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Beyoncé Shops for Beats at Payless

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1. Beyoncé, "New Shoes"
Sadly, these shoes sound like knockoffs. [First Up]

2. Robyn feat. Teddybears, "Cobrastyle" (live on The View)
Robyn performs this Teddybears cover live on The View, our favorite source for hot new music. [Culture Bully]

3. Raekwon feat. Ghostface Killah, "Jihad"
The Chef sounds pretty good here, plus Ghostface chimes in with the dirtiest verse you'll hear all week. [How's the Pie?]

4. Ida, "The Pain of Loving You" (Dolly Parton cover)
Ida performs a sweetly simple cover of an old Dolly Parton–Porter Wagoner song about bad love. Fortunately, loving Dolly usually works out really well. [ Pitchfork]

5. Islands, "The Big Ship"
The Islands pop into the Daytrotter studios to record an old song, a new song, and this, an impressively epic version of this Brian Eno song, apparently without any prep time at all. [Daytrotter]
—Ehren Gresehover