Singles file: Kid Cudi f. Kanye West, Mac Miller, Brandon Flowers
By Allison Stewart
A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind...
Kid Cudi featuring Kanye West: "Wylin' Cause I'm Young"
Cudi continues to sound inexplicably depressed on this 'Ye-assisted track from the now-postponed "Man on the Moon II."
Mac Miller: "Ride Around"
The 18-year-old Pittsburgh rapper goes the amiable-stoner route on this Quidditch-referencing, Wiz Khalifa-aping track from his great new mix tape, "K.I.D.S."
The Arcade Fire: "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" (Tommie Sunshine's Quaalude Edit)
The "Suburbs" highlight gets an even synthier, high-energy reboot.
How to Dress Well: "Ecstasy With Jojo"
The latest from Tom Krell, the one-man-band/producer otherwise known as HTDW, is a woozy slice of bedroom soul draped around a sample of Michael Jackson's "Baby Be Mine."
Brandon Flowers: "Only the Young" (Jesse Marco & Cool Cat Remix)
We're not sure why the remix of this song leaked before the song itself did, but if the tracks we've heard so far are any indication, Flowers's solo debut, "Flamingo," will sound more like a Killers disc than anything the Killers have done in years.
August 17, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
Categories: Singles file | Tags: Arcade Fire, Brandon Flowers, How to Dress Well, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Mac Miller
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