weekly, monthly, etc? I've seen a few of these free rentals. Just curious on how often they're available.
  • Azalea's album isn't out yet on XBM in Australia. Appears that's US only
  • Can sometime tell Microsoft to revert these apps to older version