The latest MP3s to hit the blogs.
1. Wilco, "The Thanks I Get"
A song about being underappreciated, written by a band that can't record a voice-mail greeting without getting a five-star review in Rolling Stone. [You Got a Stew]
2. The White Stripes, "Conquest" (Corky Robbins cover)
The Stripes augment their lineup with Spanish horns, as if Jack White needed an excuse to wear mariachi pants. [Whudahexup]
3. CRS (Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, and Pharrell), "Us Placers"
Lupe, Kanye, and Pharrell rap about the pitfalls of fame over a Thom Yorke sample that illustrates the dangers of recording a boring vanity solo project. [Gorilla vs. Bear]
4. Kanye West, "Interviews"
Kanye West surmises that his interviews would be more factual if he were allowed to proofread them prior to their being published. Also, he, too, likes Peter Bjorn & John. [Idolator]
5. Pete Doherty, "Delivery"
Even on the pipe, this guy still writes some good songs. [Dead Flowers]