1. Grizzly Bear, "Mother and Child Reunion" (Paul Simon)
From April's Paul Simon tribute show at BAM, this excellent cover — which recasts Simon's 1973 original basically as a Grizzly Bear song — sort of makes us wish Vampire Weekend would ditch Graceland and buy a couple of Grizzly Bear albums. [Gorilla vs. Bear]
3. Lil Wayne, "So Many Guns, I'ma Shoot One"
Wayne opted not to include this not-bad track on Carter III, probably because he felt that "Shoot Me Down" glorified gun violence in a similar but slightly catchier way. [Nah Right]
4. Asher Roth, "I Love College"
Over the riff from Weezer's "Say It Ain't So," the mix-tape circuit's current favorite white guy extols the virtues of academia. And also drinking. [Nah Right]
5. Crystal Stilts, "Crystal Stilts"
It's not easy for a band to cut through the blog noise these days, but if this Brooklyn quintet can write a few more surf-rock songs named after their band that are as good as this one, we see big things in their future. [Stereogum]