1. Kings of Leon, "Sex on Fire"
The idea of having sex while on fire sounds like it would at least be really exciting for a couple of minutes, if not exactly the most pleasurable way to spend some time. This song is pretty good, if you apply copious salves and unguents afterward. [Covert Curiosity]
2. She + Him feat. Jim James, "Magic Trick"
She (Zooey Deschanel) and Him (M. Ward) perform the nifty "magic trick" of getting into a threesome with Jim James (My Morning Jacket) at the Newport Folk Festival this weekend. [Aquarium Drunkard]
3. Bat for Lashes, "A Forest" (Cure cover)
We'll listen to this Cure classic "again and again and again," especially when it's covered in such a shimmery way by Bat for Lashes, for the upcoming Perfect As Cats: A Tribute to the Cure. [Punkreas]
4. The Streets and Muse, "Who Knows Who"
With anarchic lyrics like "fuck all your laws / fuck your power," it makes sense that this song would sound somewhat fucked up. [Cold Cut]
5. Ben Folds and Regina Spektor, "You Don't Know Me"
Folds asks the listener to replace him with a mannequin or a cardboard cutout at one point in this treacly first single off his new album, and at this point, we're not sure the results would be all that different, with or without Ms. Spektor helping out. [Twelve Major Chords]