Making a case for the Foo Fighters being the band of 2011. [via ConsequenceOfSound]

Is British pop music as isolationist as some people think? [via TheGuardian]

Nine thoughtful gifts for the music lover in your life. [via VillageVoice]

The Voltron of year-end lists counts down the top 25 albums of 2011. [via Pigeons&Planes]

An R. Kelly cruise is a thing that exists and it sets sail in October 2012. [via Pitchfork]

Mannie Fresh to continue working on Mystikal's new album. [via HipHopDX]