R. Kelly Wants to Romance You, NASA-Style

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The latest MP3s to hit the blogs.

1. R. Kelly, “Sex Planet”
Underneath the subtle metaphor and sophisticated double-entendre, this song carries one simple and important message: R. Kelly wants to fuck you in outer space. [Idolator]

2. Patti Smith, “Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect” (Decemberists cover)
Already a legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Smith makes one last-ditch attempt to endear herself to Decemberists front man Colin Meloy. [The Music Slut]

3. Elton John, “Time Has Told Me” (Nick Drake cover)
A pre-fame John covers a recently deceased Drake, excellently. [Lonesome Music]

4. Arcade Fire, “Intervention” (live at KCRW)
From a 2005 radio session, this stripped-down version of the Neon Bible track proves once and for all that Arcade Fire were into Bruce Springsteen way before the Killers were. [The Music Slut]

5. The Chemical Brothers feat. Midlake, “The Pills Won’t Help You”
It’s been two years since their last album, but the Chemical Brothers are back to rock you, albeit in a mellow and unassuming fashion. [Cause=Time]
Lane Brown

R. Kelly Wants to Romance You, NASA-Style