1. Clipse and Re-Up Gang, We Got It for Cheap Vol. 3
Clipse's Malice and Pusha-T return on this cracktastic new mix tape. You know what this means — their next studio album should be out in four more years! [Nah Right]
2. Radiohead, "Bodysnatchers"
This weekend, British TV host Jools Holland loaded his 200th episode with a passel of A-list music celebs, most of whom (Mary J. Blige, Feist, Cat Power) can be seen totally digging Radiohead's blistering performance of "Bodysnatchers." Stars: They're just like us! [Deaf Indie Elephants]
3. ABX, "Punk Your Mind (Vampire Weekend vs. Styles P)"
At the risk of starting the Vampire Weekend backlash, we would like to point out that their Ivy League manners and appropriation of Third World music mostly makes us think of Paul Simon. Still, Styles P makes this mash-up sound plenty exciting. [Culture Bully]
4. Alex and Sam, "Found Our Way"
Samantha Sidley just successfully auditioned for American Idol, but considering how all the past winners are getting dropped from their labels, she'd probably have more success writing songs like this one. [L.A. Underground]
5. Nikka Costa, "The Denial Twist" (White Stripes cover)
If Costa wants to revive her career by riding Amy Winehouse's tattered coattails, she's going to have to do better than this overly slick cover.[Twelve Major Chords]