Akon Unleashes His Inner Jacko — Musically This Time

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1. Akon, "Wanna Be Startin' Something'" (Michael Jackson cover)
Yes, Akon covering Michael Jackson. Sadly, we were unable to think of a joke for this one. [Mixtape Maestro]

2. Pet Politics, "Taken Away by Aliens"
We're not sure which is more impressive — that Sweden can turn out so much excellent indie music or that everybody there seems to speak better English than we do. [Pop Headwound]

3. Black Mountain, "Tyrants"
Black Mountain writes songs that sound like the musical equivalent of Lord of the Rings. But in a good way. [Pitchfork]

4. Goldfrapp, "Cologne Cerrone Houdini"
Like all of their best work, this track from Goldfrapp sounds like Nico singing the theme song to a Connery-era Bond film. [Neill]

5. Georgie James, "Places"
D.C.'s Georgie James is like an American Peter, Bjorn & John, but they'll probably have to hire a Swede before they'll write anything as catchy as "Young Folks." [Minneapolis Fucking Rocks]
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