The Game: ‘The Black Liberace’?

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1. The Game, "Superman"

The song's pretty cool, but dissing Batman (in favor of the superhero of the title) and identifying with John Gotti shows that the Game isn't too good at picking winners. Also, he calls himself the "Black Liberace." [ href="http://gillmoreboy.blogspot.com/2008/08/listen-game-superman-prod-by-just-blaze.html">Sit Down Stand Up]

2. Hope Sandoval, "Wild Roses"
We're not sure which is more unbelievable: that Hope Sandoval (of Mazzy Star) is 42 years old, or that she's decided to debut her first new song in nearly a decade on a compilation record put out by a French airline. [Brooklyn Vegan]

3. Late of the Pier, "Heartbeat" (Hot Chip Remix)
HC add more cowbell to this song from Late of the Pier's much-anticipated new record. [VoulesRandom]

4. Passenger, "Umbrella" (Rihanna cover)
In the absence of a consensus Song of the Summer, Passenger prove that last year's still has hooks for days. [Welikeit.indie]

5. T.I. feat. the Dream, "Like I Do"
T.I./T.I.P. now has a third personality to add to the list, as he seems as obsessed with threesomes in this new song as Woody Allen's publicist. [Ants in My Trance] —Ehren Gresehover