Jared Leto More Daft Than Punk

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1. 30 Seconds to Mars, “Stronger” (Kanye West cover)
Now that 50 versus Kanye has been decided, it’s time for the next tête-à-tête: Jared Leto versus good taste and human decency. [Musiteka]

2. The Flaming Lips, “I Was Zapped By the Lucky Super Rainbow”
Pro: It’s better than that song from the Spider-Man 3 album. Con: It’s on the soundtrack to Good Luck Chuck. Pro: Features no Dane Cook cameos. [Twelve Major Chords]

3. A Place to Bury Strangers, “She Dies”
This Brooklyn shoegaze project is equal parts stoned bliss and … what were we talking about again? [5 Acts]

4. Sick of Sarah, “Bittersweet”
This should soothe the itchy rash created by the lack of decent girl rock. If you’ve ever felt nostalgic about early Sleater-Kinney, this is your band of the year. [Rock Sellout]

5. Omarion feat. Bow Wow, “Hood Star”
Omarion’s fame is sort of inexplicable — he was in a failed R&B group, then became a solo artist and middling actor, and suddenly he’s ubiquitous. Luckily, he has decided to collaborate with Bow Wow, a guy whose fame is even more mind-boggling. [Gelekt]
—Kyle Anderson