Sad Kreayshawn – Photo by Terry Richardson

  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder, apparently. Mumford And Sons took their time with sophomore LP Babel, which debuted at No. 1. It’s the fastest-selling record of the year on both sides of the pond.

  • No such luck for Kreayshawn, who reportedly sold about 3,900 copies of her debut LP in its first week.

  • The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announced its 2013 nominations. Artists up for the inductee spots include Rush, N.W.A., Chic, Kraftwerk and more.

  • EMI is suing ReDigi, a service that allows users to sell digital music secondhand. The outcome of the lawsuit will set a precedent for the resale of digital goods.

  • New York magazine featured Grizzly Bear on the cover, discussing musicianship as a viable career. Stereogum continues the conversation.

  • The discussions triggered by Amanda Palmer continue. The New Yorker labels the controversy her “accidental experiment with real communism” and talks about our culture’s relationship with artists.

  • The Atlantic takes on the punk renaissance, following the success of Japandroids and Celebration Rock.

  • RapGenius has received a $15 million investment from Andreessen Horowitz. White devil sophistry?

  • Fueled By Ramen co-founder John Janick has been named president and COO of Interscope Geffen A&M.

  • Spin rounds up 50 moments in white women rapping.

  • Do you need another reason to visit Stockholm? They’re opening an ABBA museum.

  • Here’s the video for Kitty Pryde’s remix of Marina And The Diamonds’ “How To Be A Heartbreaker.” It has baby sloths in it.