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Common Sends One Out to the People

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The latest MP3s to hit the blogs.

1. Common, "The People"
Common's curse-free lyrics may preach nonviolence and anti-consumerism, but this Kanye-produced single makes us so fucking excited about his new album we could stab someone in the neck with a video iPod. [Idolator]

2. Ryan Adams feat. Sheryl Crow, "Two"
Pop music's most celebrated amateur climatologist (Crow) helps out alt-country's most inexhaustible natural resource (Adams) on this first taste of his upcoming Easy Tiger. [Fuel Friends]

3. Green Day, "Working Class Hero" (John Lennon cover)
Billie Joe Armstrong and Co. turn in a faithful version of Lennon's 1970 sorta hit. [Eightfires]

4. Fergie, "Barracuda" (Heart cover)
You can thank the producers of Shrek 3 for this cover from the film's soundtrack, which honestly isn't that bad. [Ultimate Music Zone]

5. Ben Gibbard, "All Apologies" (Nirvana cover)
On this instructive cover of the In Utero track, the Death Cab front man shows why Nirvana songs should never be played on a piano. [Stereogum]
Lane Brown