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Music Unlimited is offering three, six and 12-month subscription offers via GameStop.

It’s the perfect time to start thinking about Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays and even graduation. Remember: Giving the gift of music always beats socks.

Head on over to GameStop.com and click on the subscription plan that works for you:

The six-month and 12–month offers come with deep discounts, so even if you’re not in the gift-giving mood don’t miss out on some serious savings for yourself.

 

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for the best of the best in horror. If you consider yourself an aficionado of movies that make you hide under the covers then Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, our Video Unlimited pick of the week, should do the trick.

After his neighbor’s death, Jesse begins to notice a trend of disturbing and unexplainable things. He quickly finds out he’s been marked by a malevolent demonic entity and it’s only a matter of time before he is completely under its control. What happens next? Find out by watching Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, the fifth installment in this popular series, this weekend. Oh, and don’t forget to turn the lights down low.

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Every week, we round up some of the great new Featured Playlists you can find on the Music Unlimited web and mobile apps. Check out the latest below!

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Las Vegas will raise a little more hell than usual in April thanks to the arrival of the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 6th. This year’s nominees range from Miranda Lambert’s fiery heartbreak to Eric Church’s neo-classic rock.

 

 

 

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A banner year for music, 1987 saw U2 and George Michael blowing up to Michael Jackson-esque proportion. Post-punk stalwarts New Order burst onto the mainstream, along with fellow former outsiders R.E.M. and Suzanne Vega while indie favorites The Smiths went out on a high note. Prince continued a near perfect decade run with Sign ‘O’ the Times and it looked like he had a successor in the eccentric soul-man Terence Trent D’Arby. Likewise, the sky seemed to be the limit for Rick Astley and Samantha Fox.

 

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FrozenFacebookWinter might be over but that didn’t stop Disney’s Frozen from becoming this week’s most popular movie on the Video Unlimited service. Magic Kingdom counterpart Saving Mr. Banks, starring the ever popular Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, also edged its way into the Top 10.

The Wolf of Wall Street‘s  stock hit an all-time high as it secured the No. 3 spot. Keanu Reeves’ epic 3D fantasy adventure 47 Ronin landed a couple places behind, as did the novel turned blockbuster The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Here’s this week’s #VUTop10 in its entirety:

  1. Saving Mr. Banks
  2. Gravity
  3. Thor: The Dark World
  4. Fast & Furious 6
  5. 47 Ronin
  6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (plus Bonus Features)
  7. Homefront
  8. The Wolf of Wall Street
  9. American Hustle
  10. Frozen

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Now on the PlayStation Store there’s something for every style of gamer – from fantasy to gore, we have the perfect game for you! Get Call of Duty: Ghosts Gold Edition (PS4 and PS3) for a low price, immerse yourself in The Three Kingdoms in Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (PS4, PS3, and PS Vita) or experience vertigo in Fez (PS4, PS3, and PS Vita).

“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” Sounds familiar? Well, yes, Ernest Hemingway said it, but it’s also from one of our favorite series: Call of Duty! Now available is Call of Duty: Ghosts Gold Edition, the full game download for Call of Duty: Ghosts and even Onslaught, the first downloadable content pack for Ghosts. If that isn’t enough to make you jump on this offer, Onslaught now features four new multiplayer maps: The Maverick, an all new dual-purpose Assault Rifle/Sniper Rifle and Extinction Episode 1: Nightfall.

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EltonBlog[1]With the 40th anniversary reissue of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Music Unlimited has been knee-deep in Elton John’s back catalog this week. We’ve picked him as an MU Icon and you can find a playlist of essential tracks on the service now.

The biggest musical force to emerge at the dawn of the 1970s, Elton John ruled the airwaves during that bell-bottomed, bespangled decade, conquering FM rock radio, the pop hit parade, disco dance floors and even the R&B charts. John, who was a strange combination of shy piano nerd, raw musical talent and showman, used the glitzy glam-era costume trappings to give his concert performances a boost while his songs spoke for themselves.

Influenced by everything from New Orleans R&B and rockabilly to classical music and 1950s pop, Elton John unified it all through his peerless, idiosyncratic melodies. The lyrics were penned by Bernie Taupin and it’s the songs from their 1970s partnership that form his essential body of work.

In less than a decade, John and Taupin nearly matched the quality/quantity peak of Lennon/McCartnety by crafting a dozen (!!!) classic albums, including the double platters Yellow Brick Road and Blue Moves.

Normally, part of the fun of doing an MU Icons playlist is digging through all the deep cuts and unearthing hidden gems. Well, John/Taupin scored over 20 huge hits during the first wave of their partnership. We’ve added additional cuts, but even they include such widely heard classic rockers as the prog epic “Funeral For A Friend” and the propulsively romantic “Razor Face.”

Elton John would go on to score deserved hits without Bernie Taupin but it says something that after years apart they now work together again. While their 2013 release The Diving Board scored Elton John his finest reviews in a long stretch it’s their 1970s collaborations that will be listened to well into the next century.

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Lollapalooza brings another fantastic roster of bands and artists to Chicago’s Grant Park this August. Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon will be among the many acts that will descend on multiples stages along Lake Michigan, organizers announced yesterday.

Things kick off on Friday with Eminem, Arctic Monkeys and Lorde – acts that are sure to be big draws on a bill that also includes Interpol, Chvrches and Portugal. The Man.

Saturday will feature performances by Outkast, Calvin Harris and Foster the People, whose new album, Supermodel, is already garnering a steady buzz. Nas and The Head and the Heart also perform.

Kings of Leon and the Avett Brothers close out the festival on Sunday, along with Skrillex, who will continue his EDM domination. And you won’t want to miss Childish Gambino, The 1975 and others who will make the last day of the festival every bit of a “can’t miss” as the first.

You can check out the full lineup for the three days of music in Chicago right here. And look for more here as we get ready for Lollapalooza 2014 with playlists, artist spotlights and more.

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Yesterday, Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Sleeper Agent released About Last Night, the follow up to their 2011 album, Celebrasion. That album truly put the band on the map, including a nod to singer Alex Kandel in the 2012 Rolling Stone Women Who Rock Competition. They’ve spent lengthy time on the road, hitting festivals like Coachella and sharing bills with bands like fun. They are set to embark on a set of headlining dates next month, followed by dates with Fitz and the Tantrums and select stops on the Vans Warped Tour. Check out the full list of shows here.

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Being away from home for so long is sure to make you long for some of your favorite songs. Check out the playlist they sent us of tracks they’ll be listening to while out on the road, now on Music Unlimited.

Sleeper Agent’s ‘On The Road Again…’ Playlist

  1. Sleeper Agent – “Waves”
  2. Jackson 5 “I Want You Back”
  3. The Ronettes –  “Be My Baby”
  4. Jimi Hendrix – “All Along the Watchtower”
  5. Andrew W.K. – “Party Hard”
  6. Al Green – “Love and Happiness”
  7. Girls – “Lust of Life”
  8. Peter Sarstedt – “Where Do You Go To”
  9. Otis Redding – “Try a Little Tenderness”
  10. Pixies – “Here Comes Your Man”
  11. James – “Laid”
  12. Animal Collective – “Grass”
  13. Jay Reatard – “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me”
  14. Modest Mouse –  “Lounge (Closing Time)”
  15. Wilco – “I’m a Wheel”
  16. Red Red Meat – “Gauze”

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Hercules: The Rock takes on…well…everyone in this first trailer and looks every bit the part of the mythological hero.

Can you smell what The Rock is cooking in these movies? Scorpion King, Fast Five

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NewReleases325Check out what’s new on the Music Unlimited service this week! Read the highlights and browse new albums below.

Highlights:

The 10th album from international pop star Shakira, featuring the hit, “Can’t Remember to Forget You (ft. Rihanna)”
A Greatest Hits collection from the recently departed My Chemical Romance, including one last new song, “Fake Your Death.”
In a fairly non-traditional move, Avicii has remixed his own hit album, True, including the massive tracks, “Wake Me Up” & “Hey Brother.”
A lost Johnny Cash album, recorded over a span of several years in the early 1980’s, featuring duets with his wife June Carter Cash & Waylon Jennings.

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