Cello Player Crazily Invites Wrath of Kanye West

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1. Ben Sollee, “Dear Kanye”
Wow. Ben Sollee, a bush-league folkie, pens Kanye a musical open letter in which he tells him “you don’t need a light show, just good flows,” a likely reference to West’s delayed, much-criticized Bonnaroo performance and resultant blog rant. If he writes another song as condescending as this one, Sollee is going to find himself with more than a nasty blog post to worry about. [Backseat Sandbar]

2. Dizzee Rascal, “That’s Not My Name” (Ting Tings cover)
England’s Minister of Grime drops by Live Lounge to remake the Ting Ting’s wallflower anthem as an angry track about hate speech. [Mixtape Maestro]

3. Man Man, “Doo Right”
Man Man leader Honus Honus sings, “I want to hold you until the mountains turn to sand,” but settles for “until his keyboard runs out of power.” [Pitchfork]

4. UNKLE feat. Josh Homme, “Chemical”
James Levelle gets help from a Queen of the Stone Age on this paranoid (and pretty good) track off his new record. [Swill Merchant]

5. Anoraak, “Talking in Your Sleep” (Romantics cover)
Anoraak somehow manages to make this cover sound even more retro than the original. [Culture of Me] —Ehren Gresehover

Cello Player Crazily Invites Wrath of Kanye West