1. Outkast, "Da Art of Storytellin' Pt. 4"
This new track finds André 3000 turning in one of his best raps in years. Yeah, you read that right: André 3000 is actually rapping on this song! [Nah Right]
2. Deerhunter, "Calvary Scars"
America's freakiest indie-rock band recently debuted this slow, creepy new tune at the Daytrotter studio. Unsurprisingly, Pitchfork loves it and wants to have, like, 9.3 of its babies. [Daytrotter]
3. Kate Nash, "Foundations"
British people keep insisting that Kate Nash is a "chav," and we don't really know what that means. We're guessing that it translates roughly to "sounds a lot like Lily Allen." [Hate Something Beautiful]
4. Girls Aloud, "Sexy...No No No"
We get the dismal, narcoleptic strip-club pop of the Pussycat Dolls, and British people get absurd, super-charged dance-rock hits like this one from Girls Aloud. It's just not fair! [8/1]
5. Wire, "No Warning Given"
This cut from Wire's latest EP proves that the British art-punk legends ought to run a seminar at the Learning Annex on how to age gracefully in rock and roll. [Audiversity] —Matthew Perpetua