Against All Odds, Rihanna, and Klaxons Make the Grammys Look Even More Lame

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1. Rihanna feat. Klaxons, "Umbrella" (live at the Brits)
Like the Grammys, this week's Brit Awards had a kick-ass Amy Winehouse performance, but they also got this amped-up live version of last year(-and-a-half)'s jam "Umbrella." And the winner is — the English. [Hypeful]

2. Jens Lekman, "New Directions"
On this brand new song, Lekman mixes in some trendy African influences with his already eclectic sound. The result is better than anything put out by Paul Simon's ska band, Vampire Weekend. [Inkiostro]

3. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, "Nashville Parthenon"
Everyone's favorite Eeyore returns to Daytrotter with this excellent track from 2006's Etiquette. [The Music Slut]

4. Flo-Rida, "Get Low (DJ Hostility Remix Bounce)"
Despite DJ Hostility's deceiving moniker, this synthy, up-tempo remix is just as fun and a little friendlier than the original. [Panda Toes]

5. Wolf Parade, "Telephone"
Somehow, it's taken more than five months for this new Wolf Parade song to make it to the hungry, hungry hipsters of the blogosphere, but maybe that's because the sound quality is so bad that you can't tell whether it's Wolf Parade or one of their dozen or so side projects. [Bridging the Atlantic] —Ehren Gresehover