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Lil Wayne: Master of the Subtle Metaphor

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1. Lil Wayne, "Lollipop"
This probable first single from Wayne's Tha Carter III just leaked this morning and already it's the best-ever rap song to use lollipop consumption as a metaphor for oral sex. (Sorry, 50 Cent.) [Nah Right]

2. Peter Morén, "Social Competence"
It's probably blasphemy to say so, but we like him even better without Björn or John (and not just because it's hard to type umlauts). [Stereogum]

3. Jesse Malin, "You Can Make Him Love You" (Hold Steady cover)
Malin's version of the Boys and Girls in America track makes us feel like drinking, but in the good way. [Stereogum]

4. Jesse Malin, "Walk on the Wild Side" (Lou Reed cover)
Sadly, this cover just makes us feel like doing heroin (in the bad way). [Fuel Friends]

5. Tokyo Police Club, "Graves"
TKP's new album leaked over the weekend, and it's at least as good as last year's EP. Here's our fourth-favorite track! [Send Me Dead Flowers]